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Postdoctoral Research Position in children’s language processing

The Learning through Processing Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands is offering a 3-year postdoctoral position available from 1st September 2018.

 

Postdoctoral Researcher

Language Development Department

Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Full time

The Learning through Processing Research Group in the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics has a 3-year postdoctoral position available for a talented junior scientist who is interested in conducting cutting edge research investigating the relationship between online language processing and language acquisition. The successful candidate will work with group leader Dr Evan Kidd on studies investigating grammatical processing. The group has a strong cross-linguistic focus, and encourages applications from individuals working on lesser-studied languages.

Requirements

  • A PhD in psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, or a related discipline.
  • Experience conducting experimental research and analysing data sets using up-to-date statistical approaches.
  • Experience coding and analysing corpus data.
  • Excellent written and spoken English. The language of the Institute is English, so knowledge of Dutch is not required.


Desirable

  • Experience with eye-tracking and/or EEG methodologies.
  • Experience with one or more programming languages (e.g., R, Python).
  • Conditions of employment
  • The position is available from 1st September, 2018, though start date is negotiable
  • Full-time position (39 hours per week) with a term of appointment of 3 years
  • The salary is according to the German TVöD (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst) and is classified in salary group E13 (depending on the experience of the applicant between EUR 3.657,34 and EUR 5.523,65 gross per month, based on a full-time employment).
  • All research staff have access to state-of-the art research and training facilities and a generous conference and travel budget.  

The employer
The MPI for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, is the only research institute in the world entirely devoted to the study of language. Our goal is to understand how our minds and brains process language, how language interacts with other aspects of mind, and how we can learn languages of quite different types. We are situated on the campus of the Radboud University, and have close collaborative links with the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour and the Centre for Language Studies at Radboud University.
The MPI is part of the Max Planck Society, an independent non-governmental association of German-funded research institutes dedicated to fundamental research in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunities employer. For further details please see our website: http://www.mpi.nl

Application procedure
Please send the following documents in a single PDF file by Friday 1st June to Nanjo Bogdanowicz at nanjo.bogdanowicz@mpi.nl

Applications should include:

  • A 2-page statement of research interests.
  • A CV, which should include a list of publications.
  • Contact details for three referees.
  • Details of your availability for interview in person or via Skype on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th June 2018.  
Last checked 2018-05-02 by Nanjo Bogdanowicz
About MPI

This is the MPI

The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics is an institute of the German Max Planck Society. Our mission is to undertake basic research into the psychological,social and biological foundations of language. The goal is to understand how our minds and brains process language, how language interacts with other aspects of mind, and how we can learn languages of quite different types.

The institute is situated on the campus of the Radboud University. We participate in the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and have particularly close ties to that institute's Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging. We also participate in the Centre for Language Studies. A joint graduate school, the IMPRS in Language Sciences, links the Donders Institute, the CLS and the MPI.

 

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