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LINGUIST List 21.3414

Wed Aug 25 2010

Jobs: Typology; Lang Evolution: Post Doc, MPI for Developmental Biology

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        1.    Gerhard Jaeger, Typology; Language Evolution: Post Doc, MPI for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany

Message 1: Typology; Language Evolution: Post Doc, MPI for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany
Date: 25-Aug-2010
From: Gerhard Jaeger <gerhard.jaegeruni-tuebingen.de>
Subject: Typology; Language Evolution: Post Doc, MPI for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany
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University or Organization: MPI for Developmental Biology, Tübingen
Department: Tübinger Zentrum für Linguistik
Job Location: Tuebingen, BW, Germany
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Typology; Language Evolution


Description:

The Department of Protein Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for
Developmental Biology in Tübingen, Germany, is opening a two year
postdoctoral position in the area of linguistic typology and language
evolution. This position is part of a joint project of Andrei Lupas (MPI;
Biology) and Gerhard Jäger (Tübingen Center for the Study of Language;
Linguistics) on the application of statistical methods from bioinformatics
to problems of language evolution. The successful candidate will be a
researcher with demonstrated research experience in linguistic typology,
especially regarding the work with data bases like the World Atlas of
Language Structure or the World Color Survey. Furthermore, openness for
work with advanced statistical methods like clustering techniques is
expected. Excellent language skills (written and oral) in English are required.

The salary is figured according to the union contract named TVöD, E 13.
Applications should include CV, an outline of research experience, as well
as names and addresses of up to three references. Applications should be
sent by email to the address below. The position is to be filled as soon
as possible. Applications received by September 15, 2010 will receive full
consideration, although interviews may start at any time and will continue
until the position has been filled.

Disabled applicants will be preferred if they have he same qualifications
as non-disabled applicants. The Max Planck Society strives to increase the
proportion of women in research and teaching, and therefore encourages
qualified female scientists to apply.

For further information, please contact the email address given below.

Application Deadline: 15-Sep-2010

Email Address for Applications: gerhard.jaegeruni-tuebingen.de
Contact Information:
Gerhard Jaeger
Email: gerhard.jaegeruni-tuebingen.de

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