Postdoc position at the University of Potsdam, Germany

  • 16 Dec 2011 14:39
    Message # 775263

    The Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism (PRIM) at the University of Potsdam, Human Sciences Faculty, Area of Excellence Cognitive Sciences is looking for a full-time

    Academic Staff Member (PostDoc)

    Salary Scale 13 TV-Länder (Tarifgebiet Ost)

    Requisition No.: 150/2011

    from 1 April 2012 (until 30 September 2013; possible contract renewal for another 3 years). The hours of work per week for the position amount to 40 hours. The position provides the opportunity for further qualification (‘Habilitation’). The Institute investigates grammatical processing in multilingual individuals and is funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (see

    Responsibilities: The candidate will be

    • Working in the EEG- and Eyetracking Labs
    • Planning and conducting experiments with child and learners of German and other languages

    Essential qualifications: The candidate should have

    • A PhD in linguistics / psycholinguistics or related discipline
    • Good knowledge of syntax and/or morphology
    • Expertise in designing and carrying out EEG studies of language and analyzing EEG data
    • Good command of English

    Desirable qualifications:

    • Expertise in language disorders
    • Expertise in bilingualism
    • Experience with psycholinguistic methods other than EEG, e.g. eyetracking
    • Good command of Turkish

    The University of Potsdam is an equal opportunities employer. The goal is to enhance the percentage of women in areas where they are underrepresented. Women, therefore, are particularly encouraged to apply.

    Handicapped applicants will be given preference in case of equal suitability.

    Please send your application (including the requisition number) to Prof. Dr. Harald Clahsen, Universität Potsdam, Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism, Haus 2, Campus Golm, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25, 14476 Potsdam. DEADLINE for submission of applications: 20th January 2012.

    For informal enquiries please contact:

    If you would like your application documents returned to you by post, please include a stamped SAE.

    Founded in 1991, the University of Potsdam is the largest institute of higher learning in the federal state of Brandenburg. The university is located in one of the most beautiful settings for an academic institution in Germany. It is developing into an important address for modern research and teaching and for an intensified transfer of technology and knowledge. Approximately 21,000 young people study in five faculties over three campuses, Am Neuen Palais, Babelsberg, and Golm. The University of Potsdam has around 2.300 faculty and staff members.

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