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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Infant Bilingualism

University of Oxford - Department of Experimental Psychology

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th June 2019
Closes: 25th July 2019
Job Ref: 141328

Department of Experimental Psychology, Anna Watts Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford 

Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a. 

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join the Oxford BabyLab team led by Professor Kim Plunkett to work on a new project investigating Infant Bilingualism from a computational and experimental perspective.  

The post is a fixed-term contract until 31 May 2022 funded by the ESRC. The appointee should be able to take up the position by 1 September 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. 

The postholder will take an active role designing and implementing neuro-computational models of early bilingualism. The experimental component of the project involves eye-tracking studies with 18 - 30 month old toddlers, and statistical modelling of the data. You will present the findings to national and international audiences. As well as managing your own research and administrative activities, you will act as a source of information and offer advice to other members of the group on scientific protocols and experimental techniques. 

The postholder will also be involved in experimental design, preparation of visual and auditory stimulus materials, testing of children, data analysis, and preparation of manuscripts for publication. Experience in working with 18 - 30 month old toddlers is desirable. 

You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil together with relevant experience in the field of experimental psychology and/or cognitive science, demonstrable expertise in computational modelling, the ability to manage own academic research and associated activities, and possess excellent communication skills.  Knowledge of eye-tracking procedures would be an advantage. 

Informal enquiries about the research can be made to Professor Kim Plunkett ( 

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. 

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 25 July 2019. 

Closing Date: 25-JUL-2019 12:00

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