PostDoc ERC Psycholinguistics

Three-year ERC-funded Postdoctoral position (100% TV-L 13); Psycholinguist

Application deadline: September 5th, 2022

The postdoctoral position will be funded as part of the ERC Grant IDDISC "Individualized Interaction in Discourse" of Prof. Vera Demberg, at Saarland University.
The goal of the position is to develop better statistical methods for modelling individual differences found in language processing datasets. This involves methods for identifying latent groups of participants that behave similarly, as well as methods that can assess the stability of individual biases across time in longitudinal experiments. Depending on the candidate's interest, the job can involve also the collection of new data, or alternatively the analysis of existing datasets that have been collected as part of the ERC project.

Requirements:
The candidate should have a PhD degree in psycholinguistics or a related area, and should have a strong publication record. The successful applicant must have excellent spoken and written
proficiency in English.

The position is for three years. The preferred start date is before January 2023 and can be negotiated. It will be paid according to 100% TV-L E13, see also https://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/c/t/rechner/tv-l/west?id=tv-l-2020&matrix=12.

The position is open until filled, but we will start reviewing applications from September 6th.

The job does not come with any teaching obligation. You can however choose to participate in teaching activities.

Applicants are requested to submit their application, including a cover letter that specifies why you would like to work on this topic and what qualifies you for it, an academic CV, a list of academic publications, your PhD thesis (or a current draft), copies of academic degree certificates and names of two potential references.

Saarland University is one of the leading centres for computer science and computational linguistics in Europe, and offers a dynamic and stimulating research environment. The group is affiliated with both the Department of Computer Science and with the  Department of Language Science and Technology.
Both departments are part of the Saarland Informatics Campus, which brings together 800 researchers and 2000 students from 81 countries. We collaborate closely with the university's Department of Computer Science, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI).

Our researchers and students come from all over the world, and our primary working language is English.

Saarland University is an equal opportunity employer. Applications of women are strongly encouraged; applications of disabled persons will be given preferential treatment to those of other candidates with equal qualifications.

Applications should be sent via email directly to Prof. Vera Demberg (vera(at)coli.uni-saarland.de).