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Five PhD Positions in the Dutch Research Consortium 'Language in Interaction', Netherlands

Five PhD Positions in the Dutch Research Consortium 'Language in Interaction', Netherlands

We are looking for highly motivated PhD candidates to enrich a unique consortium of researchers that aims to unravel the neurocognitive mechanisms of language at multiple levels. The goal is to understand both the universality and the variability of the human language faculty from genes to behaviour.

Currently, our consortium advertises five PhD positions. These positions provide the opportunity for conducting world-class research as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Each PhD position has its own requirements and profile.

Work environment
The Netherlands has an outstanding track record in the language sciences. The research consortium ‘Language in Interaction’, sponsored by a large grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific research (NWO), brings together many of the excellent research groups in the Netherlands with a research programme on the foundations of language.

The team consists of researchers from eight different research institutions in the Netherlands with complementary expertise in a highly interdisciplinary area of research. These are: Radboud University (RU), University of Amsterdam (UvA), University of Maastricht (UM), Leiden University (LU), Utrecht University (UU), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Tilburg University (TiU), and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI).

In addition to excellence in the domain of language and related relevant fields of cognition, our consortium provides state-of-the-art research facilities and a research team with ample experience in the complex research methods that will be invoked to address the scientific questions at the highest level of methodological sophistication. These include methods from genetics, neuroimaging, computational modelling, and patient-related research. This consortium realizes both quality and critical mass for studying human language at a scale not easily found anywhere else.

Successful candidates will be appointed at one of the home institutions of the consortium, depending on the PhD position applied for. The research is conducted in an international setting at all participating institutions. English is the lingua franca.

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