Post-doctoral researcher/computer scientist with a strong background in computational and historical linguistics
We are seeking a Post-doctoral researcher / computer scientist with a strong background in computational and historical linguistics to begin on 01.04.2018 (or later, actual starting date negotiable) as a member of the ERC-funded research project "Computer-assisted language comparison (CALC): Reconciling Computational and Classical Approaches in Historical Linguistics" (led by Dr. Johann-Mattis List) for the duration of two years with a possibility of extension to three years after positive evaluation during the first year. This project seeks to investigate the history of the Sino-Tibetan language family within a novel interdisciplinary framework for language comparison which reconciles computational and classical approaches in historical linguistics.
We offer an interesting and responsible job in a competitive, dynamic and stimulating international research environment. As a member of the CALC project, you will be able to learn new skills and enhance existing ones. In this way you can contribute to shed light on the history of one of the largest and most fascinating language families in the world. Remuneration will follow the public service pay scale (TVöD 13, 100%), according to qualification and experience. In addition, social benefits are paid according to the regulations of the Civil Service. The fulltime-position is for 2 years with the possibility of extension to 3 years after positive evaluation.
The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
Please submit your application no later than 31.01.2018, to: email@example.com, and make sure to write “[CALC-POSTDOC]” in the header of your email (note that this is important, especially with the -brackets, as we won’t consider applications which do not follow this schema). Please attach a short statement of motivation (maximally one page), your current CV, and a list of publications in a single PDF file. If you mention forthcoming publications, please attach the drafts as well to the same PDF. If you have questions regarding the research project and the general ideas behind the CALC project, please write an email to the same email address as given above with “[CALC-QUESTION]” in the header, and we will gladly answer your questions or provide more information regarding the project and the requirements for this position.