LINGUIST List 26.3352
Fri Jul 17 2015
Support: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics / Germany
Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <earnoldlinguistlist.org>
Nivedita Mani <nmani
Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics, PhD, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany E-mail this message to a friend
Department: Psychology of Language
Web Address: https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/127874.html
Institution/Organization: Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Duties: Research,Project Work
Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics
The DFG-funded Research Training Group RTG 2070 „Understanding Social Relationships“ (Speaker: Prof. Julia Fischer) at the Georg-August-University Göttingen and the German Primate Center Göttingen offers a position for a Ph.D. candidate beginning on October 1, 2015. The salary is in accordance with the German public service salary scale (E13 TV-L) with 65% of the regular working hours (currently 25.87 hours per week) for up to three years.
The available position within the RTG will investigate the extent to which infants selectively attend to different kinds of language input and how this selective attention impacts successful language learning using eye-tracking and ERP methodologies. The common aim of the RTG is to identify core principles explaining the development, maintenance and function of social relationships. Research is structured in the three domains “social signals”, “social monitoring” and “social coordination”, but specific emphasis will be laid upon the interplay between the domains.
Ideal candidates for this specific research project have a background in cognitive science (or related fields). A strong interest in interdisciplinary research and the willingness to engage in scientific exchange with other disciplines is essential.
Candidates should fulfill the following requirements:
- A very good M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Psycholinguistics or similar fields
- Very good English skills (written and spoken)
- Good statistical and analytical skills
- Willingness to work in interdisciplinary teams
- Experience in experimental studies with children, EEG and eye-tracking is beneficial
- Good German skills are beneficial
The University of Göttingen and the German Primate Center are equal opportunities employers and place particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field.
Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favored.
Detailed information on the application process, the Research Training Group and the specific research project (project 1) are available at www.uni-goettingen.de/social-relationships
Please send your application with the usual documents in electronic form by August 3 2015 to the RTG coordination office (rtg2070
uni-goettingen.de) and in cc to Prof. Mani (nmani
For further information please contact the RTG coordination office (rtg2070
uni-goettingen.de) or Prof. Mani directly (nmani
Applications Deadline: 03-Aug-2015
Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Dr Nivedita Mani
Web Address for Applications: www.uni-goettingen.de/social-relationships
Dr Nivedita Mani
Page Updated: 17-Jul-2015