[robotics-worldwide] Assistant professor / CNRS chair Open position at the University of Cergy-Pontoise (France)

mathias quoy mathias.quoy at ensea.fr
Wed Jan 12 02:28:29 PST 2011

Starting september 2011, the Neurocybernetics team of the Cergy-Pontoise
University is seeking excellent candidates in the general field of
Robotics and Cognitive Sciences. The professor will be affiliated with the
ETIS laboratory (ENSEA/ University of Cergy-Pontoise / CNRS). The
candidates will preferably have a strong expertise background in one or
several of the following fields:
•	Interactive robotics, developmental robotics (or epigenetics robotics)
•	Computational neurosciences
•	Multi-modal perception
•	Control of anthropomorphic robots
•	Autonomous Learning
•	Dynamical systems
•	Bio inspired Man-Machine Interfaces

For further information please contact one of the following professors:
Philippe Gaussier
gaussier at ensea.fr

Mathias Quoy
quoy at u-cergy.fr

This position of assistant professor at the University of Cergy-Pontoise
is within the framework of the « CNRS-Higher Education chairs » program.
This program which started in 2008 aims to attract talented Young
researchers to thematically defined positions chosen by CNRS and the
universities according to a joint scientific strategy. In addition to
their salaries, the « CNRS-Higher Education chairs » will also receive a
substantial bonus and funding to support their research.
•	The professor will have a reduced teaching duty of 64 hours per year,
which represents 1/3 of the usual assistant professor load.
•	The hosting laboratory will receive additional University funding
specific to this position. The professor will freely manage these funds
for research and dissemination purpose.
•	The professor will get automatically the PES (Prime d’Excellence
Scientifique) for a period a 5 years.
•	The CNRS chair has a duration of 5 years, and after this period, the
position switches to a regular position of associate professor at the
University of Cergy-Pontoise.

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