We are looking for a full-time postdoctoral researcher to join the newly-founded Minerva Fast Track Group ‘The Communicative Brain’, led by Linda Drijvers, at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. The Communicative Brain group is embedded in the Neurobiology of Language department of the MPI for Psycholinguistics.
The successful applicant will investigate the neurobiological basis of how listeners integrate auditory and visual signals from (multiple) conversational partners, and how listeners distribute their attention to these auditory and visual signals during face-to-face interaction. To do so, you will use a new, cutting-edge technique called rapid invisible frequency tagging, in combination with dual-EEG and MEG, to study the role of low-frequency neural oscillations in this process.
What we expect from you
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The MPI for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen 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. Cross-departmental projects and interdisciplinary work are strongly encouraged.
We are 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. Applications from under-represented minorities, women, and people with disabilities are particularly encouraged.
Applications should include:
Electronic applications should be sent to Carolin Lorenz (carolin.lorenz [at] mpi.nl). For questions and informal enquiries, contact Dr. Linda Drijvers (linda.drijvers [at] mpi.nl)
The deadline for applications is October 26, 2020 and Skype interviews will be held early November. The start date of this position is January 1st, 2021.