PhD scholarship in psycholinguistics
The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen (The Netherlands) offers a 3-year scholarship for research leading towards a PhD in the field of psycholinguistics.
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The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics is an institute of the German Max Planck Society and the only institution in the world entirely devoted to psycholinguistics. Our mission is to undertake basic research into the psychological and biological foundations of language. The 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. Nijmegen is a vibrant university town situated two hours from Amsterdam, and has easy access to Belgium and Germany.
The successful candidate will develop a dissertation project within the new Individual Differences in Language Production and Language Comprehension Group headed by Prof Antje Meyer. The project will be supervised by Dr Falk Huettig. The precise nature of the project will be agreed in collaboration with the successful candidate, but it should concern the interaction of visual, conceptual, and linguistic processes during language production and/or comprehension or the determinants of individual differences in language production or comprehension skills. The research may involve a variety of methodological approaches, including the use of eye-tracking and neuroscience techniques.
Applicants should have a good first degree in Psychology or a related discipline.
Closing date for application is May 24, 2009. Interviews will be held around July 1.
The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer. The business of the institute is conducted in English.
Applicants should send their CV, a short statement of research interests, an example of their writing, and the names and contact details of two referees to:
Dr Falk Huettig
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
PO Box 310
6500 AH Nijmegen
Further enquiries may be sent to: Falk.Huettig-at-mpi.nl