Eva Wittenberg’s Language Comprehension Lab (lcl.ceu.edu) in the Department of Cognitive Science at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for a three-year postdoc position funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) on project P-37231-G – “LISA: Linguistic Impact on Social Action Comprehension”. The initial contract is for one year with the possibility of renewal.

As a postdoc employed in project LISA, you will develop and implement studies using linguistic priming in combination with EEG and behavioral methods. LISA is a collaboration between CEU’s Language Comprehension Lab and the Babelfisch Lab at Uni Wien, where EEG experiments will be performed. You will therefore be able to enjoy an exceptionally dynamic, collaborative, and international academic environment in both institutions. More information about LISA can be found on our lab homepage (https://lcl.ceu.edu/lisa).


Duties and responsibilities:

The position will allow the postdoc to focus on research, without teaching obligations. Duties include:

• Conceptual and technical development, data acquisition, and analysis of experimental research

• Presentation at international conferences and through publications

• Training and co-supervision of doctoral students and student assistants

• Assistance in daily lab organization



• Ph.D. or equivalent in Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Psychology, or a related field (obtained by starting date, no later than within the last five years)

• Demonstrated research experience in EEG methodology, with experience in oscillatory measures strongly desirable

• Fluent in written and spoken English; knowledge in German and/or Hungarian desirable

• Solid data processing and analysis skills (using R or Python)



Salary according to FWF salary bands. Your appointment will be at Central European University Vienna.


How to apply:

Please submit:

• Cover letter outlining motivation

• CV, including a list of publications

• Contact information of three references

• Up to 3 publications


For any questions, please do not hesitate to email Eva Wittenberg: wittenberge(at)ceu.edu

Please send your complete application package to: advert105@ceu.edu – including the job code in subject line: 2023/105

CEU is strongly committed to the promotion of gender equality and equal opportunities within our institution. Previous training, work experience and/or engagement with matters of equality, diversity and inclusion at the organizational level will be an asset.

Central European University does not discriminate on the basis of—including, but not limited to—race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, gender and sexual orientation in administering its educational policies, admissions policies, employment, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.



One of the world’s most international universities, a unique founding mission positions Central European University as both an acclaimed center for the study of economic, historical, social and political challenges, and a source of support for building open and democratic societies that respect human rights and human dignity. CEU is accredited in the United States and Austria, and offers English-language bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in the social sciences, the humanities, law, environmental sciences, management and public policy. CEU enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries, with faculty from over 50 countries.  

In 2019, CEU relocated from Hungary to Austria as the Hungarian government revoked its ability to issue US-accredited degrees in the country. As a result, CEU offers all of its degree programs in Vienna, Austria; and retains a non-degree, research and civic engagement presence in Budapest, Hungary, through its CEU Democracy Institute, the Institute for Advanced Study, the CEU Summer University and The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA), and its Hungarian language public educational programs and public lectures.  


For more information, please visit https://www.ceu.edu/.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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