CNRS Research Associate

The Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle (, LLF) is seeking to support applications in linguistics and language sciences to Research Associate positions at the French Centre National de la Recherche  Scientifique (

CNRS Research Associate positions are full-time permanent positions intended for candidates in their early career. Applicants must hold a PhD by the application deadline. Knowledge of French is not required.

Although CNRS recruits researchers by way of a national competition, applicants are encouraged to select one or more research labs to which they would like to be assigned, and support is crucial for a successful application.

Located at Université de Paris (, the LLF has about 80 members, including 36 permanent faculty members, working on every subfield of linguistics. In recent years, it has extended its focus from formal and theoretical linguistics to domains such as psycholinguistics, experimental linguistics, computational linguistics, dialogue, typology, and Sign language linguistics.

The LLF is interested in supporting a limited number of applicants, with an excellent research record and willing to develop a project that would fit the lab's areas of inquiry.

The official call for application will be published on December 7, 2021 with an application deadline of January 11, 2022 ( Prospective applicants that wish to be supported by the LLF are invited to contact the lab by December 11, sending a CV and a short description of their research profile to the LLF management. Decisions on whether support is granted will be taken by December 17.