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LINGUIST List 23.2410

Mon May 21 2012

Jobs: Cog Sci; Lang Acq; Neuroling: Funded PhD Positions, Georg-August-Universitaet Göttingen

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Date: 21-May-2012
From: Nivedita Mani <nmanigwdg.de>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics: Funded PhD Positions, Georg-August-Universitaet Göttingen, Germany
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University or Organization: Georg-August-Universitaet Göttingen
Department: Language Acquisition Junior Research Group
Job Location: Göttingen, Germany
Web Address: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/127874.html
Job Rank: Funded PhD Positions

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics


The 'Language Acquisition' Junior Research Group at the Georg-Elias-
Müller Institute for Psychology, Georg-August University Göttingen
invites applications for two PhD positions (50% TV-L 13: 19,9

The "Language Acquisition" Junior Research Group is interested in
examining the mechanisms underlying the ease of infants' language
acquisition and language processing. Researchers working in the
group have varied interests including topics such as word
segmentation and word learning in young children, differences
between first and second language acquisition, the interaction between
visual and social cues in language processing, the interface between
orthographical and phonological processing.

Candidates for the position should hold an excellent Master
qualification in Psychology, Cognitive Science or related fields. The
candidate is expected to develop their own project in the context of the
group's research foci. Other requirements include excellent
communication skills, an interest in experimental psycholinguistic
research and a commitment to interdisciplinary research. Candidates
with previous experience in experimental studies with young children
are especially encouraged to apply. The working language of the
group is English and applicants from outside Germany are encouraged
to apply.

Both positions are initially available for 12 months starting 1st October
2012 and can be extended for up to 3 years following successful
evaluation of the group and the person.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and
places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for
women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply
as they are underrepresented in this field. Disabled persons with
equivalent aptitude will be favoured.

Please send your application with the usual documents in electronic
form by 15th July, 2012 to Nivedita Mani at the email address below.
We request that you send us copies of your application documents, as
no returns will be made. We will destroy the documents after a holding
period of five months. Application documents will only be returned to
you if you provide a self-addressed adequately stamped envelope.

For further information please visit our website (http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/127874.html)
or contact Nivedita Mani at the email address given below.

Application Deadline: 15-Jul-2012
Mailing Address for Applications:
Dr. Nivedita Mani
Gosslerstrasse 14
Göttingen, Niedersachsen 37073
Email Address for Applications: nmanigwdg.de
Contact Information:
Dr. Nivedita Mani
Email: nmanigwdg.de

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