The University of Potsdam invites applications for a 28-month position

The University of Potsdam (Faculty of Human Sciences) invites applications for a 28-month position (salary according to 65% TV-L E13, starting from beginning of 2020).

The position is allocated to the Research Unit “Crossing the Borders: The Interplay of Language, Cognition, and the Brain in Early Human Development“ funded by the DFG (FOR 2253) in Project P1 “From associative to controlled learning of non-adjacent dependencies – brain function and structure”.

The Research Unit investigates the interactions of language, cognition, social cognition, and their neuro-cognitive underpinnings in human development during the first years of life. The projects follow an interdisciplinary approach combining research perspectives from linguistics and psychology (

·Excellent university degree in Linguistics, Psychology or related fields (Diploma, M.Sc.)
·Interest in the research topic (learning of non-adjacent dependencies)
·Experience with the application of near-infrared-spectroscopy (NIRS) (and/or EEG, eye-tracking, behavioural tasks) in young children
·Experience in testing young children/toddlers
·Experience in experimental design and programming
·Very good knowledge and skills in statistics

The position is now open.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should include the following documents: full CV with a list of publications and presentations, a short motivation letter, copies of diplomas or certificates, and the names, affiliations and E-mail-addresses of two academics who are willing to provide reference letters.

Applications (in English or German) should be sent as a single pdf-file to isabell (dot) wartenburger (at) uni-potsdam (dot) de with the subject “Application NIRS position”.

Prof. Dr. Isabell Wartenburger
Patholinguistics / Neurocognition of Language
Cognitive Sciences, Department Linguistics
University of Potsdam
Room II.14.2.39
Tel. ++49-331-9772932 (Sec.)

The event is finished.


Nov 08 2019

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