[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Research Grants CITEC Graduate School, Bielefeld U./Germany

Helge Ritter helge at techfak.uni-bielefeld.de
Thu Mar 5 02:30:41 PST 2015

Call for Application
2 Research Grants at Graduate School Cognitive Interaction Technology
CITEC, Bielefeld University, Germany

Deadline for submission: *April 1st, 2015*
Online application to Prof. Dr. Thomas Schack, Head of CITEC Graduate 

**Research Environment: Center of Excellence -- Cognitive Interaction 
Technology *

CITEC's goal are technical systems that are capable of cognitive 
interaction: this means the ability to interact with humans in 
situations and assist them for tasks that require some cognitive 
understanding of the context. Moreover those systems need to integrate 
abilities such as shared attention, perception-guided planning and 
control of actions, situated communication and learning. Given that the 
most advanced integration of such capabilities is seen in living 
systems, CITEC connects research groups in computer science, informatics 
and robotics with researchers and groups from biology, linguistics, 
mathematics, physics, psychology and sport science. Individual groups 
cooperate in a highly interdisciplinary research institute established 
through the German Excellence Initiative and funded since 2007.

*Open Position**s**at CITEC Graduate School*

Two research grants for highly qualified students aiming to obtain a 
Ph.D. in one of the above fields and thematic areas are offered by the 
Graduate School Cognitive
Interaction Technology (3 years duration, tax free research fellowship). 
The Graduate School is embedded within CITEC, offering a structured 
study program (Intelligent Systems) and
providing access to premier lab and research facilities.

More details: http://www.cit-ec.de/GraduateSchool/Call2015

Eligible candidates must hold an excellent academic degree (MSc/Diploma) 
in one of the related disciplines.

Applications should include:
(1) a cover letter indicating motivation and research interests,
(2) a CV including list of publications,
(3) all relevant certificates of academic qualification,
(4) contact details of two referees,
(5) a short outline (2-3 pages) of a research project relevant to 
CITEC's research objectives
including a corresponding abstract.

We strongly advise PhD candidates to contact a prospective supervisor 
among the CITEC group head's: www.cit-ec.de/researchgroups in order to 
jointly identify a suitable topic for the PhD project outline in advance 
of the application (e.g., to clarify availability of special equipment).

The research grants will be given for the duration of three years, 
corresponding to the rules of the German Research Foundation (DFG). 
Start of work can be from June 2015.

Please direct any queries relating to your application to the CITEC 
Graduate School Management,
Claudia Muhl, Email: gradschool at cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de, or phone 

Prof. Dr. Helge Ritter
CITEC - Cluster of Excellence
Cognitive Interaction Technology
Bielefeld University, Germany

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