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PhD student scholarship in "Language and Cognition", Bielefeld (Germany)

The Center of Excellence "Cognitive Interaction Technology" (CITEC) at Bielefeld University, Germany conducts interdisciplinary research into understanding the functional processes of cognitive interaction with the go al of replicating them in technical systems, including developing relevant evaluation methodologies and toolkits.

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Within CITEC, the newly established research group "Language and Cognition" conducts research on online language processing, also in interaction with other cognitive sub-systems, and is leading a project that explores how humans interact linguistically with one another and with virtual characters.

In this context, we are inviting applications for the following position, available immediately:

1 PhD scholarship
(scholarship amount: 1.468 Euro)
(ref: 2789)

for the duration of 3 years. The applicant should have a degree in Cognitive Science, Psychology, (Psycho-) Linguistics, or a related discipline (ref: 2789).

Candidates should have excellent command of English. Candidates will be affiliated with the CITEC graduate school, with a structured training program that offers support for scientific career advancement and professional orientation.

We welcome applications from severely handicapped people. We particularly welcome applications from women. Given equal suitability, qualifications and professional achievement women will be given preference, unless particular circumstances pertaining to a male applicant predominate.

Applicants should submit relevant documents (a cover letter indicating research interests, curriculum vitae including list of publications, and pdfs of two sample publications). In addition, they should arrange for two letters of recommendation to be emailed directly to Pia Knoeferle. Please be sure to specify the reference number of the position.

For more information, please contact: Dr. Pia Knoeferle (E-Mail: ).

Applications will be considered until all positions have been filled. For full consideration please submit applications by 28.02.2009.

Please send applications in PDF Format via E-Mail to:

Bielefeld University
Research Group "Language and Cognition"
Dr. Pia Knoeferle
Webseite Universität Bielefeld

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