A new collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1528 “Cognition of Interaction” will be established with funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the University of Goettingen. The CRC invites applications for a

Postdoctoral researcher (all genders welcome)

in the Psychology of Language research group (PI: Nivedita Mani https://www.psych.uni-goettingen.de/en/lang) at the University of Goettingen. This is a full-time position (currently 39.80 hours/week) until December 31st 2025. The position should be filled as soon as possible.

In 22 projects, the CRC 1528 “Cognition of Interaction” investigates how fundamental cognitive functions and their neurobiological foundations contribute to human and nonhuman primate social behaviour and social interactions. The network is formed by a highly interdisciplinary consortium formed by psychologists, systems and computational neuroscientists, data scientists,  and behavioural and cognitive biologists.

The advertised position is in a project examining curiosity-driven learning in dynamic social interactions. The project will examine how children selectively sample information from their environment in social interactions with their caregivers and peers using a novel dyadic interaction platform to be developed within the research network. Your profile – Master Degree and PhD in Psychology, Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Sciences or related field– Excellent statistical and analytical skills including proficiency in R or similar languages– Very good command of English– Advanced programming skills (desirable)– Experience in studies with young children (desirable)– Fluency in German (desirable)The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.Please submit your application (with the keyword CURIOSITY) as a single pdf with the usual documents (motivation letter, curriculum vitae, university degrees, contact details of up to two referees) electronically until 09.01.2022 to Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Dr. Christian Schloegl, Kellnerweg 4, 37077 Göttingen. E-Mail:  For questions about the position, please contact  For questions about the application procedure, please contact  Please note:With submission of your application, you accept the processing of your applicant data in terms of data-protection law. Further information on the legal basis and data usage is provided in the Information General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)