The Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC) in Barcelona offers a 2-year position to work as a research assistant on COINVENT, a high-profile international research project funded under the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme.
The IIIA-CSIC belongs to the Spanish National Research Council, Spain’s largest public institution conducting scientific research and technological development. The IIIA-CSIC is a leading research centre in Europe in logic, reasoning and search; case-based reasoning and machine learning; and intelligent agents and multi-agent systems. It attracts funding from the European, Spanish, and Catalan governments, and has substantial collaborative research projects with industry.
Closing date: 30 September 2014
For more information: http://www.languageininteraction.nl/jobs/id-2nd-phd-call-general.html
We are looking for highly motivated PhD candidates to enrich a unique consortium of researchers that aims to unravel the neurocognitive mechanisms of language at multiple levels. The goal is to understand both the universality and the variability of the human language faculty from genes to behaviour.
The Netherlands has an outstanding track record in the language sciences. This research consortium sponsored by a large grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific research (NWO) brings together many of the excellent research groups in the Netherlands with a research programme on the foundations of language. The research team consists of 43 Principal Investigators. In addition to the excellence in the domain of language and related relevant fields of cognition, our consortium provides state-of-the-art research facilities and a research team with ample experience in the complex research methods that will be invoked to address the scientific questions at the highest level of methodological sophistication. These include methods from genetics, neuroimaging, computational modelling, and patient-related research. This consortium realizes both quality and critical mass for studying human language at a scale not easily found anywhere else.
Currently, the consortium advertises seven PhD positions for a period of 4 years. Depending on the PhD position applied for, candidates will be appointed at one of the home institutions of the consortium. These positions provide the opportunity for conducting world-class research as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
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