The research group for Neurocybernetics (Prof. Dr. Frank Pasemann) at the Institute of Cognitive Science, University Osnabrück has a vacancy for the position of a Researcher (Diploma/Master level)
(Salary level according to E 13 TV-L 50%) to be filled at earliest practicable date. The position is associated with the EU funded Project “Artificial Language Evolution on Autonomous Robots“ (ALEAR). It is limited until February 28th 2011.

The successful candidate will use an evolutionary approach to develop neural controllers which will serve as basic modules for a library of behaviours for a humanoid robot. The dynamics of these networks has to be analysed, structure-function relationships have to be identified, and reasonable strategies for the fusion of modules have to be implemented. The existing infrastructure (physical simulators, evolutionary computing environments, analysis tools, computer cluster) should be augmented if necessary.
We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student graduated in fields like Biology, Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics. Experiences with methods of Evolutionary Robotics, Dynamical Systems Theory, Neural Networks, with robots and their physical simulations will be helpful. Close interaction with others members of the project, including partners at other institutions is mandatory.
The university of Osnabrück strives for an increase in the number of
women in academic employment. Women are therefore especially encouraged
to apply and will be preferentially considered under the condition of
equal qualification. Also disabled candidates are given a preference
under the provision of equal qualification.
Applications with the usual documentation should be submitted no later
than 30.6. to the Director of the Institute of Cognitive Science,
University of Osnabrück, Albrechtstraße 28, 49076 Osnabrück. Further
information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Frank Pasemann

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