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Thu Oct 08 2020

Jobs: Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, Ghent University

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Date: 08-Oct-2020
From: Mark Hoff <>
Subject: Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, Ghent University, Belgium
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University or Organization: Ghent University
Department: Dept. of Experimental Psychology
Job Location: Ghent, Belgium
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher in Psycho/Neurolinguistics

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics


You Tasks:
- At least 70% of your assignment will be spent on academic research.
- As a postdoctoral researcher you will be engaged in a project that investigates the relation between measures of productive (“novel”, “creative” or “unconventional”) use of grammatical constructions in linguistic corpora and processing of such constructions in real time language comprehension. You will focus particularly on theoretical questions related to the use of fully novel use of lexical items with constructions and with the representation of constructions in the human language processing system. Your research will apply methods such as EEG and eye-tracking in comprehension, as well as language production methods such as structural priming. We also expect you to co-supervise PhD students.

What We Are Looking For:
- You hold a thesis-based doctorate in psychology, linguistics, or a related discipline (obtained max. 6 years ago. This term of 6 years is determined by the date written on the above-mentioned required diploma).
- You are an independent researcher with management and coordination skills.
- You are prepared to share your knowledge with PhD students within a large interdisciplinary consortium.
- You have experience with empirical psycholinguistic research
- You have expertise in ERP research
- You have a strong track record in psycholinguistics
- You have advanced knowledge of data analysis using R and LME
- You are proficient in English (C1)
- Experience with eye-tracking research is an asset
- Experience with supervising more junior researchers is an asset
- Programming skill (especially in Python) is an asset
- Knowledge of Dutch, Spanish, French, German, or Icelandic is an asset
- Demonstrated engagement in good (open science) practices is an asset

What We Can Offer You:
- We offer you a contract of indefinite duration with a maximum term of 3 years.
- Your contract will start on 1/01/2021 at the earliest.
- Your remuneration will be determined by salary scale PD1.
- All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 35 days of holiday leave (on an annual basis for a full-time job) supplemented by annual fixed bridge days, a bicycle allowance and eco vouchers.

More Information:
For more information about this vacancy, please contact Robert Hartsuiker ( , +32 (0)9/264 64 36). Important: do NOT send your application by email, but apply online.
Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline. We do not accept late applications or applications that are not submitted through the online system.

For required documents and further details, see the application URL provided below.

As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.

Application Deadline: 22-Oct-2020

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof Robert Hartsuiker

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