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Rafael Laboissiere
05-13-2002, 07:46 AM
The Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research in Munich, Germany, invites
applications for

PhD and Postdoctoral positions

in the research group "Sensorimotor Coordination".


Program description:

The recently created Sensorimotor Coordination research group at the
Max-Planck Institute for Psychological Research in Munich is seeking to
recruit a PhD student and a postdoctoral fellow. The main goal of the
Sensorimotor Coordination group is to study how the coordination of
multi-degree of freedom systems are mastered from the interplay between the
perceptual and motor systems in humans. The empirical studies will focus on
orofacial and hand/finger movements.

A series of empirical and modeling studies will be carried on at the
Sensorimotor Group, and we welcome candidates interested in one of the
following research areas: estimation of biomechanical properties of human
articulators (jaw and hand/finger coordination), neurophysiological
modeling of the jaw and the arm movement, self-other judgment in lip
reading (in collaboration with the Cognition & Action Unit at the MPIPF),
and jaw and development of jaw/lips/tongue coordination in babbling infants
(in collaboration with the research group Infant Cognition and Action at
the MPIPF).

The Sensorimotor Coordination laboratory equipment will include: an
Optotrak 3020 system, two Phantom robots 1.0, force transducers, and EMG
amplifiers.


Qualifications:

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the studies that will be undergone
in the Sensorimotor Coordination group, we will consider applications from
candidates having background in different domains: experimental psychology,
physics, neurophysiological modeling, and computer science.


Duration:

The Sensorimotor Coordination group will be funded by the Max-Planck
Society until August 2006. The postdoctoral position will be granted for an
initial period of two years, with a possibility of later extension. The
doctoral scholarship will follow the rules established by the Max-Planck
Society (at least three years of duration).

The Max Planck Institute is an equal-opportunity employer and especially
encourages women to apply. Applications from handicapped persons will be
favored when all other qualifications are equal.


Please send a statement of research interests, a CV, and references to:

Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research
Personnel Office
Amalienstr. 33
D-80799 Munich, Germany

For further information, please contact Dr. Rafael Laboissiere




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Rafael Laboissiere
Head of the Sensorimotor Coordination Group
Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research
Amalienstr. 33 - D 80799 Muenchen
Phone: +49 (89) 38602-350 Fax: -199
email: laboissiere@mpipf-muenchen.mpg.de
http://www.mpipf-muenchen.mpg.de/SC/PEOPLE/lara_e.htm

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