Junior Research Groups for Cognitive Neuroscience and Systems Neuroscience at the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN)

The Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN) is a newly established interdisciplinary institution at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen funded by the German Excellence Initiative program. The CIN strives to deepen our understanding of how the brain generates function and how brain diseases impair functions. It will make use of newly acquired insights to help people with brain disorders and to launch new mind- and brain-inspired applications in many areas of engineering and computer science. Its scientific program is guided by the conviction that progress in the understanding of brain
function can only be achieved with an integrative approach spanning multiple levels of organization and pooling the knowledge of researchers from many different fields.
In order to strengthen the CINs’ specific research aims, we are offering several junior group leader (JRG) positions (equivalent to Assistant Professorship) with tenure track options in the fields of “Systems Neuroscience”, “Cognitive Neuroscience”, “Neurophilosophy” and “Neurorobotics/Medical Robotics”. Submission deadline is Oct. 15th, 2008 (for Neurophilosophy Oct. 31st, 2008).
The intended duration of the position is for 5 years with evaluations by external experts at regular intervals. In case of positive evaluations after 3 years, the JRG will obtain a tenure track option, which may ultimately lead to a professorship at the University of Tübingen. Start-up funds as well as substantial funding for personnel and running costs will be available, but will depend on the qualification and prior experience of the applicant. Appointees will be full members and active participants in the CIN, which will also provide laboratory and/or office space. The JRG leader will be provided opportunities to contribute to research oriented training within the framework of the CIN Graduate Training Centre and the faculties involved in the CIN will provide opportunities for the German habilitation according to established rules, if desired.
According to German law, severely disabled persons with equal occupational aptitude will be given preferred consideration. The
University of Tübingen strives to promote equal opportunities in science and is committed to increasing the percentage of female scientists in teaching and research. Qualified female candidates are thus strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, pdf files of up to 5 key publications, statements of research achievements and future directions (not to exceed 3 pages) as well as the names and addresses of at least three referees. All documents should be submitted electronically to the Acting Director of the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience Tübingen, Prof. Dr. Peter Thier, at cin_at_uni-tuebingen.de. For further information on the CIN see: http://www.neuroscience-tuebingen.de/cin/.
Submission deadline for all applications is Oct. 15th, for applications in the field of Neurophilosophy Oct. 31st.

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