Universiteit van Amsterdam

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Postdoctoral position (research assistantship) in "The Evolution of Linguistic Complexity", Edinburgh (Scotland)

Deadline: Thursday 13 October 2016

The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences is seeking to appoint a 1.0 FTE Research Assistant for a fixed-term period of 24 months. The position is to support a research project entitled "The Evolution of Linguistic Complexity" which is funded by the European Research Council and led by Dr Kenny Smith.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing computational models of language learning, language use, and iterated learning. This position requires someone with a PhD in Cognitive Science, Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science or related disciplines, programming skills necessary for developing computational models of language learning and language use, up-to-date knowledge of the current literature on modelling human cognition. The post will be based in the Centre for Language Evolution.

Applications must be received before 13 October, 2016

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