Early Career Postdoctoral Position at the Donders Centre for Cognition: 'Bridging Science and Practice in Adaptive Language'
The Adaptive Language Consortium aims to use theoretical knowledge to help solve societally important problems in language and communication. In ways ranging …
- Houtlaan, Nijmegen, Gelderland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 20 - 30 uur
- € 4978 - € 4978 per maand
The Adaptive Language Consortium aims to use theoretical knowledge to help solve societally important problems in language and communication. In ways ranging from fundamental to applied research, the members of the consortium all work on Adaptive Language, the ability to use language flexibly for communication. The primary goal of the consortium is to obtain external grant funding on Adaptive Language to study how communication can be optimised with and by individuals with reduced language (e.g. individuals with brain injury or disease, cochlear implant users, or immigrants with limited proficiency in the language of their new country).
Your task will be to manage this consortium, and to coordinate its activities under the supervision of the consortium leaders (Prof. McQueen, Prof. Ozyurek and Dr Piai). More specifically, you will have three tasks. First, and most importantly, you will coordinate grant applications on Adaptive Language to national (NRO, NWA, NWO) and/or international agencies (MarieCurie, Horizon Europe). Second, you will organise three workshops. National and international experts will come to Radboud University to discuss adaptive language with consortium members and to build up a network on adaptive language, in preparation for the grant applications. Third, you will help to develop an elective Bachelor's degree course on adaptive language to be taught in the faculties of Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Arts.
- A PhD in language science or cognitive science (i.e. psycholinguistics, linguistics, multilingualism, multimodal language, cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, speech and language pathology, or a related discipline).
- Experience in (or at least a strong affinity for) writing national and/or international academic research grants with applied components.
- Experience in applied settings with people with reduced language abilities.
- Experience in (or at least a strong affinity for) management of interdisciplinary research and project planning.
- The drive and ability to coordinate team science and build research networks.
- Experience in undergraduate teaching in the language sciences (teaching experience in speech and language pathology would be especially welcome).
- Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English and Dutch.
- Employment: 20 - 30 hours per week.
- A maximum gross monthly salary of € 4.978 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 11).
- The exact salary depends on the candidate's qualifications and amount of relevant professional experience.
- In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
- Duration of the contract: 2 years.
- The intended start date is 1 September 2020.
- You will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service: our Dual Career Officer will assist with family-related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.
- Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?
Additional informationFor more information about this vacancy, please contact:
James McQueen, Full professor
Tel.: +31 24 361 26 08
Vitoria Piai, Assistant professor
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