Research Scientist Position in Psychology of Language

Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics - Psychology of Language Department

The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) is offering a Research Scientist position in the Psychology of Language Department led by Prof. Antje Meyer. 

The MPI for Psycholinguistics is a leading research institute with a stimulating environment and excellent facilities and resources. The research of the institute is entirely devoted to the question of how we acquire, produce, and understand language. Its investigations are highly multidisciplinary, uniting anthropology, linguistics, psychology, neuroscience, computer science, and genetics. For further details of our research, please see our website: 

The position is available to new PhDs as well as more senior researchers. Candidates should have or shortly expect to obtain a PhD in psychology, cognitive neurosciences, or linguistics. Further requirements are a strong background in experimental psychology or experimental psycholinguistics and excellent statistical skills. The successful candidate is expected to develop her/his own research projects and to contribute to the research program of the department, preferably in the area of language production or dialogue. 

The position is available from May 2017 for up to five years. The institute provides state-of-the art research and training facilities (including EEG, eye tracking, virtual reality labs) as well as a conference and travel budget. 

Electronic applications should be sent to 

Applications should include:

  1. 2-page statement of research interests
  2. CV
  3. List of publications
  4. contact details for up to three referees 

Review of applications will start on January 1st 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer.

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