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Level: PhD
Duty: Research
Linguistic Field: Neurolinguistics
Cognitive Science
Application Deadline: 02-Feb-2014
Supporting Institution: Radboud University Nijmegen
Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging
LL Issue: 24.5354
Posted: 20-Dec-2013
Support Description: We are looking for highly motivated PhD candidates to enrich a unique consortium of researchers that aims to unravel the neurocognitive mechanisms of language at multiple levels. The goal is to understand both the universality and the variability of the human language faculty from genes to behaviour.

The Netherlands has an outstanding track record in the language sciences. This research consortium sponsored by a large grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific research (NWO) brings together many of the excellent research groups in the Netherlands with a research programme on the foundations of language. The research team consists of 43 Principal Investigators. In addition to the excellence in the domain of language and related relevant fields of cognition, our consortium provides state-of-the-art research facilities and a research team with ample experience in the complex research methods that will be invoked to address the scientific questions at the highest level of methodological sophistication. These include methods from genetics, neuroimaging, computational modelling, and patient-related research. This consortium realizes both quality and critical mass for studying human language at a scale not easily found anywhere else.

Currently, the consortium advertises nine PhD positions for a period of 4 years. These positions provide the opportunity for conducting world-class research as a member of an interdisciplinary team. More information can be found at the application URL below.
Application Web Address: http://www.ru.nl/vacatures/details/details_vacature_0?recid=529314
Contact Information: Radboud University Nijmegen vacatures@dpo.ru.nl