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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral research assistantship on the Connectionist reading model, Aachen

Post-doctoral Research Assistant
Connectionist reading model

Institute for Language and Communication Studies
Our Profile:

??Anthropological universals ?? cultural differences?? is an interdisciplinary project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Principal investigators are Prof. Dr. Christian Stetter (Institute for Language and Communication Studies, project leader), Prof. Dr. Walter Huber (Section Neurolinguistics at the Department of Neurology) and Prof. Dr. Martina Ziefle (Human Technology Centre, eHealth). We closely cooperate with Prof. Gert Westermann (Department of Psychology, Oxford Brookes University). The project compares the German writing system with Japanese Kanji as well as their cognitive processing. The aim of the project is to create an empirically appropriate connectionist cognitive model for single word recognition.
Your Profile:

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree. You should hold a PhD in the field of computer science, cognitive sciences or a closely related field and have experience in programming (C/C++/Matlab), preferably with connectionist networks. You should be highly motivated and eager to explore psycho-linguistic questions with computational modelling.
Your duties and responsibilities:

You will be responsible for programming and analysing an artificial neural network of single word recognition and lexical decision in Japanese (Kanji). You will cooperate closely with the researchers of the other sub-projects. Half of the time you will stay in Oxford (UK) at the lab of Gert Westermann.
Our offer:

The candidate will be employed as a regular employee. The position is to be filled as soon as possible and is for a fixed term 15.09.2011. This is a full-time vacancy. If desired, part-time employment may be arranged. The pay scale classification complies with the labour agreement TV-L. RWTH Aachen University has been certified as a "Family Friendly University??. RWTH is committed to promoting the careers of women and therefore looks forward to receiving applications by female candidates. For positions in organisational units where women are underrepresented, in cases of equal qualification, ability and professional achievement, preference will be given to female applicants unless reasons specific to an individual candidate tilt the balance in his favour.

The University positively welcomes applications from suitably qualified disabled people.
Your contact person:

For further information, please contact Christoph Wenzel, M.A.
Tel.: +49 (0) 96441, Fax: +49 (0) 92269, Email:
You can also obtain further information from our websites:
Please send your application by 30 October 2010 to Institute for Language and Communication Studies, Christoph Wenzel, M.A., Eilfschornsteinstr. 15, 52062 Aachen or submitted via mail to Christoph Wenzel, M.A.,

Applications by e-mail are questionable from a data protection point of view. The applicant is fully responsible for submitting an application by e-mail. It is recommended that applicants submit written applications by post.