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Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Cognitive Science of Language

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    Radboud University
    Cultural studies
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    16/09/2021 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Netherlands › Nijmegen


As a postdoctoral researcher you will be responsible for directing, planning and executing theoretical, computational modelling projects on language processing. The objective is to relate various computational models derived from a theoretical model to explain patterns in neuroimaging data, behaviour and linguistics using contemporary computational and data analysis techniques.

The focus will be on developing systems that can represent structured representations during both 'comprehension' and 'production' while holding fast to principles of neural computation and aspects of formal linguistics. You will perform a range of simulations and modelling experiments, as well as devise and implement models, perform data analysis, and write papers in collaboration with the group leader. This position also involves supervision and mentoring of junior researchers (e.g. PhD candidates, Master's students and interns). You will have the opportunity to publish first author papers, contribute to related projects as a co-author and present your work at international conferences and institutions. This is an outstanding opportunity to develop your research skills and ask exciting scientific questions to drive forward your own research project(s) in this new area of research using cutting edge approaches.

More Information


  • Employment: 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €3,807 and a maximum of €5,211 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 11).
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: 3 years.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment  and help your family settle in Nijmegen.

Additional employment conditions
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

Selection process

Please address your application to Lianne Peters and submit it, using the application button, no later than 15 September 2021, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.

Your application should include the following attachments:

  • Letter of motivation.
  • CV including the names and email addresses of at least two referees.

Starting date is as soon as possible. We encourage early career stage researchers and recent graduates to apply.

The interviews will take place in the first two weeks of October.

Additional comments

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Lianne Peters, secretary LaCNS group
Email: lianne.peters@mpi.nl

Dr. Andrea Martin, PI/ Group Leader
Email: andrea.martin@mpi.nl / andrea.martin@donders.ru.nl

Web site for additional job details

Offer Requirements

Specific Requirements

  • PhD in a relevant field (e.g. cognitive science, experimental or mathematical psychology, computational neuroscience, computer science, or computational linguistics).
  • You must have good computational skills and proven experience in this area (e.g. during PhD or other training). Expertise in and experience with cognitive modelling and neural networks is highly desirable. Experience with modelling neural oscillations would be useful, but is not essential.
  • Enthusiasm for the work and the subject area (i.e. language, structured representations, neural oscillations, symbolic-connectionism, and neural network modelling).
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Experience supervising students at various levels would be advantageous.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Radboud University
6525 XZ
Houtlaan 4

EURAXESS offer ID: 674585
Posting organisation offer ID: 303641


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