### The NCCR Evolving Language ( invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher in an interdisciplinary project on the evolution of language in a neuroscience perspective. The NCCR is a Swiss National Center of Competence in Research with the goal of creating a new discipline, Evolutionary Language Science, that targets the past and future of language. The center consists of leading scientists from traditionally separated academic domains, which allows us to harvest the diverse expertise from the humanities, social sciences, computational sciences, natural sciences and medicine towards a broadscale interdisciplinary collaboration. The Neural Diversity Generation Task takes a species-wide perspective probing the neuro-cognitive systems that allow changes, diversity and malleability of linguistic features. ###

Postdoc Position in Neural Diversity Generation

Your responsibilities

Employment is at 80 % FTE (including 20 % teaching). The position is a training opportunity and the successful candidate is expected to use the remaining unpaid 20% for their own further training and skill development.

Your profile

We are looking for a candidate with a solid background in neuroscience, functional neuroanatomy (a Master's degree in basic neuroscience or similar) and familiarity with computational and statistical modeling. Experience with neuroimaging will be viewed as an advantage. The ideal candidate is keen on engaging with evolutionary questions and aspects of the brain-language relationship.

The NCCR Evolving Language places great emphasis on teamwork and multidisciplinary perspectives. Strong communication and collaboration skills are essential. Excellent oral and written communication in English is required.

What we offer

UZH offers excellent opportunities and strong support for career development. Salaries are internationally competitive: Salary ranges, guidelines for employees in SNF-funded projects (PDF).

The position is limited to two years with potential extension by agreement.

We take gender balance and diversity seriously in our hiring decisions.

Further information

Martin Meyer