[visionlist] 8 Doctoral Positions in Perception and Action

Fiehler, Katja Katja.Fiehler at psychol.uni-giessen.de
Fri May 10 10:27:02 -04 2019

The International Research Training Group (IRTG) The Brain in Action - BrainAct, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), invites applications for

8 Research Assistants (Doctoral candidates)

Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (TV-H E 13, 65 %). The part-time positions are to be staffed starting at the 1st October 2019 or soon thereafter over a maximum period of up to 3 years and will offer the possibility of further scientific qualification in the frame of the assigned duties.

The IRTG BrainAct is a joint doctoral research and training program of two German and three Canadian Universities: University of Giessen; University of Marburg; Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario; Western University, London, Ontario; and York University, Toronto. Announced positions are to be filled at the Universities of Giessen and Marburg.

The IRTG is situated at the Universities of Giessen and Marburg. A significant part of each research project (obligatory: 6 to 12 months) will be performed at the partner sites in Canada. Doctoral candidates will attend a structured doctoral program including seminar and lecture series and practical courses and will be jointly supervised by German and Canadian researchers. Further information can be found at our website: www.irtg-brainact.de/.

In the context of the transferred tasks the possibility for independent scientific work is offered, which serves the own scientific qualification. The time limit is based on § 2 para. 1 sentence 1 WissZeitVG.

The key goal of the IRTG is to deepen the understanding of the neural systems and processes that underlie perception and action in everyday living. Research will focus on action control in natural environments, multisensory perception for action, representation of action-space, or predictive mechanisms in action. We apply a variety of re-search methods, such as tracking of eye- and hand-movements, virtual reality, neurophysiology, EEG or fMRI.

A completed academic degree (diploma, master or equivalent) in the field of biomedical, life and natural sciences including psychology is required.

We support women and strongly encourage them to apply. In areas where women are under-represented, female applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Applicants with children are welcome - Philipps-University is certified as a family-friendly university. Sharing a full-time position (§ 8 Abs. 2 S. 1 HGlG) as well as a reduction of working time is possible. Applicants with a disability as described in SGB IX (§ 2 Abs. 2, 3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Application and interview costs cannot be refunded.

Please send your application (including a statement of purpose (in English, no longer than three pages), curriculum vitae (in English), two recent letters of reference (in English or German), copies of earned degrees including copy of higher education entrance qualification (in English or German) with the registration number fb13-0019-wmz-2019 by June 07, by mail to Philipps-Universitaet Marburg, Dept. Neurophysics, Sigrid Thomas, Karl-von-Frisch-Strasse 8a, D-35043 Marburg, Germany or electronically as a single pdf-document to thomas at staff.uni-marburg.de.

Informal inquiries can be sent to Katja Fiehler (katja.fiehler at psychol.uni-giessen.de<mailto:katja.fiehler at psychol.uni-giessen.de>) or Frank Bremmer (frank.bremmer at physik.uni-marburg.de<mailto:frank.bremmer at physik.uni-marburg.de>), the speakers of the IRTG.

Katja will be at VSS and available to talk to interested candidates.

Prof. Katja Fiehler
Justus-Liebig University Giessen
Experimental Psychology "Perception and Action" group
Otto-Behaghel Str. 10F
D-35394 Giessen
Email: katja.fiehler at psychol.uni-giessen.de<mailto:katja.fiehler at psychol.uni-giessen.de>
Fon: 0049 (641) 9926144

Speaker of the International Graduate School IRTG "The Brain in Action" www.IRTG-BrainAct.de<http://www.IRTG-BrainAct.de>
Co-director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Behavior (CMBB) www.cmbb-fcmh.de<http://www.cmbb-fcmh.de/>
Member of the research counsil of the Research Campus Central Hessen (FCMH) www.fcmh.de<http://www.fcmh.de/>

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