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Research Assistant (neurolinguistics) needed at RWTH Aachen University

Research Assistant (m/f) needed

Our Profile

„Anthropological universals – cultural differences“ is an interdisciplinary project funded by the Federal Ministry of education and Research. In the project involved are Prof. Dr. Christian Stetter (Institute for Language and Communication Studies, project leader), Prof. Dr. Walter Huber (Section Neurolinguistic at the Department of Neurology) and Prof. Dr. Martina Ziefle (Humtec). The aim of the project is to compare the writing systems of German alphabetic writing and Japanese Kanji as well as their cognitive processing. Thereby developing an empirically appropriate cognitive model for single word recognition that is based upon a coherent theory of writing systems is developed.

Your responsibilities

You will have to program and analyse full artificial, neuronal networks of single-word recognition and of lexical determination in German and Japanese (Kanji). Besides you will derive word-meanings from text-corpora. You have to cooperate closely with the researchers of the other sub-projects.

Your profile

You have got a scientific degree in the field of informatics, computer linguistics or neurosciences. We expect experiences in modelling and analyzing neuronal networks as well as good programming skills. You’re a good team player and eager to explore writing theoretic and cognitive ways of thinking. Basic knowledge of the German language is desirable.

Our offer

The candidate will be employed as a regular employee. The position is to be filled as soon as possible and is for a fixed term limited to May 31st, 2011. This is a half-time vacancy. The option of undertaking a PhD can be provided. Salary is according to TV-L (E13, 50%). The application period is limited to September 15th, 2009.

RWTH Aachen University has been rewarded with the “Total-E-Quality-Award” for its efforts with respect to gender equality. Applications from female candidates are explicitly welcome. In cases of equal qualification, aptitude and expertise of the applicants, female applicants will be given preferential treatment for those salary groups and careers in which females are underrepresented, unless there are preponderant reasons to give preference to another applicant.

Please refer to § 8 Article 6 of the North Rhine-Westphalian Equal Opportunities Act (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz NW).

RWTH Aachen University has been rewarded with the title “disability-friendly” (“Prädikat behindertenfreundlich”) for its efforts with respect to training and employment of severely disabled people. Applications from severely disabled people with appropriate suitability are explicitly welcome. This also applies to people with equal opportunities in accordance with § 2 SGB IX (Social Code).


Institute for Language and Communication Studies
Sonja Häffner
RWTH Aachen University
Eilfschornsteinstr. 15
52056 Aachen

+49 (0) 241 80 96441

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