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As a young principal investigator

Interested in joining our NCCR project as a young principal investigator? We will be happy to support you in your search for a host institution and to welcome you! You can find below a list of grants (fellowship or salary) focused on persons conducting research and more details on the procedure.

SNSF Funding Schemes

  • Eccellenza grant
    SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships are aimed at highly qualified researchers who aspire to a permanent professorship. Eccellenza supports them in achieving their goal by allowing them to lead a generously funded research project as an assistant professor with their team at a Swiss higher education institution. Details on the SNSF Website
  • Ambizione grant
    Ambizione grants are aimed at young researchers who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent project at a Swiss higher education institution. The scheme supports young researchers both from Switzerland and abroad. Scientists holding non-professorial academic positions at higher education institutions are also eligible to submit an application. Details on the SNSF Website
  • PRIMA Grant
    PRIMA grants are aimed at excellent women researchers who show a high potential for obtaining a professorship. PRIMA grantees conduct an independent research project with their own team at least at the group leader level within a Swiss research institution. Details on the SNSF Website

NCCR Evolving Language Support

  • Coming soon

Open positions

  • The Faculty of psychology and education of the University of Geneva has an opening for a Tenure-track assistant professor in the cognitive neuroscience of language.

    Job description: This is a full time position. Duties include teaching at bachelor, graduate and post-graduate levels in the field of cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology of language, as well as the direction of master’s and doctoral theses. The successful candidate will be required to develop a research program at a national and international level in the domain of the offered position and to obtain external funding. She/He will also participate in administrative duties at the level of the Section of Psychology and the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences. This position is part of the NCCR Evolving language to which it is expected that the candidate will actively contribute.

    Requirements : PhD in neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, or equivalent. The successful candidate will have proven research experience in the domain of the neuroscience of language, certified by scientific publications, and preferably previous experience in research funding. She/He will also have some experience in teaching university courses in the field of cognitive neuroscience of language, and in supervising students (Master’s level and/or PhD). Applications may be submitted in English. Yet, the successful candidate will have to interact in French with the public, students, study participants, etc. The ability to acquire a working command of French within the first two years is, thus, required.

    Starting date: October 1st, 2021, or as agreed. Applications should be submitted exclusively on-line on the University website (deadline: May, 19). With an outlook toward parity, women are encouraged to apply.