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    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

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