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Jobs: Cognitive Sci; Neuroling; Psycholing: Phd, Max Planck Institute

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        1.     Rachel Sheer , Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics: Phd, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Message 1: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics: Phd, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Date: 21-Nov-2011
From: Rachel Sheer <imprsmpi.nl>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics: Phd, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands
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University or Organization: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Department: IMPRS for Language Sciences
Job Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Web Address: http://www.mpi.nl/education/imprs-for-language-sciences
Job Rank: PhD

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; Language and Genetics


The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Language
Sciences is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
and two research institutes based at the Radboud University Nijmegen, the
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour and the Centre for
Language Studies.


The IMPRS for Language Sciences is advertising 3 doctoral fellowships in
any field contributing to the language sciences, for example, linguistics,
psycholinguistics, cognitive neuroscience of language, or language and
genetics. The fellowships are, in the normal case, three years in length.
Fellowship recipients will receive a monthly salary sufficient to cover living
costs in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Applicants must have a Masters degree (or expect to complete the degree
before September 2012) in a relevant field. The working language of the
research school is English.

Applications must be prepared according to the following guidelines or will not
be considered. Your application must be emailed as one PDF document that
includes the following information:

Curriculum vitae. Include:
- Relevant work and educational background.
- Details about your completed or expected Masters degree, including
supervisors, date of completion, title of thesis and a brief description of your
topic, and any grades you received for relevant coursework (no official
transcript required).
- Details about your technical skillset and proficiency. For example, this may
include programming, statistics, mathematical knowledge, experimental
design/methods, neuroimaging, practical phonetics, corpus methods,
fieldwork, etc.

Research proposal. No more than one page. Include:
- Your proposed research question (one sentence) and title (no longer than 10
- A sketch of your proposed PhD research project that gives a basic overview
of your proposed research and the methods you would hope to employ. Note,
the details of the final research project would be decided upon in consultation
with supervisors if a fellowship were awarded—here we would like to see how
well you can frame a research question and test a hypothesis.
- Names of potential supervisors from any of the three IMPRS partner
institutes. You can find out about researchers' work from the partner institute
websites. You do not need to contact potential supervisors at this time.

Personal statement. No more than half a page.
- The IMPRS community is an active one, where our PhDs take part in
enrichment and training, and help to organise activities for the research
school. If you were awarded a fellowship (a) whom would you like to invite as
a guest speaker? (b) what professional development training would be most
useful for you? and (c) what activities would you propose?

References. Provide:
- Names, titles and email contact details of 2 academic referees. We will
only contact them if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Proof of English-language proficiency if not a native English speaker.
- Electronic copy/scan of TOEFL/Cambridge/IELTS certificate or equivalent.
This may be submitted after the main application deadline if necessary.

The final day for applications is Thursday, 5 January 2012. Applications
received after this date will not be considered.

Send your application by email (marked 'IMPRS application') to the
application email address below. In your email, specify how you heard about
the IMPRS for Language Sciences.

Interviews will be held in mid-February 2012. Start dates will be 3 September

Application Deadline: 05-Jan-2012

Email Address for Applications: imprsmpi.nl
Contact Information:
Ms Rachel Sheer
Email: imprsmpi.nl
Phone: +31 24 3521549

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