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The successful candidate will evaluate existing and develop new methods for the computational analysis of audiovisual recordings of multimodal language (e.g., speech and gesture). The aim will be to develop a toolkit for the automatic recognition, classification and kinematic analysis of gesture, alongside speech, to help analyze multimodal language data from large video corpora. The focus will be on machine learning applications, in particular deep learning. They will process the department’s data collection with these methods and will create pipelines and workflows that can be used by the researchers involved in the project.
Fixed-term contract: with the possibility for further extension (and/or eventually a permanent contract).
The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen is a research institute entirely devoted to the study of language. Our goal is to understand how our minds and brains process language, how language interacts with other aspects of mind, and how we can learn languages of quite different types. We are situated on the campus of the Radboud University, and have close collaborative links with the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior and the Centre for Language Studies at Radboud University.
We are part of the Max Planck Society, an independent non-governmental association of German-funded research institutes dedicated to fundamental research in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunities employer. We recognize the positive value of diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. We therefore welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, disability, marital or parental status, racial, ethnic or social origin, color, religion, belief, or sexual orientation (https://www.mpi.nl/page/equal-opportunities).
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Wundtlaan 1, 6525 XD, Nijmegen
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