[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] several open postdoc positions in cognitive interaction technology

Robert Haschke rhaschke at techfak.uni-bielefeld.de
Tue Sep 20 07:22:46 PDT 2016

The Cluster of Excellence in Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) at 
University, Germany (www.cit-ec.de) is looking for postdoctoral 
candidates in all areas
of cognitive interaction technology.
We offer up to 10 positions, preferably with two-year contracts starting 
from January
1st, 2017 (later starting time is negotiable). Reduced working hours are 
possible. The
positions are meant for scientific qualification. According to the legal 
requirements of
the WissZeitVG and the contract on good employment practice, individual 
terms can arise.

*Desired Applicant’s Profile*

**We are looking for outstanding applicants with a university degree and 
with a
completed (or largely completed) doctoral degree in a field that is 
pertinent to
cognitive interaction technology. This includes fields such as 
intelligent systems,
robotics, experimental psychology, movement science, computational 
computational cognition, or cognitive neuroscience. Applicants will be 
expected to
work in the context of either an ongoing CITEC project that matches 
their personal
research profile, or to develop with local groups a new research project 
contributes within CITEC's range of topics.

Applicants should have an excellent academic qualification as well as 
research experience in their respective field. Research accomplishments 
should be
documented by high ranking publications (conferences, journals, 
software). We
particularly appreciate experience in interdisciplinary research. 
Proficiency in written
and spoken English is required. Knowledge of German is useful.

*About CITEC*

Creating the scientific and technological foundations for systems that 
seamlessly and at a semantic level with human users is the focus of the 
Cluster of
Excellence in Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) at Bielefeld 
CITEC's research topics range from smart devices, over virtual or 
augmented reality
to sophisticated robots with cognitive or even social capabilities. A 
crucial perspective
is to elucidate the structure and processes that are constitutive for 
the cognitive
interaction between humans and artificial intelligent systems.

CITEC was established as part of the German Excellence Initiative in 
2007 and brings
together over 30 research groups in computer science, robotics, biology, 
psychology, and sports science. Most of these groups are located in a 
building that offers cutting-edge central as well as individual lab 
facilities. This unique
and highly interdisciplinary research environment connects projects from 
four main
areas: motion intelligence, attentive systems, situated communication, 
and memory
and learning. Currently, more than 60 internal as well as further 
third-party funded
projects contribute to CITEC’s research portfolio.

*What CITEC Offers You

*We offer a strongly interdisciplinary and stimulating research 
environment with
excellent laboratory infrastructure as well as a wide network of 
national and
international research partners. The postdoc positions are remunerated 
at the salary
level TV-L 13 and are provided with a dedicated budget for research 
costs. We are
strongly committed to support the career development of our members and 
can offer
facilities to reconcile professional demands and family life.

*Application Process

*Applications are to be submitted in English and must include the 
following (no more
than two pages for each item 1. - 4.):

 1. A statement describing the applicant’s area(s) of research (topics
    and methods)
 2. A letter of motivation
 3. A sketch of a research proposal (optional)
 4. A curriculum vitae
 5. Record of publication, with copies of three representative papers
 6. Up to two letters of recommendation

Application deadline ends on September 30, 2016.

Applications with the subject line ‘CITEC Postdocs positions 2017’ 
should be sent by
email (coordinator at cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de) to Prof. Helge Ritter, CITEC 
preferably in one PDF document. Should you have any questions, please 
also contact
us at this email address or call Anita Adamczyk, CITEC Managing Director 
on +49-

Applications can be also submitted via mail to:
Prof. Helge Ritter
Bielefeld University
Cluster of Excellence in Cognitive Interaction Technology
Inspiration 1
33619 Bielefeld, Germany

Applications from qualified severely handicapped persons and persons who 
are on a
par with severely handicapped persons are explicitly welcome.
Bielefeld University is recognized as a family-friendly university. We 
women to apply for jobs; this is particularly true with regard both to 
academic and
technical posts as well as positions in information technology, trades 
and crafts.
Applications are handled according to the provisions of the state equal 

*About Bielefeld

*Bielefeld, with its close to 330.000 inhabitants, is one of the twenty 
largest cities in
Germany. Founded in 1214 CE as a merchants’ town, Bielefeld today is a 
university city with a total of seven universities and nearly 35.000 
students. It is a
lively city with a favourable cost of living and numerous cultural and 
opportunities. Bielefeld is at the heart of the East Westphalia-Lippe 
region, which is
home to a number of globally active companies, including Miele, 
Bertelsmann, Dr.
Oetker, and Schüco. Fast ICE trains make Berlin, Hamburg, and Cologne 
within two and a half hours. Surrounded by the Teutoburg Forest, the 
place is one of
Germany’s greenest cities, offering many opportunities for outdoor and 

Robert Haschke

Dr. Robert Haschke
Faculty of Technology, Neuroinformatics Group, CITEC-3.309
Bielefeld University, 33615 Bielefeld, Germany

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