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  • on a PhD / postdoc position?
  • with an international mobility grant ?

Get a PhD or PostDoc position

The following list gives an overview of all NCCR-related positions that are currently advertised at research institutions across Switzerland. Please click on individual links to get more information about individual positions and application deadlines. If you would like to know more about individual themes and projects, please click here.

  • The Swiss National Center for Competence in Research ‘Evolving Language’, which involves nearly 40 different research groups from a large variety of disciplines across Switzerland, seeks to fill a two-year postdoc position in neuroscience and computational linguistics. The position is part of the work package “Structure Planning”, led by Anne-Lise Giraud in collaboration with the University of Zürich and other NCCR members.

    The post-doc will primarily work at the University of Geneva (Campus Biotech) in Giraud’s lab but will also spend time at the Department of Comparative Linguistics at the University of Zurich.

    Our goal is to understand how hierarchical syntactic structures are generated during speaking in the brain. The postdoc will use intracranial EEG data (e.g. neural oscillations) to study the neural underpinnings of syntactic planning processes in (mostly French) narrative speech, integrating methods from corpus and computational linguistics (e.g. machine learning techniques, information-theoretic measures, etc.) with EEG signals and speech patterns.

    Job qualifications

    The ideal candidate has a degree in a related field, is experienced in working and thinking quantitatively, has solid knowledge of syntax and linguistics, and has an interest in the experimental study of language processing and production. Experience with programming (e.g. R, Python), machine learning techniques and computational linguistics tools is essential; experience with EEG or other neuroimaging methods is an advantage.

    A good level of English and French, both spoken and written, is also an essential condition of employment.

    We offer varied and interesting work in an inspiring and socially relevant environment. The NCCR places great emphasis on gender diversity, and we particularly encourage women to apply.

    Private law contract, fixed term contract.

Visit our NCCR on an international mobility grant

Are you doing research in a field relevant to the NCCR and would like to visit a Swiss research institution on an international mobility grant? We will be happy to help you find a host lab at one of our partner institutions and support your application with a reference letter.

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