LINGUIST List 31.2072

Wed Jun 24 2020

Jobs: English; German; Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Zürich

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 24-Jun-2020
From: Fabienne Oberholzer <>
Subject: English; German; Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Zürich, Switzerland
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University or Organization: University of Zürich
Department: Computational Linguistics
Job Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral researcher (80-100%)

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            German (deu)


The Department for Computational Linguistics of the University of Zurich is seeking a postdoctoral researcher (80-100%) to work in the newly founded Digital Linguistics research group headed by Prof. Dr. Lena Jäger. The postdoctoral researcher is joining a team focusing on the interface between computational linguistics, cognitive science and machine learning. We experimentally and computationally investigate the cognitive processes that underlie human language processing and develop machine learning methods for the application-oriented analysis of language data.

- PhD in computational linguistics, (computational) cognitive science, computer science or a related field
- Proven track record of experience in language modeling
- Excellent programming skills (preferably Python, R)
- Strong background in machine learning and/or statistics with the ability to expand your knowledge
- Languages: fluent English and advanced German skills
- Experience in designing and conducting linguistic experiments is a plus
- Experience with eye-tracking is a plus

- Developing methods for the analysis of linguistic data
- Designing and supervising eye-tracking experiments
- Teaching (4h/week)

- Opportunity to define and carry out your own research within the research focus of the group
- Support for conference and summer school attendance
- Small and enthusiastic team
- High standard of living in one of the most attractive European cities

Proposed starting date: July 1, 2020 or later

Applications including CV, academic record, list of publications, and a (brief) research statement should be addressed to Lena Jäger and sent to the application email provided below.

Application Deadline: 01-Jul-2020 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Lena Jäger

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