LINGUIST List 31.3272

Tue Oct 27 2020

Jobs: General Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics: Lab Technician, University of Zurich

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 26-Oct-2020
From: Agnes Kolmer <>
Subject: General Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics: Lab Technician, University of Zurich, Switzerland
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University or Organization: University of Zurich
Department: Linguistic Research Infrastructure - LiRI
Job Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Web Address:
Job Title: LiRI Lab Technician

Job Rank: Lab Technician; Other

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics; Speech and Brain Research Environment


The University of Zurich has recently established the Linguistic Research Infrastructure (LiRI) which has been recognized as a University Technology Platform since the beginning of 2020 (LiRI website: The platform seeks to fill the position of a lab technician to manage the LiRI laboratory.

In this lab, we run a variety of speech, language and brain experiments using the following techniques amongst others (randomly listed):
- Acoustic and video recordings of speech
- Electromagnetic articulography
- Electroencephalography
- Eyetracking
- functional Near-Infrared-Spectroscopy
- Auditory Brainstem Responses
- Ultrasound for articulation studies
- Electroglottography/Laryngography
- Pharyngometry

- Experience with managing laboratory environments in the area of speech & brain research (or related) and with as many techniques (or related) as listed above
- Degree (BA, MA or PhD) in a relevant area is desired but evidence of lab managing expertise in the relevant techniques is rated more important
- Good command of English and German
- Excellent communication skills
- A related PhD in one of the experimental areas is considered an asset.
- We strongly aim at gender balance and particularly encourage women to apply.

To be considered your application must consist of one single PDF file of max. 4 pages with the following structure:
- ~2 pages: CV including name and email of two potential referees
- ~2 pages: summary of your experiences with the techniques planned for this lab and why you think you might be the right person for this type of position.

- two years with the possibility of permanency, subject to performance and budgetary developments
- Start of the position is at the next possible occasion (negotiable).
Application procedure:
- Please send the documents combined as a single PDF file to with the reference LabManager.
- This employment ad is open until the position is filled. Before preparing your application, you may check on the following webpage whether the position is still available:

Further information and/ or informal chats about the position:
Volker Dellwo ( or Martin Meyer (

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Volker Dellwo

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