Postdoctoral Researcher in Psychology of Language
Georg-August-University Goettingen Institute of Psychology

Postdoctoral researcher position (all genders welcome)

Institution: Georg-Elias-Müller Institute of Psychology (ID 14960)

Contact person: Prof. Mani

Date of occupation: immediately

Release date: May 7, 2020

The Psychology of Language Group, Georg-Elias-Müller Institut für Psychologie, Georg-August University Göttingen invites applications for a

postdoctoral researcher position (all genders welcome)
- 100%; Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L -

within the “Psychology of Language” Research Group at Georg-Elias-Müller Institut für Psychologie (PI: Prof. Nivedita Mani). The research group 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.

The researcher will work together with the PI developing projects related to children’s early word learning. The candidate will be expected to teach courses on Research skills in Psychology and Cognitive Psychology to undergraduate students in Psychology and Biology (in German). The teaching load is up to 4 hours a week. The position is available from 1st September 2020 and is available for three years. Part-time employment options are also conceivable if desired by the applicant.

Candidates should fulfill the following requirements:

- A very good PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Psycholinguistics or similar fields
- Very good English and German 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

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 in electronic form by 8 June 2020 to Prof. Mani,

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