We invite expressions of interest for one forthcoming postdoctoral position at the Department of Psychology, University of Milano-Bicocca, working on the project CROSSING (CROSS-linguistic interference in the assignment of meaning during sentence comprehension in bilINGual speakers: investigating semantic and syntactic processing and the case of code-switching), under the supervision of Beatrice Giustolisi.
The position is offered for 20 months, starting in February 2024, with a competitive salary.
The main goal of CROSSING is to investigate the impact of bilingualism on the assignment of meaning during sentence comprehension. With a series of experiments, we will explore whether code-switching can be used as a cue influencing bilinguals’ parsing strategies. As a side goal, we will combine lab eye-tracking experiments with webcam-based online eye-tracking experiments to provide data on the effective possibility of conducting webcam-based eye-tracking research online.
The Department of Psychology at UNIMIB:
The Department is extremely young and yet presents a great tradition: established in 1999 as part of a newly-instituted university, its roots lie in the Institute of Psychology of the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy of the University of Milano, founded by the famous Italian psychoanalyst Cesare Musatti. The Department combines basic and applied research, building on effective interactions between various disciplines. Today, it is one of Italy’s most prestigious and high-ranked departments of psychology, as well as being the largest, with its current 79 faculty members, dozens of doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows, and over 20 research laboratories.
Ideal candidate for the postdoc position:
We welcome expressions of interest from researchers with PhD in (psycho)linguistics, cognitive (neuro)science, and related disciplines. Applicants must have an excellent command of oral and written English. Knowledge of Italian or another Romance language is desirable, but not required. We aim for a good work-life balance and a friendly, inclusive research environment. Women and people of marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Desired areas of expertise:
- research in word and/or sentence processing
- collection and analysis of eye-tracking data
- best practices in open science
Expressions of interest must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
- a CV
- names and contacts of one or two references
Please note that this is just an informal call of interest. Positions will still be subject to a formal hiring procedure, in compliance with institutional requirements.