LINGUIST List 21.2462

Thu Jun 03 2010

Jobs: Individual Differences in Lang Processing: Post Doc, Max Planck

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        1.    Angela Heuts, Individual Differences in Language Processing: Postdoctoral Position, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Message 1: Individual Differences in Language Processing: Postdoctoral Position, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Date: 02-Jun-2010
From: Angela Heuts <heutsvw.mpi.nl>
Subject: Individual Differences in Language Processing: Postdoctoral Position, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands
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University or Organization: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Job Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands Web Address: http://www.mpi.nl
Job Rank: Postdoctoral Position

Specialty Areas: Psycholinguistics; Individual Differences in Language Processing


Description:

The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen (TheNetherlands) offers a 2-year postdoctoral position for research intoindividual differences in language processing. The aim of the project is toidentify trait-like aspects of language and speech that show substantialvariability within the normal adult population and high within-personstability. Examples might include speech rate or the ability to learn newsounds or words. This research will form the basis for studies into thegenetic bases of speech and language.

The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge of experimentalpsychology and/or psycholinguistics and strong statistical skills. Theyshould have a keen interest in genetics and/or psychometrics and enjoyinterdisciplinary work. They must have a PhD in psychology, cognitivescience, linguistics or a related discipline.

The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (http://www.mpi.nl/) is aninstitute of the German Max Planck Society and the only institution in theworld entirely devoted to psycholinguistics. Our mission is to undertakebasic research into the psychological and biological foundations oflanguage. The goal is to understand how our minds and brains processlanguage, how language interacts with other aspects of mind, and how we canlearn languages of quite different types. Nijmegen is a vibrant universitytown situated two hours from Amsterdam, and has easy access to Belgium andGermany. The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer. Thebusiness of the institute is conducted in English.

Applicants should send their CV, a short statement of research interests,an example of their writing, and the names and contact details of tworeferees by email to: Evelyn.Gieringmpi.nl.

Preference will be given to applications received before June 21st.Interviews will be held on July 13th or 14th , 2010.

Application Deadline: 21-Jun-2010 Email Address for Applications: Evelyn.Gieringmpi.nl Contact Information:
Evelyn Giering Email: Evelyn.Gieringmpi.nl

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