LINGUIST List 28.149

Mon Jan 09 2017

Support: Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics / Germany

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 05-Jan-2017
From: Audrey Bürki <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics, PhD, University of Potsdam, Germany
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Department: Linguistic
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Potsdam

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics


The University of Potsdam, Structural Unit Cognitive Sciences is recruiting a PhD candidate, to be filled by the 1st of March 2017. The candidate will work within the newly established research group “Applied statistics in Cognitive Science”.

The detailed Job announcement can be accessed here:

Research in the group is primarily dedicated to understanding language processes with a focus on experimental methods and applied statistics. The successful candidate is expected to focus her/his research on language processing or on applied statistics for (psycho)linguistic research or related fields. S(he) is further expected to contribute to advanced-level teaching activities.

We are looking for a highly motivated researcher with a background in psycholinguistics or (experimental) linguistics. Candidates with backgrounds in other fields of cognitive psychology and an interest for language are also invited to apply. A solid expertise/knowledge of the basic principles of applied statistics is required. The everyday working language will be English, and good written and oral communication skills in English are essential. Basic knowledge of German is desirable. Programming skills (e.g., Python, Matlab), as well as expertise with EEG processing/analyses are a plus.

The position is for 20 hours of work per week (50 %). The salary is determined by the collective bargaining agreement for public employees in Germany (TV -L 13 Ost). This is a temporary position limited to a term of 2 years with Section 2 sub-section 1 of the Academic Fixed-Term Contract Law (WissZeitVG).

The position will be embedded into the Structural Unit Cognitive Sciences. Within this highly interdisciplinary setting, cognitive scientists, psychologists, mathematicians, computer scientists, linguists, and sport/movement scientists work together using a wide array of experimental techniques, such as EEG, TMS, NIRS, eye tracking, motion capture, and gait analysis.

Under the laws of the federal state of Brandenburg, employees under this contract are permitted to dedicate at least 33% of their contract time for their scientific qualification. The University strives for a balanced gender ratio in all occupational groups. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal suitability. Applicants with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply.

Please send your application with the requisition number 159/2016 including a letter of motivation with an outline of your research interests, transcript of grades, copies of certificates, a CV and two letters of recommendation by email to by January 31st , 2017. If necessary, you can also mail your application to University of Potsdam, Research Focus Cognitive Sciences, Dr. Audrey Bürki, Karl-Liebknecht Straße 24-25, 14476 Potsdam. In order to return your application documents, we request that you include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Applications Deadline: 31-Jan-2017

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: University of Potsdam
        Research Focus Cognitive Sciences
        Dr. Audrey Bürki
        Karl-Liebknecht Straße 24-25
        14476 Potsdam

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Audrey Bürki
        Dept: Linguistic
        Phone: 00493319772986

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