[robotics-worldwide] Junior Research Groups for Systems Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience and Neurorobotics/Medical Robotics

Jan Peters mail at jan-peters.net
Tue Sep 9 02:04:13 PDT 2008


Junior Research Groups for Cognitive Neuroscience and Systems  
Neuroscience
at the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN)

The Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN) is a  
newly established interdisciplinary institution at the
Eberhard Karls University Tübingen funded by the German Excellence  
Initiative program. The CIN strives to deepen our
understanding of how the brain generates function and how brain  
diseases impair functions. It will make use of newly acquired
insights to help people with brain disorders and to launch new mind-  
and brain-inspired applications in many areas of
engineering and computer science. Its scientific program is guided by  
the conviction that progress in the understanding of brain
function can only be achieved with an integrative approach spanning  
multiple levels of organization and pooling the knowledge
of researchers from many different fields.

In order to strengthen the CINs' specific research aims, we are  
offering several junior group leader (JRG) positions
(equivalent to Assistant Professorship) with tenure track options in  
the fields of “Systems Neuroscience”, “Cognitive
Neuroscience”,  “Neurophilosophy” and “Neurorobotics/Medical  
Robotics”. Submission deadline is Oct. 15th,
2008 (for Neurophilosophy Oct. 31st, 2008).

Framework
The intended duration of the position is for 5 years with evaluations  
by external experts at regular intervals. In case of positive
evaluations after 3 years, the JRG will obtain a tenure track option,  
which may ultimately lead to a professorship at the
University of Tübingen. Start-up funds as well as substantial funding  
for personnel and running costs will be available, but will
depend on the qualification and prior experience of the applicant.  
Appointees will be full members and active participants in the
CIN, which will also provide laboratory and/or office space. The JRG  
leader will be provided opportunities to contribute to
research oriented training within the framework of the CIN Graduate  
Training Centre and the faculties involved in the CIN will
provide opportunities for the German habilitation according to  
established rules, if desired.

According to German law, severely disabled persons with equal  
occupational aptitude will be given preferred consideration. The
University of Tübingen strives to promote equal opportunities in  
science and is committed to increasing the percentage of
female scientists in teaching and research. Qualified female  
candidates are thus strongly encouraged to apply.

Application
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, pdf files of up to 5 key  
publications, statements of research achievements and
future directions (not to exceed 3 pages) as well as the names and  
addresses of at least three referees. All documents should
be submitted electronically to the Acting Director of the Werner  
Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience Tübingen, Prof.
Dr. Peter Thier, at cin at uni-tuebingen.de. For further information on  
the CIN see: http://www.neuroscience-tuebingen.de/cin/.
Submission deadline for all applications is Oct. 15th, for  
applications in the field of Neurophilosophy Oct. 31st.



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