Research Project Coordinator in Bioacoustics/Animal Behavior/Data Analysis
2-years full time
(Salary range: €38,811 - €51,377 p.a.)
The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, is offering a Research Project Coordinator position in Bioacoustics/Animal Behavior/Data Analysis within the newly established Comparative Bioacoustics Group. The host research group, led by Dr. Andrea Ravignani, investigates the evolutionary bases of speech and music, mostly performing (non-invasive) cross-species behavioral research in seals, humans, and other mammals. Research in the Comparative Bioacoustics Group spans 5 main strands (see here for details). The group has an international spirit and is open to diverse perspectives and approaches.
We are seeking a highly motivated research coordinator to organize and help performing research on speech-like and music-like capacities in humans and non-human animals. The two main tasks of the candidate will be: 1) organizing the logistics of all the projects in the group, and 2) assisting with, and performing, behavioral experiments, audio/video analyses, data wrangling, and statistical analyses. There will also be opportunities to engage in hands-on behavioral work with animals. The position would suit a graduate with an interest in pursuing a research career in language, cognitive science, animal behavior, and/or cognitive neuroscience.
The successful applicant will have as many of the following:
Conditions of employment
The MPI in Nijmegen is an internationally leading research institute studying how our minds and brains process language including their underlying genetic architectures and similarities with other animals. The institute has a multidisciplinary stimulating research environment, excellent facilities and computing resources. 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 Human Genetics Department of Radboud University Medical Centre. Nijmegen is a young, diverse and student-friendly city. 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 women, people with disabilities and under-represented groups are particularly encouraged.
Please send the following documents in a single pdf file by e-mail to Lianne Peters (Secretary, Comparative Bioacoustics Group: lianne.peters [at] mpi.nl) with subject ‘coordinator position CBA group: application. Please indicate whether we can keep your application details and personal information for up to 2 years, in the event that future positions at the MPI arise. Receipt will be acknowledged.
For informal scientific enquiries, please send an email to Andrea Ravignani, leader of the Comparative Bioacoustics Group (Andrea.Ravignani [at] mpi.nl) with subject ‘coordinator position CBA group: scientific enquiry’. For general enquiries, please send an email to Lianne Peters (lianne.peters [at] mpi.nl) with subject ‘coordinator position CBA group: general enquiry’. The job interview will be held in English. Short-listed candidates will be invited to participate in a skype interview.
Applications will be reviewed from September, 15th 2020 onwards until the position has been filled. The proposed starting date is March 1st 2021, but negotiable.