LINGUIST List 31.3062

Fri Oct 09 2020

Support: Cognitive Science: PhD, Université de Fribourg

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 08-Oct-2020
From: Stephanie Durrleman <>
Subject: Cognitive Science: PhD, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
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Department: Faculté des Sciences et de Médecine
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Université de Fribourg

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science


The new Autism, Bilingualism, Cognitive and Communicative Development (ABCCD) Lab at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, headed by Dr. Stephanie Durrleman, invites applications for a full-time doctoral position (4 years) investigating the influence of bilingualism on the cognitive and communicative development of typically developing (TD) children (ages 5 to 11).

Applicant should have proven skills in:
- Written English
- Spoken and written French and/or German
- Meeting targets within a timetable
- Team-work

Responsibilities of PhD candidate:
- Bring ideas to fine-tune the research
- Create innovative experimental materials
- Recruit and test participants
- Supervise MA students contributing to the research
- Collaborate with the ABCCD network (i.e. multiple labs in Europe and North America)
- Code, analyze data
- Publish and present findings in national and international conferences, for academic and layman audiences
- Participate in doctoral schools for PhD candidates in Switzerland

Required qualifications of PhD candidate:
- Background in psychology and/or cognitive neuroscience
- Marked interest in linguistic, cognitive and communicative development in the context of bilingualism

Applications must include:
- Cover letter (summarizing motivation and expertise for the position)
- Curriculum vitae
- Publication list and sample of writing (e.g. Master’s thesis, scientific article)
- Official university transcripts
- Names and contact information of at least two referees (name, affiliation, relation to applicant, e-mail & telephone number)

The above should be compiled into a single pdf (“name.pdf”) and sent to by December 1, 2020.

Earliest starting date 1st of February 2021 (and latest 1st of September 2021).

Contact Information:
        Dr Stephanie Durrleman

Page Updated: 10-Oct-2020