The Psychology of Language Group at Georg-August University Göttingen invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position (all genders welcome; 100%; TV-L 13). The Research Group examines the mechanisms underlying infants’ language acquisition and language processing. Researchers working within the group have varied interests including topics such as curiosity-driven approaches to word learning, selective attention in early language acquisition, the interaction between visual and social cues in language processing.

Candidates should hold a doctorate in Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science or related fields. The candidate is expected to develop their own project together with the PI within the framework of the group’s research interests. Excellent statistical skills including proficiency in R or other programming languages are a requirement for the position. Other requirements include excellent communication skills, an interest in experimental psycholinguistic research and a commitment to interdisciplinary research. Candidates with previous experience in experimental studies with young children using eye-tracking data are especially encouraged to apply. The working language of the group is English and applicants from outside Germany are encouraged to apply.
The position is available for three years starting as early as 1st April 2020, with a possibility of extension for a further three years.
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 (CV, motivation letter and email addresses of two referees) in electronic form by 28th February, 2020 to Nivedita Mani (<>).
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