LINGUIST List 22.4649

Mon Nov 21 2011

Jobs: Cognitive Sci; Neuroling; Psycholing: Phd, Max Planck Institute

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        1.     Rachel Sheer , Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics: Phd, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands


Message 1: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics: Phd, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Date: 21-Nov-2011
From: Rachel Sheer <imprsmpi.nl>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics: Phd, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands
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University or Organization: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Department: IMPRS for Language Sciences Job Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands Web Address: http://www.mpi.nl/education/imprs-for-language-sciences
Job Rank: PhD

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; Language and Genetics


Description:

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for LanguageSciences is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguisticsand two research institutes based at the Radboud University Nijmegen, theDonders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour and the Centre forLanguage Studies.

www.mpi.nl/education/imprs-for-language-sciences

The IMPRS for Language Sciences is advertising 3 doctoral fellowships inany field contributing to the language sciences, for example, linguistics,psycholinguistics, cognitive neuroscience of language, or language andgenetics. The fellowships are, in the normal case, three years in length.Fellowship recipients will receive a monthly salary sufficient to cover livingcosts in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Applicants must have a Masters degree (or expect to complete the degreebefore September 2012) in a relevant field. The working language of theresearch school is English.

Applications must be prepared according to the following guidelines or will notbe considered. Your application must be emailed as one PDF document thatincludes the following information:

Curriculum vitae. Include:- Relevant work and educational background.- Details about your completed or expected Masters degree, includingsupervisors, date of completion, title of thesis and a brief description of yourtopic, and any grades you received for relevant coursework (no officialtranscript required).- Details about your technical skillset and proficiency. For example, this mayinclude programming, statistics, mathematical knowledge, experimentaldesign/methods, neuroimaging, practical phonetics, corpus methods,fieldwork, etc.

Research proposal. No more than one page. Include:- Your proposed research question (one sentence) and title (no longer than 10words.- A sketch of your proposed PhD research project that gives a basic overviewof your proposed research and the methods you would hope to employ. Note,the details of the final research project would be decided upon in consultationwith supervisors if a fellowship were awarded—here we would like to see howwell you can frame a research question and test a hypothesis.- Names of potential supervisors from any of the three IMPRS partnerinstitutes. You can find out about researchers' work from the partner institutewebsites. You do not need to contact potential supervisors at this time.

Personal statement. No more than half a page.- The IMPRS community is an active one, where our PhDs take part inenrichment and training, and help to organise activities for the researchschool. If you were awarded a fellowship (a) whom would you like to invite asa guest speaker? (b) what professional development training would be mostuseful for you? and (c) what activities would you propose?

References. Provide:- Names, titles and email contact details of 2 academic referees. We willonly contact them if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Proof of English-language proficiency if not a native English speaker.Provide:- Electronic copy/scan of TOEFL/Cambridge/IELTS certificate or equivalent.This may be submitted after the main application deadline if necessary.

The final day for applications is Thursday, 5 January 2012. Applicationsreceived after this date will not be considered.

Send your application by email (marked 'IMPRS application') to theapplication email address below. In your email, specify how you heard aboutthe IMPRS for Language Sciences.

Interviews will be held in mid-February 2012. Start dates will be 3 September2012.

Application Deadline: 05-Jan-2012 Email Address for Applications: imprsmpi.nl Contact Information:
Ms Rachel Sheer Email: imprsmpi.nl Phone: +31 24 3521549

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