Month: June 2017

Postdoc Positions “Functional interaction between action sounds and action semantics.”

Full-time position for a post-doctoral scientist and 65% position for a PhD student

Berlin, Limited to 3 years


These positions are part of a new research project supported

by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, which addresses the

functional interaction between action sounds and action



The neurobiological mechanisms of semantic

processing will be investigated with neuro- and

psycholinguistic methods.



  • Research on the biological basis of language and

communication with neuro- and psycholinguistic methods using

neuroimaging procedures (EEG/MEG, ECoG, fMRI, MS) and

behavioral experiments.

  • Planning, execution, evaluation and publication of

experiments on semantic processing



  • MA, MSc or comparable university degree in a relevant area

(linguistics, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, medicine)

  • For the postdoc position: PhD in a relevant field



  • Research experience in the neuroscience of language
  • Very good English skills
  • In addition, for the postdoc position: readiness to take

on university teaching in neurolinguistics and semantics;

experience in university administration (e.g., grant



Applications should be sent by e-mail until 3 July 2017 to

the following address: (PA Prof.

Friedemann Pulvermüller) or by post to:


Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften

Institut für Deutsche und Niederländische Philologie

Prof. Dr. Friedemann Pulvermüller

Habelschwerdter Allee 45

14195 Berlin, Germany


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Verena Arndt

Sekretariat Prof. Dr. Dr. Pulvermüller

FU Berlin, FB Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften, WE4

Labor für Gehirn- und Sprachforschung

Leitung: Prof. Dr. Dr. Pulvermüller

Habelschwerdter Allee 45

14195 Berlin

Tel. 030-83858140

Fax 030-838458140 <>





Multiple PhD/PostDoc positions available

The Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1287 “Limits of Variability in Language: Cognitive, Grammatical, and Social Aspects” in Potsdam, Germany, invites applications for 17 positions for PhD candidates and Postdocs available from July 2017 for a duration of four years (subject to funding commitment).

Language users exhibit a high degree of variability at all levels of the linguistic system, language use, and language development and change. This variability in language can be characterised as the range of different possible linguistic behaviours that are available to a language user, a language community, or in specific languages at any linguistic level. By exploring the systematicity and the limits of variability in linguistic behaviours, the main focus of the CRC will be on identifying the constraints of the underlying linguistic system. Several projects will jointly evaluate the limits, relations, dependencies, and commonalities of different types of variability across a range of linguistic phenomena from the perspectives of (A) language interaction and change, of (B) language processing, and of (C) grammatical systems. The CRC provides a fantastic research infrastructure including a large interdisciplinary network of researchers, its own graduate school, and funding opportunities for conference visits, summer schools, hosting international experts etc.

The University of Potsdam hosts leading groups in the field of linguistics and cognitive sciences ( Potsdam is an attractive historical city and its palaces are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Potsdam is close to Berlin, a culturally vibrant city and home to a lively start-up scene. Both cities have a high quality of life at modest living costs.

A detailed description of the available positions and the respective requirements can be found here:

Prof. Dr. Isabell Wartenburger
Patholinguistics / Neurocognition of Language
Cognitive Sciences, Department Linguistics
University of Potsdam
Room II.14.2.39
Tel. ++49-331-9772932 (Sec.)