Full-time (part-time/job share applications also welcome)
The Multimodal Language Department at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands is offering a 3- to 5-year Research Scientist position at the postdoctoral level in 2023 (precise start date flexible). The successful candidate will act as project leader on one of the department’s new projects on multimodal corpus linguistics, computational linguistics and machine learning described below. The successful candidate may also be expected to train, co-supervise MA/PhD students working on related projects.
The successful candidate will be responsible for analyzing, developing methods and resources for the large-scale study of multimodal language data in various spoken and/or signed languages. The candidate will be able to work both with existing lab recordings and/or with media recordings, develop multimodal language analysis (e.g., gesture, speech, sign and/or visual graphics used with text) methods based on existing machine learning applications (e.g. MediaPipe, OpenPose etc.) and/or computational methods, and will train other researchers in using these methods and resources.
To apply please use our application portal here.
The deadline for application is March 15, 2023.
Candidates will be informed about shortlisting before April 1, 2023 and will be interviewed in April.
Rolling recruitment will continue until we find the right candidate.
Applications should be in .pdf format and should include:
If you have questions about the post that you wish to discuss before you apply, please email the Department Director Prof. Asli Ozyurek at asli.ozyurek [at] mpi.nl.
The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen is a research institute 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 with other agents, how multiple modalities (as in speech, gesture and sign) shape language and its use in diverse languages, 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 Behavior and the Centre for Language Studies at the Radboud University.
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. We recognize the positive value of diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. We therefore welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, disability, marital or parental status, racial, ethnic or social origin, color, religion, belief, or sexual orientation (https://www.mpi.nl/page/equal-opportunities).