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[D-multisensory] Postdoc/PhD in active multimodal perception
The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Department of
Cognitive and Computational Psychophysics (Prof. Heinrich H.
Bülthoff), Tübingen Germany has a research position available for a
PostDoc / PhD student investigating active multimodal perception.
The position, which may start in the first quarter of 2006, is part
of the European Project ImmerSence, in which nine renowned European
Universities in the areas of Experimental Psychology, Computer
Sciences, and Engineering collaborate to enable highly realistic
multi-modal interaction in virtual and augmented reality
environments. Under the supervision of Dr. Marc Ernst and Prof.
Heinrich Bülthoff, the scientific part of our institute in this
project is to form a better understanding of the multimodal aspects
of active perception while interacting with the environment.
The project will explore the interplay between perception and action
in humans using a variety of psychophysical and neuropsychological
techniques. For this we have available high-fidelity virtual
environments and a sensorimotor lab with several force feedback
devices, motion platforms and tracking systems.
Expertise in any of the above techniques and some programming skills
is an advantage but not required. The successful candidates should
have a background in Psychology, Computer Sciences, Physics, Biology,
or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates that have
conducted psychophysical work.
The successful candidates will join a dynamic and interdisciplinary
group of scientists performing cutting-edge research on human
multimodal perception, computer vision, and human-computer
interaction. Further information about the research environment can
be found at the website of the institute (www.kyb.tuebingen.mpg.de).
Informal inquiries can be sent to Dr. Marc Ernst
The Ph.D. position is available for 3 years and the post-doc position
for 2 years (extensions possible). The salary depends on the
qualifications with a maximum salary equivalent to BAT IIa/2 for a
Ph.D. student (appr. 20.000 € per year; after tax appr. 13.000 € per
year) and BAT IIa for the post-doc fellow (appr. 45.000 € per year;
after tax appr. 27.800 € per year) according to the German Public
Service regulations. Handicapped applicants with equal qualifications
will be given preferential treatment. Applications will be considered
until the position is filled.
Candidates should send letter, curriculum vita, reprints, and names
of three referees to (electronic submission preferred):
Dr. Marc Ernst
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Cognitive and Computational Psychophysics Department
72076 Tuebingen / Germany
Marc O. Ernst, Ph.D.
MPI for Biological Cybernetics
P.O. Box 21 69
72012 Tübingen, Germany
Tel: ++49-+7071-601 644
Fax: ++49-+7071-601 616