LINGUIST List 11.2674

Sun Dec 10 2000

Jobs: Lang Comprehension: Research at Max Planck Inst

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  1. Dr. Anne Cutler, Lang Comprehension: Research at Max Planck Inst, Netherlands

Message 1: Lang Comprehension: Research at Max Planck Inst, Netherlands

Date: 8 Dec 2000 13:55:32 -0000
From: Dr. Anne Cutler <>
Subject: Lang Comprehension: Research at Max Planck Inst, Netherlands

Rank of Job: Postdoctoral position
Areas Required: Language Comprehension
Other Desired Areas: Experimental Phonetics/Phonology
University or Organization: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Department: Comprehension Group
State or Province: Gelderland
Country: The Netherlands
Final Date of Application: 15 January, 2001
Contact: Dr. Anne Cutler

Address for Applications:
Postbus 310
Nijmegen 6500 AH
The Netherlands

The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics is offering a
postdoctoral staff position in the field of language comprehension.
This is a non-permanent position (term of appointment 3 to 5 years).
It is a research position and involves no teaching duties;
considerable technical support is available. The position will be
available in 2001; we would prefer the successful candidate to begin
earlier rather than later in the year.

Research at the institute in the area of language comprehension
currently focusses on spoken-word recognition and the role of
phonological structure in comprehension. The research includes strong
components of cross-linguistic comparison and computational modelling.
Current members of the group have primary research interests in
infants' development of word recognition abilities, and in adult
processing of spoken language in native and non-native languages.
Current research focusses on phonetic perception, the processing of
suprasegmental structure, the recognition of word forms and the
segmentation of continuous speech. The group currently includes six
scientists and six students working towards a PhD degree.

To supplement the expertise of the group we are particularly
interested in a candidate with knowledge of experimental
phonetics/phonology. Young scientists with a completed Ph.D. in a
relevant field are encouraged to apply. Relevant fields could include
experimental phonetics, laboratory phonology, experimental
psycholinguistics, or a related experimental discipline. An important
criterion is a demonstrated ability to publish research findings.

Applications should include a c.v. and the names of two referees who
would be willing to write letters of recommendation; examples of
published work and a cover letter describing research interests would
also be helpful.

Send applications to:

 Dr. Anne Cutler
 Max-Planck-Institut fuer Psycholinguistik
 Postbus 310
 6500 AH Nijmegen
 The Netherlands

fax: 31-24-3521213
e-mail: anne.cutlerMPI.NL

Deadline for receipt of applications: 15 Jan. 2001
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