LINGUIST List 31.2089

Thu Jun 25 2020

Jobs: Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics: Lab Manager, University of Konstanz

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 23-Jun-2020
From: Bettina Braun <>
Subject: Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics: Lab Manager, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Konstanz
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Administrative Staff Member (f/m/d)

Job Rank: Lab Manager; Other

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics


The University of Konstanz has successfully been part of the “Exzellenzinitiative und Exzellenzstrategie des Bundes und der Länder“ (excellence initiative and strategy of excellence of the federal and state governments) since 2007.

LingLab, a consortium of linguistic laboratories (Baby Speech Lab, PhonLab, Computational Linguistics Lab, Psycholinguistics Lab, and Neurolinguistics Lab), is a core facility of the University of Konstanz. By means of behavioural and neurolinguistic methods we investigate human speech processing.

Your Responsibilities:
- Providing methodological advice for the individual laboratories (choice of ideal paradigms, choice and creation of stimuli, programming of experiments, processing of data, support with the statistical analysis of data)
- Supporting the methodological education of doctoral and MA students
- Administration, introduction, and instruction of new student/research assistants, interns and visiting researchers
- Initiating and managing contacts to organisations that can ease the acquisition of non-student participant groups
- Technical advice for the planning of third-party funding for individual and collaborative projects
- Implementation of the data protection regulations and drawing up a statute

Your competencies:
- A PhD in phonetics, linguistics, psycholinguistics, psychology or related areas
- Experience in planning, programming, and statistically analysing behavioural experiments
- Experience in planning and programming web-based experiments
- Willingness to transfer methodological knowledge to doctoral students and visiting researchers
- Willingness to further improve your skills regarding experimental methods and programs
- A friendly and open demeanour
- Discreet handling of data and information
- Ability to work independently and proactively

We offer:
- An interdisciplinary and career-promoting research field
- Insight (and possibly cooperation) into current research projects of the linguistics department
- A pleasant working environment in a friendly and motivated team
- A varied and responsible position
- A workplace at a family-friendly university
- Wage classification according to the pay scale grouping of the TV-L (depending on the personal requirements up to pay group 13 TV-L)

To apply please send a cover letter, detailing your expertise in the area(s), and a CV to the application email provided below.

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity as well as a good balance between university and family life. We also support working couples through our dual career programme ( Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 7531 88–4016).

Application Deadline: 15-Jul-2020

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Bettina Braun
Phone: +49 7531 88- 2386

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