PhD-Researcher and Lecturer, Neurocomputation of Language

PhD-Researcher and Lecturer, Neurocomputation of Language

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21 May 21 Jul Tilburg
Tilburg University - Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences has a job opening for a PhD-Researcher and Lecturer, Neurocomputation of Language, Department of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence (1.0 fte, six years), location Tilburg.

Job description

The Neurocomputation of Language (NCL) lab from the Department of Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence (CSAI) at Tilburg University invites applications for a 6-year position. The successful applicant for this position would spend 60% of their time as a PhD student and 40% as a lecturer. The PhD project would be determined by the successful applicant and the lab director but should employ advanced statistical modeling and/or neurocomputational modeling to address one or more of the core themes of the lab: the nature and time course of language comprehension, the neural representation and computation of meaning, and the cortical organization of the language network. The educational tasks of the candidate could include leading practical sessions, grading assignments and exams, and (eventually) supervising thesis students.

Specifications

Tilburg University

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in (computational) cognitive (neuro)science, neurobiology of language, or a related field. If you expect to obtain your degree before August 2024, you are also eligible.
  • Good knowledge of statistics and machine learning (practical experience with large language models is a plus).
  • Excellent knowledge of English and good academic writing skills.

Conditions of employment

  • A full-time position.
  • The selected candidate will receive a contract for six years. 
  • You will receive a temporary employment contract for the duration of 12 months. A 5-year extension is offered upon a positive assessment. After one year your UFO profile will change to PhD Candidate / Lecturer. In the second year your initial education assignment is 40% and your research assignment is 60%.
  • A minimum gross salary of €3226- per month up to a maximum of € 4036- in the 6th year. For the duration of 12 months, you are entitled to a allowance. The amount is the difference in salary of scale 10 level 0 and scale PR level 0.
  • A holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% (annually).
  • Researchers from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary (the 30% tax regulation). The University will apply for such an allowance on their behalf. Note that the 30% rule will be scaled back from 1 January 2024. For new applications, during a five-year term, the scheme will gradually decrease to a 10% rule. More specifically, this means that during the first 20 months of the term, 30% of the salary will be reimbursed untaxed. In the next 20 months, this percentage drops to 20% and during the last 20 months, the untaxed reimbursement is 10% of the salary.
  • Assistance in finding accommodation (for foreign employees).
  • Benefits such as an options model for terms and conditions of employment and reimbursement of moving expenses, also including excellent technical infrastructure, savings schemes and excellent sports facilities. 

The collective labor agreement of the Dutch Universities applies. 

Employer

Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences
Research and education at the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD) has a unique focus on humans in the context of the globalizing digital society, on the development of artificial intelligence and interactive technologies, on their impact on communication, culture and society, and on moral and existential challenges that arise. The School of Humanities and Digital Sciences consists of four departments: Communication and Cognition, Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, Culture Studies and Philosophy; several research institutes and a faculty office. Also the University College Tilburg is part of the School. Each year around 275 students commence a Bachelor or (Pre) Master Program. The School has approximately 2000 students and 250 employees.

Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

Department

Neurocomputation of Language lab
The Neurocomputational of Language (NCL) lab combines neurocomputational modeling with empirical experimentation to investigate the neural basis of language. Grounded in principles of neural information processing, and informed by empirical insights on the nature and time course of comprehension, our models aim to offer mechanistic explanations of how an interpretation is constructed in real time as spoken or written linguistic signal unfolds on a, more or less, word-by-word basis. See the lab website for more information: https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/about/schools/tshd/departments/dca/lab/neurocomputation-language

The department of Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence (CSAI)
The Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence department (https://csai.nl/)  at Tilburg University is part of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences. The department emphasizes innovative research spanning a wide array of fields including computational linguistics and language technology, data-science, human-robot interaction, virtual reality and serious games. CSAI is a member of the Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence, participates in the Special Interest Group for AI (SIG AI), and also participates in the Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe (CLAIRE). Tilburg University and the CSAI department offer a vibrant international environment, with current CSAI staff originating from more than 10 countries.

Additional information

 

More detailed project information can be provided on request: please contact dr. Harm Brouwer (h.brouwer@tilburguniversity.edu), PI of the Neurocomputation of Language lab.

Specifications

  • PhD
  • Language and culture; Behaviour and society
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • 22296

Employer

Location

Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB, Tilburg

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Application procedure

To apply, please submit:

  • a motivation letter in which you describe why you want to be considered for this position, and why you are the right person to do it;
  • a full curriculum vitae, demonstrating academic excellence, including publications (if applicable); academic transcripts of your Bachelor and Master’s degrees;
  • a sample of writing, such as your Master’s thesis or a relevant paper;
  • contact details of two academic referees. 

The only way to apply is online. The first deadline for application is July 21, 2024, the position is open until filled. The starting date of this position is negotiable but preferably no later than October 1st, 2024.

Application procedure

Application procedure

To apply, please submit:

  • a motivation letter in which you describe why you want to be considered for this position, and why you are the right person to do it;
  • a full curriculum vitae, demonstrating academic excellence, including publications (if applicable); academic transcripts of your Bachelor and Master’s degrees;
  • a sample of writing, such as your Master’s thesis or a relevant paper;
  • contact details of two academic referees. 

The only way to apply is online. The first deadline for application is July 21, 2024, the position is open until filled. The starting date of this position is negotiable but preferably no later than October 1st, 2024.

Make sure to apply no later than 21 Jul 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).