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Thursday, July 06, 2023 by Chris Wellekens

6-36 (2023-04-08) PhD Position @ SPEAC, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

We have an open 4yr PhD position in the SPEAC lab (Speech Perception in Audiovisual Communication) at the Donders Institute, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.


The position is funded through an ERC Starting Grant (HearingHands, 101040276) awarded to Dr. Hans Rutger Bosker. We are looking for candidates with a strong background in speech perception and an interest in audiovisual prosody and gesture-speech integration.


You will work closely with Dr. Hans Rutger Bosker (PI) and Prof. James McQueen (promotor). The PhD project aims to determine how and when the timing of seemingly meaningless up-and-down hand gestures influences audiovisual speech perception, specifically targeting more naturalistic communicative settings. You will use virtual avatars, allowing careful control of their gestural movements, to establish which kinematic and communicative properties of hand gestures influence low-level speech perception. You will assess how challenging listening conditions impact the perceptual weighting of visual, auditory and audiovisual cues to prominence, as well as determine the time-course of these cues using eye-tracking. Finally, you will design training studies to test how humans adjust their perception to between-talker variation in gesture-speech alignment.


- 4 year contract, 1.0 FTE

- gross monthly salary: ? 2,541 - ? 3,247 (scale P)

- application deadline: May 22, 2023

- preferred starting date: September 1, 2023


More details about the project, profile, and what we have to offer is available through the link below. If you have any questions, do get in touch at

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