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Fri Feb 10 2012

Jobs: Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, Radboud University

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        1.     Odette Scharenborg , Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, Radboud University, Netherlands


Message 1: Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, Radboud University, Netherlands
Date: 09-Feb-2012
From: Odette Scharenborg <Odette.Scharenborgmpi.nl>
Subject: Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, Radboud University, Netherlands
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University or Organization: Radboud University
Department: Center for Language Studies
Job Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Web Address: http://www.ru.nl
Job Rank: PhD Student

Specialty Areas: Psycholinguistics


Description:

PhD project: Multiple source stream integration in human listeners
The FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network Investigating Speech
Processing In Realistic Environments (*INSPIRE*) will provide research
opportunities for *13 PhD students and 3 postdocs*.

As a PhD student you will become a member of an international team of
researchers whose aim is to gain a better understanding of how listeners
recognize speech, even under non-ideal circumstances. You will contribute
to urgently needed solutions that help alleviate the serious communication
problems that arise, especially for older and hearing-impaired persons,
when different combinations of 'adverse' conditions affect the speech
processing system. More information on the INSPIRE-project can be found
here: http://www.ru.nl/clst/projects/speech/inspire/

Your research will focus on questions such as: How do listeners integrate
different information streams, such as lexical and acoustic information, in
order to understand speech? What is the importance of these information
streams for normal and hearing-impaired listeners, in noisy and in noise-
free environments, and under cognitive load? Listeners may differ in how
well they are able to use information efficiently during speech processing,
depending on their cognitive and linguistic abilities. By investigating how
listener-intrinsic abilities with respect to information stream integration
interact with external adverse listening conditions, we aim to obtain a
realistic view of how speech processing works in everyday situations.

Prerequisites:
Applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong background in speech
and/or language research and statistics. Experience with setting-up and
running psycholinguistic listening experiments and knowledge of
programming would be an advantage.

Host: Centre for Language Studies (http://www.let.ru.nl/ ), Radboud
University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Primary host: Dr Odette Scharenborg (Odette.Scharenborgmpi.nl), Max
Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (http://www.mpi.nl) & Dr Esther Janse
(Esther.Jansempi.nl), Centre for Language Studies Radboud University
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Secondary host: Prof Sven Mattys (Sven.Mattysbristol.ac.uk), who will
move to York University (UK) from summer 2012 onwards

Eligibility:
You should comply with the rules set forward by the FP7 Marie Curie ITNs,
i.e. you should:
- Come from abroad, i.e. not be of Dutch nationality, and should not have
resided in the Netherlands for more than 12 months in the last three years;
- Be willing to work in at least one other country in the INSPIRE network;
- Have less than 4 years of research experience since you obtained your
Master's degree, and not hold a PhD.

Salary: The starting salary is EUR 2,042 per month on a full-time basis; the
salary will increase to EUR 2,492 per month in the third year.

Envisaged starting date: 1 April 2012

How to apply:
- Details on how to apply can be found at:
http://www.ru.nl/vacatures/details/details_vacature_0?recid=507304
- Application deadline: *A first review of applications will begin on 15
February 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Deadline: 15-Feb-2012 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: Odette.Scharenborgmpi.nl
Contact Information:
Odette Scharenborg
Email: Odette.Scharenborgmpi.nl


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