The research group for Neurobiopsychology (Prof. Dr. Peter König has two vacancies for positions of a PHd student. (Scholarships are for a maximum of three years, to start at November 1st, 2008. ) The positions involve research within the Research Training Group Adaptivity in Hybrid Cognitive Systems ( in the area of processing of visual, auditory and tactile information and sensorimotor integration under natural conditions and includes the statistical analysis of natural stimuli, simulation of multimodal sensory systems, integration of experimental data on the neuronal activity with visual and auditory stimulation and the implementation on autonomous systems. Furthermore, the position involves participation in teaching Cognitive Science courses with an emphasis on Neurobiopsychology. The position offers the possibility of further academic qualification.

The Research Training Group is associated with the Institute of Cognitive Science and research groups from the Institutes of Informatics and Psychology. It includes research groups in Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistics, Neurobiopsychology, Neuroinformatics, Philosophy of Cognition, Knowledge Based Systems, and Differential Psychology. The Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück is one of the largest European centres in Cognitive Science, offering degree programmes for BSc, MSc, and PhD in Cognitive Science and carries out research on a broad range of cognitive processes. The Research Training Group Adaptivity in Hybrid Cognitive Systems combines a curricular PhD study programme with an interdisciplinary research programme in Cognitive Science. The language of instruction is English.
Candidates are expected to have a university degree (diploma/Master or PhD) and a good research record in at least one of the following areas: Computer simulation of neuronal systems, electrophysiology, and visual psychophysics, as well as a good command of the English language.
The University of Osnabrück strives to increase the number of women in research and teaching. Women are therefore explicitly encouraged to apply. Applications with the usual documentation should be submitted no later than 18. July 2008 to the Director of the Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück, Albrechtstraße 28, 49076 Osnabrück. Further information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Peter König, (

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