Göttingen: PhD Position

University: PhD Position (65%) at Psychology of Language Research Group (14085)

Einrichtung: Georg-Elias-Müller Institut für Psychologie (ID 14085)
Ansprechpartner: Nivedita Mani
Besetzungsdatum: 01.04.2019

Veröffentlichungsdatum: 23.01.2019

The Psychology of Language Research Group Georg-Elias-Müller Institut für Psychologie, Georg-August University Göttingen invites applications for a

PhD Position
(65 % TV-L 13)

The Psychology of Language Research Group at Georg-Elias-Müller Institut für Psychologie is interested in examining the mechanisms underlying the ease of infants’ language acquisition and language processing. Researchers working within the group have varied interests including topics such as word segmentation and word learning in young children, differences between first and second language acquisition, the interaction between visual and social cues in language processing, the interface between orthographical and phonological processing.

The advertised position is in the project “Cross-domain influences on early word and action learning” (Starting date: April 2019). The project examines the extent to which linguistic and non-linguistic information interact during early word and action learning. It is part of an interdisciplinary research group „Crossing the Borders: The Interplay of Language, Cognition, and the Brain in Early Human Development“ and is in collaboration with the research group of Prof. Birgit Elsner at the University of Potsdam.

Candidates will hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Psychology (or a related discipline), have a strong research interest in cognitive and language development, as well as a very good statistical background and English language proficiency. Experience in experimental research with infants and young children, with experimental eye-tracking and/or EEG-research, as well as some programming experience (e.g., Matlab or R) will be advantageous, but is not required. The position is available for 36 months.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life.The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Please send your application with the usual documents in electronic form by 20th February 2019 to Nivedita Mani (nmani(at)gwdg.de).

For further information please visit our website (http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/127874.html) or contact Nivedita Mani at the email address given above.

We request that you send us copies of your application documents, as no returns will be made. We will destroy the documents after a holding period of five months. Application documents will only be returned to you if you provide a self-addressed adequately stamped envelope.

Please note:

With submission of your application, you accept the processing of your applicant data in terms of data-protection law. Further information on the legal basis and data usage is provided in the Information General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): https://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/document/download/e0b7459b97d917e68e3464b8683b4e73.pdf/DSGVO%20-%20Zusatz%202018_06_05.pdf

Die Ausschreibung ist auch im Internet unter https://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/2794.html?cid=14085 abrufbar.

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