Postdoctoral position in Bilingualism

Application deadline: November 25, 2019

The Centre for Research on Bilingualism at Stockholm University announces one 18-month postdoctoral position in Bilingualism, with a specialization toward psycholinguistic/neurocognitive aspects of bi-/multilingualism.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and share an interest in the range of research topics and methodologies that represent the Centre’s expertise within psycho-/neurolinguistic approaches to research in Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the Centre’s website to determine the extent to which their research interests fit within the Centre’s research program. We encourage especially applications from candidates with documented experience in EEG and eye-tracking methods. Our Multilingualism Lab has space and equipment for experimental and other data collection; for more information, seeåkighetslaboratoriet/in-english.

The successful applicant will conduct research in accordance with the research proposal included in the application. This research should be reasonably in line with the Centre’s research agenda. The candidate is expected to design, coordinate and run experiments, present data at international conferences, write manuscripts, and contribute to the academic environment at the Centre at large by attending lab meetings, staff meetings, and seminars.

The candidate is also expected to share their skills and devote a small percentage of their time to ongoing projects at the Centre. There may also be opportunities for teaching (max. 20%) at undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels, which will prolong the employment period.

Qualification requirements
Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The PhD degree should have been completed no longer than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar. Special attention will be given to applicants with a PhD in linguistics, psychology, bilingualism, or closely related fields.

General qualifications:
• academic excellence as measured through quantity and quality of publications, documented research collaborations, etc.
• previous or current research specialization in the psycho- and/or neurolinguistics of bi-/multilingualism/second language acquisition
• documented experience of working with the methodological paradigms suggested in the candidate’s research proposal
• feasibility of the proposed research
• documented ability to work independently
• documented ability to carry out duties in an efficient and timely fashion
• communicative and social skills
• English proficiency (spoken and written) at advanced level
• a strong proven background in current statistical methods (e.g., mixed linear models, single trial analysis for ERP studies, permutation analysis, etc.Recommended qualifications:
• experience with experimental and other data collection through behavioral experiments, EEG/ERP, and/or eye tracking
• advanced programming skills (e.g., E-Prime, PsychoPy, and/or other relevant presentation software)

More information and application:

Information about the employment can be obtained from the Director of the Centre for Research on Bilingualism, Professor Niclas Abrahamsson,, or assistant professors José Alemán Bañon, and Susan Sayehli,

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Nov 25 2019


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