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Post-doctoral position

Announcing a post-doctoral position in music cognition

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN MUSIC COGNITION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, MCGILL UNIVERSITY in Montreal, QC. The post-doctoral scholar will work in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel Levitin studying melody recognition under transformations in pitch, rhythm, meter, tempo and timbre. A Ph.D. in cognitive psychology or a closely related discipline is required, and background in one or more of the following areas is preferred: music cognition, categorization, psychophysics, auditory perception, concept formation, or memory. Starting date is flexible between March 1, 2010 and September 1, 2010 and is for one year, renewable. Applicants should submit a c.v., statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to <mailto:laura.testa@xxxxxxxxx>laura.testa@xxxxxxxxx

McGill University's psychology department has a distinguished history of auditory research, and offers many opportunities for cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research through affiliations with the Schulich School of Music, the Medical School, the Montreal Neurological Institute, and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology. Montreal is known as a lively and dynamic city, a major cultural center with a vibrant music and arts scene, including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Montreal Jazz Festival, and two major museums.