[robotics-worldwide] PhD- and Postdoctoral grants at CITEC, Bielefeld University

Claudia Muhl cmuhl at cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de
Thu Feb 12 09:31:20 PST 2009


The Graduate School Cognitive Interaction Technology at CITEC,  
Bielefeld University, Germany
Research Grants for PhD Students and Postdoc Researchers

*** Deadline for applications is March 22nd, 2009 ***

The Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) at  
Bielefeld University, Germany has been established in the framework of  
the Excellence Initiative as a research center for intelligent systems  
and cognitive interaction between humans and technical systems.  
CITEC's focus is directed towards motion intelligence, attentive  
systems, situated communication, and memory and learning. Research and  
development are directed towards understanding the processes and  
functional constituents of cognitive interaction, and establishing  
cognitive interfaces that facilitate the use of complex technical  

The Graduate School Cognitive Interaction Technology invites  
applications from outstanding young scientists, in the fields of  
robotics, computer science, biology, physics, sports sciences,  
linguistics or psychology, that are willing to contribute to the cross- 
research agenda of CITEC. The international profile of CITEC fosters  
the exchange of researchers and students with related scientific  
institutions. For PhD students, a structured program including taught  
courses and time for individual research is offered. The integration
and active participation in interdisciplinary research projects, which  
includes access to first class lab facilities, is facilitated by  
CITEC. For more information, please see: www.cit-ec.de .

Successful candidates must hold an excellent academic degree (MSc/ 
Diploma/PhD) in a related discipline, have a strong interest in  
research, and be proficient in both written and spoken English.  
Research grants will be given for the duration of three years for PhD  
students, and one to three years for Postdocs.

All applications should include: a cover letter indicating the  
motivation and research interests of the candidate, a CV including a  
list of publications, and relevant certificates of academic  
qualification. PhD applicants are asked to provide the outline of a  
PhD project (2-3 pages) and a short abstract. Postdoc researchers are  
asked to provide the outline of a research project (4-5 pages)  
relevant to CITEC's research objectives and a short abstract. It is
obligatory for Postdoc applicants, and strongly recommended for PhD  
applicants, to provide two letters of recommendation. In the absence  
of letters of recommendation, PhD candidates should provide the names  
and contact details of two referees. All documentation should be  
submitted in electronic form.

We strongly encourage candidates to contact our researchers, in  
advance of application, in order to develop project ideas. For a list  
of CITEC researchers please visit: www.cit-ec.de .

Bielefeld University is an equal opportunity employer. Women are  
especially encouraged to apply and in the case of comparable  
competences and qualification, will be given preference. Bielefeld  
University explicitly encourages disabled people to apply.

Applications will be considered until all positions have been filled.  
For guaranteed consideration, please submit your documents no later  
than March 22, 2009.

Please address your application to Prof. Thomas Schack, Head of  
Graduate School, Email: gradschool at cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de .
Please direct any queries relating to your application to Claudia  
Muhl, Graduate School Manager, phone: +49-(0)521-106-6566, cmuhl at cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de 


Claudia Muhl
Graduate School Manager
Center of Excellence
Cognitive Interaction Technology
Bielefeld University

phone: +49 521-106-65 66
fax: +49 521-106-65 60

Universitätsstr. 21-23
D-33615 Bielefeld

email: cmuhl at cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de

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