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Two positions in TESIS @ Aarhus University


TESIS —Towards an Embodied Science of InterSubjectivity —
is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network to investigate the foundations of human sociality. It brings together the complementary expertise of 13 European research institutes, clinical centres and private enterprises that span the biomedical sciences and the humanities.

The TESIS node Aarhus - represented by Section for Anthropology and MINDlab,  Aarhus University, Prof. Andreas Roepstorff – will focus on questions related to mediated intersubjectivity, shared world-making, and cultural experience.

The Aarhus node has two positions available, one for an early stage researcher (36 months duration) and one for an experienced researcher (21 months duration) - both positions with possible prolongation.

The Early Stage Researcher candidate is in possession of a relevant Masters degree (or close to obtaining it) with not more than 4 years of full time research experience and is expected to work on a project on mediated intersubjectivity and shared world-making. Questions to be considered are: How do objects mediate interaction? Are there behavioural, neuronal and/or physiological markers associated with shared world-making?

The Experienced Researcher candidate with 3 to at most 5 years (PhD, including the period of doctoral studies) or 4 to at most 5 years (no PhD) of full time research experience is expected to work on a project on collective patterns and cultural experience and to investigate whether joint actions lead to couplings between people. Documented familiarity with experimental design and with analysis of data using dynamical systems approaches will be an advantage.

Both the ER and the ESR should have some relevant experience in one or more of the following areas: cognitive psychology, anthropology, semiotics, experimental design and analysis at behavioural and/or neural level.

The Aarhus Node is part of national and international research collaborations and training initiatives on the interface of cognitive research, neuroscience and cultural studies, see e.g. www.mindlab.au.dk.

The fellows will participate actively in an international Marie Curie Initial Training network with expertise in the investigation of intersubjectivity and embodiment (http://tesis-itn.eu/). This network is funded by the European Commission FP7 and provides ideal research and training opportunities consisting of secondments to other nodes, high impact workshops, summer schools and conferences.

Starting date for the “early stage” position is between 01.09.11 and 31.12.11. Starting date for the “experienced” position is between 01.09.11 and 31.12.12.

For further information about either position, please contact the node leader, Professor Andreas Roepstorff, andreas.roepstorff@hum.au.dk.

If you are interested in one of these positions, please send your application by email including CV, a short statement of research interests, and two references (name, email) before the closing date to the responsible coordinator:

Heribert Sattel, heribert.sattel@med.uni-heidelberg.de, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Heidelberg, University of Heidelberg, Vossstr. 2-4, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany.

Note: To encourage mobility, successful candidates may have spent at most 12 out of the last 36 months in the host country before appointment. Qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

Closing date: May 31, 2011

Find a description of all available TESIS job openings here...

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Revised 4-8-2011