Post Doc – University of Edinburgh
Department: Linguistics and English Language
Job Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Web Address: https://www.ed.ac.uk/ppls/linguistics-and-english-language
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Syntax; Typology
The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences is seeking to appoint a 1.0 FTE Postdoctoral Researcher for a fixed-term period of 36 months. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious researcher to join an ERC-funded project “Syntax shaped by cognition: transforming theories of syntactic systems through laboratory experiments” (Principal Investigator: Dr Jennifer Culbertson). This project aims to explore and formalize the cognitive forces that shape natural language syntax.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Cognitive Science, Linguistics, or Psychology or related disciplines with a proven track record in computational modelling of language or related cognitive processes. Additional experience conducting behavioural experiments is desirable but not required. The post will be based in the Centre for Language Evolution.
For informal enquiries please contact Dr Jennifer Culbertson: jennifer.culbertsoned.ac.uk
To apply, please see the application link provided below.
This full-time position is 35 hours a week, and is available from February 2020, however start date is negotiable.
Salary: £33, 797 – £40, 322
Application Deadline: 15-Jan-2020
Web Address for Applications: https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=050625
Dr. Jennifer Culbertson