[Imageworld] Fwd: Tuebingen,
Germany: Job Announcement: Visual Embodiment with the
Centre for Integrative Neuroscience
betjomo at gmail.com
Fri Nov 18 03:45:31 CET 2011
Could you please forward this job announcement for the Max Planck Institute
for Biological Cybernetics to any potentially interested scientists.
2 Year Postdoctoral Research or PhD Student Fellowship in Computer Science,
Psychology and/or Neuroscience on Visual Embodiment Project (CIN 2011-16)
at the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, Tübingen
1,365€-1,416€ per month (tax free fellowship)
November 25th, 2011
The Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN) is an
interdisciplinary institution at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen,
funded by the German Excellence Initiative programme. It is supported by
the faculties of mathematics and natural science, medicine, and philosophy,
the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, and the Hertie
Institute for Clinical Brain Research. The CIN strives to advance our
understanding of the mind/brain by studying how the brain generates and
sustains mental functions and how brain diseases impair these functions.
As part of its integrative approach to studying the mind/brain, the CIN
offers a postdoctoral research fellowship or a doctoral fellowship for
promising researchers in the field of psychology, computer science and/or
neuroscience. The candidate should either be a psychologist, a computer
scientist (emphasis on graphics and media/virtual reality), or a cognitive
scientist with a strong background in philosophy of
mind/psychology/neuroscience and a track record of empirical research. A
PhD or Masters is required by the time of appointment. The working language
of the CIN is English.
The successful candidate will be a member of the MPI for Biological
Cybernetic’s Perception and Action in Virtual Environments Research Group,
led by Dr. Betty Mohler, and will be a postdoctoral research fellow or
doctoral student on the visual embodiment project (CIN 2011-16) that the
Perception and Action in Virtual Environments Group at the Max Planck
Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen (Dr. Betty Mohler, Dr. Sally
Linkenauger, and Prof Heinrich H. Bülthoff) is embarking on in
collaboration with Philosophy of Neuroscience Group at the CIN, led by Dr.
Hong Yu Wong. More details of the project can be found at
The postdoctoral or doctoral fellow will conduct research on psychological
research themes arising from the scientific and philosophical study of body
perception, with a particular focus on the notion of body ownership. In
collaboration with partner scientists on the visual embodiment project, the
fellow will design and implement virtual reality experiments which
manipulate some aspect of the sensory experience of self and measure
resulting behavior. In addition, the fellow will report research activities
to the Tübingen Body Perception Forum, a Forum set up to consolidate body
perception research in the Tübingen area.
The duration of the position is for 2 years provisional on the renewal of
the CIN Excellence Cluster for a second funding period after October 2012.
The candidate will be provided with opportunities to contribute to graduate
teaching/training at the CIN Graduate Training Centre and the university
faculties associated with the CIN. If desired, the university will provide
opportunities to do a German “Habilitation” (second book) according to
established rules. The planned start date of the position is January 1,
2012. Earlier or later start dates are negotiable.
According to German law, severely disabled persons with equal occupational
aptitude will be given preferential consideration.
The University of Tübingen strives to promote equal opportunities in
science and is committed to increasing the percentage of females in
teaching and research. Qualified female candidates are thus strongly
encouraged to apply.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, one sample of their scientific
writing (not to exceed 10,000 words), a one page statement relating their
research to the aims of the visual embodiment project, and two reference
letters. Candidates should request their referees to email Dr. Mohler
directly with their reference letters. All documents should be submitted
electronically (pdf) to the Group Leader of the Perception and Action in
Virtual Environments Research Group, Dr. Betty J. Mohler, at
betty.mohler at mpg.tuebingen.de. The deadline for applications is November
25th, 2011. Inquiries about the post should be directed to Dr. Mohler.
For further information on the CIN, the Perception and Action in Virtual
Environments Research Group and the Philosophy of Neuroscience Group see:
2 Year Postdoctoral Research or PhD Student Fellowship in Computer Science
and Neuroscience on Visual Embodiment Project (CIN 2011-16) at the Werner
Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, Tübingen (Germany)
1. Curriculum vitae
2. Writing sample (not to exceed 10,000 words)
3. Statement of research (1 page)
4. 2 reference letters (to be directly emailed by referees)
Submit application to Dr. Betty J. Mohler at betty.mohler at tuebingen.mpg.de
Deadline November 25th, 2011
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