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LINGUIST List 20.4139

Thu Dec 03 2009

Jobs: German; Lang Acquisition: PhD Position, Georg-August-U Göttingen

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        1.    Mareike Fischer, German; Language Acquisition: PhD Position, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany

Message 1: German; Language Acquisition: PhD Position, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany
Date: 03-Dec-2009
From: Mareike Fischer <mareike.fischerwestpress.de>
Subject: German; Language Acquisition: PhD Position, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany
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University or Organization: Georg-August-University Göttingen
Job Location: Göttingen, Germany
Web Address: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/positions-exini
Job Rank: PhD position

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition

Required Language(s): German, Standard (deu)


This position has been filled.

The newly established Free Floater Research Group "Language Acquisition"
at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen invites applications for a
half-time PhD position

The position is initially available for two years starting immediately and
can be extended following favourable reviews. Salaries are in accordance
with the German state regulated public service salary scale (E 13 TV-L and
50% E 13 TV-L, respectively).

The "Language Acquisition" group, led by Dr Nivedita Mani, focuses on
investigating the processes underlying the development of
lexico-phonological representations and word recognition in infancy and
adulthood. The group will have access to state-of-the-art facilities for
infant Intermodal Preferential Looking, EEG, adult eye-trackers, and a
variety of other behavioural paradigms. The post is not restricted to a
particular project and the candidate will have flexibility in defining the
parameters of their research, within the constraints of the group's
research foci. For further information about the group, please visit our
website at http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/127874.html.

Candidates for the PhD position should hold an excellent first degree in
the same fields. Also important is a strong background in experimental
methods and statistical analysis, and the ability to become acquainted with
new methods quickly. Previous work with infants or children, experience
with EEG and familiarity with programming tools like MATLAB is desirable
but not required. The working language of the group is English and the
language for testing purposes will be German, so while fluency in German is
not required, an interest in learning German is essential.

Responsibilities for the position involve participation in all aspects of
the research group, including designing and running experiments, data
analysis, subject recruitment, write-up and presentation of data at
national and international conferences.

The "Language Acquisition" group is a Free Floater Research Group recently
established at the Georg-August-University Göttingen in the scope of the
German Excellence Initiative. The University ranks among the top research
institutions in the country, offering great career opportunities for young

The University of Göttingen seeks to increase the participation of women in
areas in which they are currently underrepresented and therefore explicitly
encourages women to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will
be favoured.

Applications must be submitted via the online form located at
www.uni-goettingen.de/positions-exini by December 31st, 2009. For informal
enquiries about the post please contact Nivedita Mani (n.maniucl.ac.uk).

Application Deadline: This position has been filled.

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