(Second Language Acquisition/Psycholinguistics/Linguistics)
Candidates are welcome to apply for a research assistant position funded by a research grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) focused on investigating the processing of information in written texts in native and non-native languages (“Retention of surface linguistic information during reading in L1 and L2”, PI Prof. Denisa Bordag) at Herder-Institute, University of Leipzig, Germany. The position is for 26 hours a week. The salary and benefits are determined by the collective bargaining agreement for public employees in Germany (TV-L 13 Ost, starting with ca. 20.000 net salary per year). The position is initially limited to 36 months, starting with Mai 1, 2022.
- Position: Research assistant
- Location: Leipzig, Germany
- Hours: 26 h/week
- Contract Type: Fixed-term (36 months)
- Start: Mai 2022
Requirements for candidates:
- MA/MSc degree in linguistics, language sciences, psychology, cognitive sciences, or closely related area
- enjoys working with people, can communicate well
- has good statistical and software skills (and a desire to learn more)
- is interested in eye-tracking and has preferably some expertise with it (or is willing to learn to gain expertise quickly)
- excellent command of English and German (preferably native(-like) in one of both languages)
Description of tasks:
The successful candidate will assist researchers studying how people process linguistic information in texts in their native and non-native language, mainly using eye-tracking. This includes preparation of experimental material for all studies, technical preparation of the material for testing with an eye-tracker and analyses (setting of ROIs, coding etc.) and data cleansing.
He/she will be also involved in testing coordination, recruiting participants and will perform the testing abroad (planned testing in the USA and Israel).
He/she will also contribute to project documentation (including literature surveys) and presenting of results at conferences and in publications.
He/she will contribute to the development of a taxonomy of linguistic alternations in German.
The candidate has the opportunity to work on her/his PhD project as a part of the research project.
Applications shall be submitted digitally by email to Prof. Denisa Bordag: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications shall include a cover letter and the following documents:
- Applicant’s curriculum vitae (written in either German or English)
- Copy of a degree certificate
- published papers or other materials relevant to the application