Sunday, May 15, 2016

PhD position in experimental and computational psycho- and neurolinguistics at MPI Nijmegen

PhD position in experimental and computational psycho- and neurolinguistics at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen

Candidates should have, or shortly expect to obtain, a high quality scientific degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, the cognitive neurosciences, cognitive science, or psycholinguistics with a focus on spoken language processing. Preference will be shown for candidates with advanced technical skills who are interested in applying those skills to fundamental questions about language representation and processing in the human mind and brain, as well as to computational questions in the cognitive sciences. Candidates should have excellent written and spoken command of English.

The MPI in Nijmegen is a leading research institute, with a stimulating environment and excellent facilities and resources. The institute is entirely devoted to the question of how we acquire, produce, and understand language. The research at the institute is highly multidisciplinary, uniting linguistics, psychology, neuroscience, computer science, and genetics. For further information about our research, please our website:

The successful candidates will be affiliated with the department Psychology of Language (Prof. Dr. A. Meyer) and supervised by Dr. Andrea Martin ( The position is available as of 1 September 2016 and is funded for 4 years. The institute provides state-of-the art research facilities, technical support, as well as a conference and travel budget. All students participate in the taught doctoral program of the International Max Planck Research School in Language Sciences (IMPRS). The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer.

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Your application should include
    names and contact details of two referees
    a very brief statement of your research interests where you describe your research experience, technical skills and sketch with topic(s) you might want to pursue in your PhD project.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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