The University of Potsdam (Faculty of Human Sciences) invites applications for a 28-month position (salary according to 65% TV-L E13, starting from beginning of 2020).
The position is allocated to the Research Unit „Crossing the Borders: The Interplay of Language, Cognition, and the Brain in Early Human Development“ funded by the DFG (FOR 2253) in Project P1 “From associative to controlled learning of non-adjacent dependencies – brain function and structure”. The Research Unit investigates the interactions of language, cognition, social cognition, and their neuro-cognitive underpinnings in human development during the first years of life. The projects follow an interdisciplinary approach combining research perspectives from linguistics and psychology (crossing-project.de<crossing-project.de/>).
Requirements:
* Excellent university degree in Linguistics, Psychology or related fields (Diploma, M.Sc.) * Interest in the research topic (learning of non-adjacent dependencies) * Experience with the application of near-infrared-spectroscopy (NIRS) (and/or EEG, eye-tracking, behavioural tasks) in young children * Experience in testing young children/toddlers * Experience in experimental design and programming * Very good knowledge and skills in statistics The position is now open. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should include the following documents: full CV with a list of publications and presentations, a short motivation letter, copies of diplomas or certificates, and the names, affiliations and E-mail-addresses of two academics who are willing to provide reference letters.
Applications (in English or German) should be sent as a single pdf-file to isabell (dot) wartenburger (at) uni-potsdam (dot) de with the subject “Application NIRS position”.