The Psychology of Language Group (PI: Prof. Nivedita Mani) at Georg-August University Göttingen invites applications for a doctoral researcher position (all genders welcome; 65%; Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L) within the Research Training Group “Understanding Social Relationships” (Speaker: Prof. Julia Fischer). The position is available for three years. The position will investigate the extent to which infants selectively attend to different kinds of language input and how this selective attention impacts successful language learning using eye-tracking and ERP methodologies. The common aim of the RTG is to identify core principles explaining the development, maintenance and function of social relationships.
The position is anchored in the “Psychology of Language” Research Group at Georg-Elias-Müller Institut für Psychologie, which focusses on 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, visual and social cues in language processing.
Candidates should fulfill the following requirements:
– A very good M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Psycholinguistics or similar fields
– Very good English skills (written and spoken)
– Good statistical and analytical skills
– Willingness to work in interdisciplinary teams
– Experience in experimental studies with children, EEG and eye-tracking is beneficial
– Good German skills are beneficial
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.
Detailed information on the application process, the Research Training Group and the specific research project (project 1) are available at www.uni-goettingen.de/social-relationships.
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