Germany: PhD/PostDoc position in Cognitive Interaction Excellence Cluster” (CITEC) at Bielefeld University

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Description: The project will provide the chance to perform cutting-edge research in an international context. PhD applicants will receive supervision and support in developing the necessary skills to produce high-quality research necessary to earn a PhD Degree. Depending on the specific position, applicants are expected to have programming skills or experience on empirical experimental work, the ability to work independently, strong interpersonal skills as well as good command of English. Knowledge of German is not required.

Salary: The salary for each position is around  3.300 Euro per month (pre taxes), according to scale TV-L E 13 in the German University System [3]. The salary increases with the duration of the employment.

Duration: Each position is available for two years and can be prolonged for one more year. Candidates are expected to start on January 15th, 2014 or later.

Deadline: Applications will be considered until the position has been filled. For full consideration please submit applications by Nov 15 2013. Interviews will be scheduled via video conference after the end of the application period. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the selection by the end of November.

To Apply: Applications should be sent by email to Silke Koelsch (,
preferably as a *single* PDF document including a CV, motivation letter, publication
record (if applicable), record of teaching activities (if applicable) and any other relevant
information in addition to the names of two referees. The application should highlight the
expertise in the areas mentioned above and express the research interests of the applicant.

Note:Applications from suitably qualified handicapped and severely handicapped persons are expressly encouraged.

Bielefeld University has received a number of awards for its achievements in the provision of equal opportunity and has been recognised as a family friendly university. The University welcomes applications from women. This is particularly true with regard both to academic and technical posts as well as positions in Information Technology and trades and crafts. Applications are handled according to the provisions of the state equal opportunity statutes.

Bielefeld is one of the 20 largest cities in Germany (with close to 330.000 inhabitants) [4]. It is a lively city with a lot of cultural and entertainment opportunities (see [5]). It is located in the heart of the Teutoburg Forest [6], offering many opportunities for outdoor and leisure activities.

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