Germany: PhD and Postdoc positions at Max Planck Institute

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Deadline:       15 December 2008
Starting date:  January 2009 or later

The Department of Human Perception, Cognition and Action (Prof. Bülthoff)
is searching for scientists to conduct basic research in the area of multi-sensory
(mainly visual-vestibular) interaction. This involves investigating human
closed-loop control tasks on different motion simulators. Projects will make
use of a novel kind of motion simulator based on a large industrial robot
arm ( in order to evaluate human control
performance with a large range of vehicle models.

Our department ( provides an excellent
multi-disciplinary and interactive research environment combining expertise
in cognitive science, computer science, and robotics with the latest state
of the art in virtual reality and simulator facilities. Together with the
three other departments in the Max Planck Institute for Biological
Cybernetics ( which investigate machine learning,
physiology of the brain, and novel brain imaging techniques, this
combination offers unique research opportunities.

Applicants should have a Masters or PhD in Cognitive Science, Computer
Science, Neuroscience, Psychology, Physics, or related areas.

Expertise in one or more of the following topics would be an advantage:
robotics, control theory, virtual reality, human factors, perceptual

Salary will be based on the German TVöD or equivalent MPG stipend. The
Max-Planck Society wishes to increase the number of female co-workers, and
applications from women are particularly encouraged. Applications from
handicapped persons will be favored when all other qualifications are equal.

Applications including the names of two referees, a publication list, and a
research statement should be sent electronically to
with subject line
"motsim: (your name)".

Closing date for applications: 15 December 2008.
Prof. Dr. Heinrich H. Bülthoff
Dept. Perception, Cognition and Action
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Spemannstr. 38
72076 Tübingen

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