Postdoctoral researcher

Last application date
Jun 25, 2019 16:27
LW22 - Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication
Employment category
Research staff group 3
Limited duration
PhD in the field of linguistic analysis of natural communication
Occupancy rate
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description

The department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication at Ghent University invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral research assistant (50%), to commence September 1st 2019. The position is part of the research project “Interpreter-mediated psychotherapy for asylum-seekers: societal needs, communicative challenges, therapeutic potentials”, carried out by Prof. Claudio Scarvaglieri. The project will investigate interpreter-mediated psychotherapy and will be based on recordings of interpreter-mediated therapy, which will be analyzed using linguistic methods of conversation analysis and discourse analysis. The successful applicant will establish contacts to institutions and individuals that carry out interpreter-mediated psychotherapy and will guide the process of raising and transcribing data (recordings of therapy sessions). He/ she will research and analyze relevant literature and support the data analysis. It is also expected that the successful applicant takes part in the process of writing a research grant.

Profile of the candidate

The chosen postdoctoral researcher will have

- Excellent knowledge of linguistic approaches of conversation analysis and/ or discourse analysis

- Experience working with and analyzing conversational data

- Experience in writing grant applications and evidence of having acquired external research funding

- Contacts to researchers in the field of linguistic research on psychotherapy

- Native or near-native competence of English and German.


Competence of Dutch will be considered an asset.

How to apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and diploma to