Specifications - (explanation)
|Function types||Postdoc positions|
|Scientific fields||Behaviour and Society, Language and Culture|
|Hours||38.0 hours per week|
|About employer||Leiden University|
The junior postdoc fellow will carry out the following tasks:
- conduct behavioral and neuroscientific studies on topics such as effects of age-of-onset and language distance on ultimate attainment in L2 acquisition, effects of foreign-accented speech on communicative alignment, effects of multilingualism on the cognitive system in general (including healthy aging) and in particular on cognitive control, as well as language attrition due to L2 acquisition.
- a background in psychology and/or linguistics (or related disciplines) with a specialization in the psycho-/neurolinguistics of multilingualism;
- a PhD degree in linguistics, psychology or neuroscience (or any related discipline such as biology or artificial intelligence);
- a couple of years of post-doctoral experience;
- hands-on experience with behavioral experimentation and at least one of the following neurocognitive methods: EEG/ERP, MEG or fMRI;
- (extensive) experience in publishing results in international peer-reviewed journals in the field of psycho-/neurolinguistics (or related);
- good social skills and ability to work in a team and potentially supervise (BA, MA, and/or PhD) students.
Knowledge of English is essential; knowledge of Dutch is a plus but not a requirement. Knowledge of other languages besides English (and Dutch) may be advantageous.
Conditions of employment
experience, and ranges from € 2.919,- to € 3.381,- per month (scale 10 and 11), commensurate with qualifications, with additional 8% holiday and 8,3% end-of-year bonuses. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.
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DepartmentThe Leiden University Centre for Linguistics
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