Research positions in the Neurobiology of Language department of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Job offer: Research positions in the Neurobiology of Language department of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Research positions in the Neurobiology of Language department
Max Planck Institute, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
 
We are offering a few junior and senior research positions (postdoctoral and beyond) in the Neurobiology of Language department at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Research in the Neurobiology of Language department is done in a very inspiring research environment, without teaching obligations. Furthermore, considerable technical support is available, as well as access to state of the art research and neuroimaging facilities including MRI at 1.5, 3 and 7 Tesla, a whole-head MEG system, three ERP labs, a TMS lab, a Virtual Reality Lab, and multiple behavioural labs.

Requirements
·         A PhD qualification in a related field.
·         The focus of your research should fit into the overall research portfolio of the department, as described on our website https://www.mpi.nl/department/neurobiology-language/4
·         A connection to the Memory, Unification and Control (MUC) framework would be appreciated.

Conditions of employment
·         Full-time position (39 hours per week) with a term of appointment of maximally 3 years.
·         The salary is according to the German TVöD (Starting salary: €52,573 – €61,663 p.a.).
·         Positions will be available in the fall of 2020 and later.

Employer
The MPI for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen is the only research institute in the world entirely devoted to the study of language. Our goal is to understand how our minds and brains process language, how language interacts with other aspects of mind, and how we can learn languages of quite different types. We are situated on the campus of the Radboud University, and have close collaborative links with the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour and the Centre for Language Studies at Radboud University. We are part of the Max Planck Society, an independent non-governmental association of German-funded research institutes dedicated to fundamental research in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. The Institute is part of the Max Planck Society, an independent non-governmental association of German-funded research institutes dedicated to fundamental research in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from women, people with disabilities and under-represented groups are particularly encouraged. The Institute is located in the Netherlands. Scientists in the Netherlands report among the highest job satisfaction ratings of any in the world.

For further details please see our website: http://www.mpi.nl

Application procedure
For information about the position, please contact Peter Hagoort (Peter.Hagoort@mpi.nl).

Applications should include:
1.           a CV;
2.           a list of publications;
3.           the names of two referees who would be willing to write letters of recommendation;
4.           examples of published work;
5.           a cover letter describing research interests;

Send applications to:
Carolin Lorenz (Secretary to Prof. dr. Peter Hagoort)
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Postbus 310
6500 AH Nijmegen
The Netherlands
e-mail:  Carolin.Lorenz@mpi.nl

Deadline for applications: September 15 2020

IMPRS Conference 2020 (no registration fee)

The IMPRS Conference: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Language Sciences is an international, three-day conference organised by the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Language Sciences. It will take place from June 3 – 5 2020, now in a virtual format!

The IMPRS Conference is catered towards junior scientists (master’s & PhD students) and aims to inspire the next generation of language scientists to take on new challenges that will further our understanding of the human language ability. More senior researchers are welcome to register and submit a poster, but junior researchers will be prioritized.

In this year’s edition, we will focus on two themes (Language Disorders and Memory & Learning) and explore them from multiple viewpoints, such as genetics, psychology, (neuro)biology, linguistics and computer science. Alongside the keynotes, short talks and discussion sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to present their own work during the poster sessions. Furthermore, we will also have various workshops on soft skills, research methods and data analysis on offer.

The conference will now be hosted completely virtually, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Please bear in mind that the schedule might change to accommodate the virtual format. More information on the virtual format can be found here.

This conference series is catered towards junior scientists (master’s & doctoral students) and aims to inspire the next generation of language scientists to take on new challenges that will further our understanding of the human language ability.

To register, please head over to our website and fill in the registration form.

Note that there are limited spots for the workshops.

Registration will be confirmed by 15th May at the latest.

The IMPRS Conference 2020 committee
imprsconference.mpi.nl | @imprsconference

PhD Fellowship at the International Max Planck Research School

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Language Sciences is offering one fully-funded PhD Fellowship for four years (2020-2024) with a preferred start-date of 1 September 2020.

We welcome highly qualified and promising applicants to apply for this opportunity to conduct a PhD project within the newly established Language and Computation in Neural Systems Group at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. The project will be headed by Dr. Andrea E. Martin (research group leader), a second supervisor, and Prof. Dr. Antje Meyer as promotor.

Doctoral-level educational training will be provided by the IMPRS, which covers interdisciplinary training in both its core and elective curricula. The scope of research topics covered by our students is highly diverse and has resulted in an impressive collection of publications.Interested?

Learn more about the position and the application process here.

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