** Please forward to interested candidates **
The Early Language Development in the Digital Age (e-LADDA) Marie Curie ITN Consortium is happy to announce 14 early stage researcher positions (ESR). ESRs are researchers who, at the time of recruitment, have no more than four years full time research experience. The positions are offered for 36 months.
e-LADDA will examine how intuitive interactions afforded by digital tools impact on young children’s language development and language outcomes. Combining expertise from a broad range of disciplines, ESRs will benefit from secondments at other host institutions as well as a rich variety of training modules and transferable skills courses.
Research fields: developmental robotics, developmental psychology, linguistics/psycholinguistics, speech synthesis, developmental deficits, digital technology, software development, digital platforms.
Information about the individual projects that ESRs will be affiliated with as well as detailed information about eligibility and mobility requirements are available at the e-LADDA website (www.ntnu.edu/e-ladda/recruitment). Deadline for applications is the 24th of January 2020.
Applicants with a developmental/cognitive science background may be particularly interested in the following ESR positions located in Germany, Norway, UK and Portugal respectively. The primary supervisors of the ESRs for the following projects (noted in parentheses) are happy to be contacted with queries regarding any of these positions:
ESR1: (University of Göttingen, Germany, Prof. Nivedita Mani) Digitally automatised input in early word learning and vocabulary acquisition (www.psych.uni-goettingen.de/de/lang) ESR2: (NTNU, Norway, Prof. Mila Vulchanova): Predictors of language learning across sensory modalities (www.ntnu.edu/langdevlab) ESR5: (University of Göttingen, Germany, Prof. Nivedita Mani): Learning foreign languages through educational media (www.psych.uni-goettingen.de/de/lang) ESR9: (University of Lancaster, UK, Prof. Kate Cain): Semantic word learning from storybooks in typical and atypical language (www.lancaster.ac.uk/psychology/) ESR11: (University of Porto, Portugal, Prof. Rui Alves): Handwriting or swiping: Gesturing modalities and its impacts on early literacy skills.