Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Neurogenic Language Disorders

hallowel at hallowel at
Mon Jun 29 19:25:02 UTC 2009

I apologize for a repeat mailing about this possibility. I did not realize 
that the flyer I had sent to the list as an attachment did not go through 
on Funknet. The information is now pasted below in this email. Feel free to 
forward this to others who may be interested. Thanks. Brooke Hallowell

Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Neurogenic Language Disorders
School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences, College of Health and 
Human Services, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA

Position Description: Postdoctoral scholars are invited to apply for a 
twelve-month appointment in a thriving research laboratory group dedicated 
to acquired neurogenic language disorders in adults. The position is funded 
through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute on 
Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and the Ohio University 
Technology Gap Fund. Responsibilities include: (a) coordination, 
recruitment and scheduling of research participants (controls and adults 
with aphasia) for experiments, (b) coordination of data collection 
involving people with and without aphasia, (c) development of research 
databases, (d) assistance with data analysis, and (e) contribution to 
scholarly manuscripts for publications based on results. Strong teamwork is 
essential. The successful applicant will be encouraged to take advantage of 
personalized mentorship in scholarly career development, including research 
processes, publication, and grant writing. Additionally, the position 
entails exceptional opportunities for hands-on experience in technology 
transfer and commercialization of research.

The Ohio University Neurolinguistics Laboratory: Directed by Dr. Brooke 
Hallowell, the Ohio University Neurolinguistics Laboratory is dedicated to 
the study of acquired neurogenic language disorders in adults.  Disorders 
under study include aphasia and aspects of brain injury, dementia, stroke, 
and diabetes that affect people's cognitive and communicative abilities. 
New technologies are under development to address problems of assessment of 
language comprehension, working memory, attention, and other areas of 
linguistic and cognitive processing. In addition to its on-campus research 
space in Grover Center, the Neurolinguistics Laboratory has multiple 
affiliated clinical research sites, including the Cleveland Hearing and 
Speech Center (Cleveland, OH), the Ohio University Clinical Research Site 
in Columbus (Columbus, OH), the University of West Virginia School of 
Medicine (Morgantown, VA), the Stroke Comeback Center (Oakton, VA), and the 
Moscow Federal Center of Speech Pathology and Neurorehabilitation (Moscow, 
Russia). Research is also active with collaborators in the United Kingdom, 
India, China, and Korea. Current extramural funding sources include the 
National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. 
Neurolinguistics Laboratory members demonstrate ongoing excellent success 
with research awards and peer-reviewed research publications and conference 

The School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences (HSLS): The School is 
one of the oldest and largest academic programs in communication sciences 
and disorders in the world. HSLS offers five degree programs: BS in 
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences, MA in Speech-Language Pathology, AuD 
(Clinical Doctorate in Audiology), PhD in Speech and Language Science, and 
PhD in Hearing Science. The School has a solid commitment to international 
collaboration and ample external clinical research sites throughout the US 
and internationally. The School has a rich track record of active 
interdisciplinary engagement. Faculty, graduate student and postdoctoral 
scholar backgrounds represent a rich array of credentials, education and 
experience in diverse areas.

The School is one of six schools in the College of Health and Human 
Services. The College is housed in Grover Center, a recently remodeled 
academic facility housing offices and research laboratories for faculty, 
"smart" classrooms, a fitness/wellness center, and a spacious 
state-of-the-art Hearing, Speech and Language Clinic.  The clinic includes 
ample diagnostic and treatment materials and clinical technology. 
Additional information about the school and community may be accessed at: Ohio University is a state-assisted 
Doctoral Research-Extensive university with 20,000 students on its 
picturesque Athens campus and 8,500 students on five regional campuses.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. and strong interests in aphasia and other 
neurogenic communication disorders in adults are required. Demonstrated 
educational and research background in one or more of the following areas 
is desired: communication sciences and disorders, speech-language 
pathology, cognitive science, linguistics, psychology, and/or biomedical 

Starting Date: Negotiable. Desired start date is September 1, 2009.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and 
experience.  The position is for a twelve-month appointment, with possible 
renewal.  Postdoctoral scholars are provided office space and access to the 
Ohio University Neurolinguistics Laboratory. University benefits include 
tuition for employee plus qualified dependents, a comprehensive insurance 
package (prescription plan, vision benefits, dental plan, and life 
insurance), and a retirement program.

Application:  A completed application includes: a curriculum vitae, a 
letter specifically describing how qualifications and accomplishments fit 
the requirements of the position, and the names, titles, addresses, and 
telephone numbers of three current references.  Candidates from 
underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.  All applicants must 
complete the on-line Quick Application at:
For additional information, contact Brooke Hallowell, Ph.D., Director, 
School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences. E-mail: hallowel at
Address: W218 Grover Center, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701 USA 
	Telephone: 740-593-1356 	Fax: 740-593-0287 	

Application Timeframe: Apply by July 20, 2009 for optimal consideration. 
Review begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Ohio University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Brooke Hallowell, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, F-ASHA
Director, School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
W218 Grover Center
Ohio University
Athens, OH  45701

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