The University of Potsdam, Germany, invites applications for 4 Positions as Academic Staff Members (PhD student or PostDoc) Requisition No.: 172/2014

The University of Potsdam, Germany, invites applications for 

4 Positions as Academic Staff Members (PhD student or PostDoc)
Requisition No.: 172/2014

in the Research Unit �Crossing the Borders: The Interplay of Language, Cognition, and the Brain in Early Human Development� funded by the DFG (FOR 2253), for research projects led by Prof. Dr. Barbara H�hle, Prof. Dr. Isabell Wartenburger, and/or Prof. Dr. Birgit Elsner.

If possible, employment should begin by 15.10.2015. The Salary Scale is 65% TV-L E13 (Area east). Contracts are time-limited to a period of 3 years.

The DFG-funded Research Unit �Crossing the Borders: The Interplay of Language, Cognition, and the Brain in Early Human Development� aims at investigating the interactions of language, cognition, social cognition, and their neuro-cognitive underpinnings in child development during the first years of life. All projects follow an interdisciplinary approach combining research perspectives from linguistics and psychology. More detailed descriptions of the single projects are available here: 
http://www.uni-potsdam.de/en/babylab/positions

The Research Unit offers highly attractive conditions for conducting a PhD- or PostDoc project by providing interdisciplinary supervisory teams, additional mentoring by international experts, and funds for travelling and research.  

Requirements:
� Excellent University Degree in Linguistics, Psychology or related fields (Diploma, M.Sc., PhD) 
� Interest in the research topic 
� Desirable: Experience with the application of neuro-cognitive methods like EEG, NIRS or eye-tracking to young children, and/or research experience, very good knowledge and skills in statistics
� Very good knowledge of English, good German language skills or willingness to acquire German 

The University of Potsdam strives to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and specifically encourages female applicants to apply for this posi-tion. Handicapped applicants will be given preference in case of equal suitability. People with an immigration background are specificially encouraged to apply.

Applications should include the following documents: full CV with a list of publications and presentations, motivation letter with research statement, copies of diplomas or certificates, a statement (and if applicable a ranking) about the preferred research project(s), and the names and e-mail addresses of two academics who are willing to provide reference letters. 

Applications (in English or German) should be sent until August 16, 2015 as a single pdf-file to crossing@uni-potsdam.de