LINGUIST List 31.3828

Fri Dec 11 2020

Jobs: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Edinburgh

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 10-Dec-2020
From: Jennifer Culbertson <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Edinburgh, UK
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University or Organization: University of Edinburgh
Department: Linguistics and English Language
Job Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics


This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious researcher to join an ERC-funded project “Syntax shaped by cognition: transforming theories of syntactic systems through laboratory experiments” (Principal Investigator: Dr Jennifer Culbertson). This project aims to explore and formalize the cognitive forces that shape natural language syntax.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Cognitive Science, Linguistics, or Psychology or related disciplines with a proven track record in computational modelling of language or related cognitive processes. Additional experience conducting behavioural experiments is desirable but not required. The post will be based in the Centre for Language Evolution at the University of Edinburgh.

This is a 3 year, full-time position (35 hours a week), and is available from February 2020, however start date is negotiable.

For more details, please see the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: 08-Jan-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr Jennifer Culbertson

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