LINGUIST List 24.1831

Thu Apr 25 2013

Jobs: General Ling: Research Assistant, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <>

Date: 25-Apr-2013
From: Michael Dunn <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Research Assistant, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands
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University or Organization: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Department: Evolution of Semantic Systems project Job Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands Web Address:
Job Rank: Research Assistant

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


A position for a research assistant is available in the research project Evolution of Semantic Systems, based at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. This project involves an international group of researchers who have been carrying out language studies in communities from Ireland to India. The primary task of the research assistant in Nijmegen is to check and validate coding of linguistic data. The research assistant will also coordinate activities of researchers in the project, and be responsible for data management. This person should have the following skills:

- Training in the academic discipline of linguistics is highly desirable
- Ability to understand explicit morphological and semantic criteria used for coding
- Willingness to learn to use simple database scripts

- Act as the primary point of contact for queries about the project
- Have very good English; other languages are also advantageous
- Communicate with participating researchers by phone and email

Research Management:
- Carry out administrative tasks regarding collaborators and materials
- Manage and archive processed data
- Administration of project website

The ideal research assistant will be careful and attentive to details. S/he will be able to take initiative in solving problems, to prioritize effectively, and to work simultaneously on multiple tasks. Technical assistance and training will be available, and this is an opportunity to work on an exciting cross-cultural project with a small and enthusiastic team.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer. The business of the institute is conducted in English. This is a full-time position, but we would also consider part-time employment for the right applicant. The contract will be for up to one year. Salary will be calculated according to a full-time monthly rate of €2402 (gross). Closing date for application: 16 May 2013. Start date: 1 June 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter. End of contract: 30 June 2014.

Applicants should email their CV and a short cover letter statement addressing their suitability for the position to the application email below. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged.

Application Deadline: 16-May-2013 Mailing Address for Applications:
Professor Asifa Majid Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Dr. Michael Dunn Email:

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