LINGUIST List 31.3470

Wed Nov 11 2020

Jobs: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

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Date: 11-Nov-2020
From: Lars Meyer <lmeyercbs.mpg.de>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
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University or Organization: Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Department: Research Group Language Cycles
Job Location: Leipzig, Germany
Web Address: http://www.languagecycles.com
Job Title: Researcher at Interface of NLP and Cognitive Neuroscience

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics


Description:

Our group investigates how periodic electrophysiological activity of the human brain constrains our ability to understand language—and how this may have shaped human languages cross-linguistically. We link behavioral psycholinguistics, experimental neurolinguistics, and corpus linguistics.

The host institution is equipped with a 306-channel MEG system, several EEG systems, TMS, tDCS, two 3-T MRI scanners, a 7.0-T MRI scanner, and a SIEMENS Skyra Connectom high-field MRI scanner.

The successful candidate will investigate the relationship between spectral and temporal properties of human electrophysiology and statistical properties of human languages. To this end, the candidate shall devise innovative ways to link classical natural language processing (e.g., parsing, chunking) with time-series analysis (e.g., autocorrelation, Fourier analysis). The researcher is also expected to actively participate in the supervision of the group’s students. The position also encourages collaborative research within the Institute’s broad research portfolio (i.e., four departments as well as a line of junior research groups).

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in computational linguistics, linguistic typology, data science, or an adjacent field. Prior international publications in renowned journals are desired. We expect profound experience with annotated linguistic corpora, natural language processing, information theory, and artificial intelligence (e.g. machine learning). The ideal candidate will be versed in time– and frequency-domain time-series analysis and be fluent in Python™, MATLAB® and R.

The start date of the position should be no later than 1st March 2021. The duration of the post is 2 years, with the possibility of an extension for up to three years. Remuneration is based on the pay scale of the Max Planck Society.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. International applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit:
- A cover letter,
- Your curriculum vitae,
- A motivational statement referring to all aspects of this call,
- Contact information of two referees,
- Academic certificates, and
- Three prior publications that illustrate suitability.

Please apply online via application link provided below (subject heading: “PD 9/20).

Application Deadline: 31-Dec-2020

Web Address for Applications: https://www.cbs.mpg.de/vacancies/open-positions
Contact Information:
Dr. Lars Meyer
Email: lmeyercbs.mpg.de
Phone: (+49) (0)341 9940 2266


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