[BERG] FW: Post-doctoral position - primate vocalization - Marseille

Christine Caldwell c.a.caldwell at stir.ac.uk
Fri Jul 27 09:11:51 BST 2012

From: James Anderson
Sent: 27 July 2012 08:51
To: Christine Caldwell
Subject: FW: Post-doctoral position - primate vocalization -  Marseille


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From: fagot [joel.fagot at univ-provence.fr]
Sent: 27 July 2012 08:29
To: Hopkins, William; David Washburn; Tetsuro Matsuzawa; Robert Cook; seyfarth at psych.upenn.edu; aw2 at st-andrews.ac.uk; Masaki Tomonaga; James Anderson; Roger Thompson; Alban Lemasson; Thomas R. Zentall; peter.scheifele at uconn.edu; chris at galliform.bhs.mq.edu.au; mjo9 at cornell.edu; Arnaud Rey
Subject: Post-doctoral position - primate vocalization -  Marseille

Postdoctoral position in language and animal communication

Dear colleagues,

Please find below an announcement for a post-doc position

With my best regards, J. Fagot


Brain and Language Research Institute, Aix-Marseille University, France
with Arnaud Rey, Thierry Legou and Joël Fagot
Starting date: October 2012 or later

A postdoctoral position is available at the Brain and Language Research Institute (BLRI, a
"Labex", Laboratoire d'Excellence, created in 2012 under the auspices of the "Investissement
d'Avenir" French government programme : http://blri.weebly.com/). This multi-disciplinary
research structure is hosted by Aix-Marseille University, France.
The postdoc will work on a research project involving experts in human language processing
(Arnaud Rey), acoustic signal processing (Thierry Legou) and animal cognition (Joël Fagot).
The long-term objective of this research project is assess the primate origins of human
language, as it pertains to the production and control of vocalizations. This task will be
implemented in the Primate Cognition and Behavior Platform in Rousset (France) to take
advantage of the automatization of the test procedure and the very large number of data that
can be collected in this laboratory.
The postdoc will take part in developing new methods for recording and processing the
vocalizations of baboons produced in their social context. The main goal will be to collect a
new ethogram and build a new large-scale database on baboon’s vocalizations in order 1) to
characterize their vocal repertoire, 2) determine the acoustic features of baboon vocalizations
(e.g., time and frequency domains) and 3) to test the descriptive adequacy of existing

The candidate should preferably have a background in ethology/primatology, animal
(preferably vocal) communication.

Mastering the French (and baboon) language is not necessary (but English is). h. The position
is for one year.

The candidate should first contact Arnaud Rey (arnaud.rey at univ-amu.fr), Thierry Legou
(thierry.legou at univ-amu.fr) or Joël Fagot (joel.fagot at univ-amu.fr). Second, applications
should be sent by email to philippe.blache at blri.fr and should include a CV, a brief statement
of research interests, the expected date of availability and the names of 3 references.

Applications should be sent before September 5th, 2012.

   . Position: 1 year
   . Salary: 1,950K€ net per month (all taxes deduced, excepted income tax)
   . Deadline: September 3rd
   . Starting date: not later than November 2012

Application should be sent tophilippe.blache at blri.fr  with copy tonadera.bureau at blri.fr.

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