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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


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.


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

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

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