The Language Development Department is offering a Student Assistant position, available from June 1st, 2023.
We are seeking a student assistant to help with the Department’s research on how humans acquire language. The assistant will assist with lab-based studies with children and adults, and with coding language and communicative behaviour in caregiver-child interactions. The position would suit a student with an interest in a career in research in language, cognitive science, education and/or cognitive neuroscience.
The deadline for applications is midnight (CEST) on Monday March 27th, 2022. Please submit your application directly via this link on our recruitment portal.
Applications should include
Interviews will be held on Tuesday April 11th or Thursday April 13rd, 2023. Please let us know if you are available on these dates (via Zoom).
For further information or questions about these positions, please contact the secretary of the Language Development Department, Ilse van den Dobbelsteen (Ilse.vandenDobbelsteen [at] mpi.nl).
The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Psycholinguistics is entirely devoted to psycholinguistics – the study of how we produce and understand language, and how we acquire these skills as first or second language learners. 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 Behaviour and the Centre for Language Studies at Radboud University. We also work closely with other child development researchers as part of the Baby and Child Research Centre.
Staff and students at the MPI have access to state-of-the art research and training facilities (including audio-visual equipment, EEG, fMRI, eye tracking, virtual reality labs, molecular biology labs and a child-friendly child development lab).
The Institute 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 MPI for Psycholinguistics recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We are committed to redressing systemic problems with diversity in science, and therefore welcome applications from individuals from minority groups and from groups that are otherwise under-represented.
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