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LINGUIST List 22.3919

Fri Oct 07 2011

Jobs: English; Cognitive Science: PhD Student, Max Planck Institute

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        1.     Anne Missbach , English; Cognitive Science: PhD Student, Max Planck Inst for Human Cognitive & Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

Message 1: English; Cognitive Science: PhD Student, Max Planck Inst for Human Cognitive & Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
Date: 06-Oct-2011
From: Anne Missbach <missbachcbs.mpg.de>
Subject: English; Cognitive Science: PhD Student, Max Planck Inst for Human Cognitive & Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
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University or Organization: Max Planck Inst for Human Cognitive & Brain Sciences
Department: International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS)
Job Location: Leipzig, Germany
Web Address: http://imprs-neurocom.mpg.de/application/index.html
Job Rank: PhD student

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) on Neuroscience of
Communication: Function, Structure, and Plasticity is based at the Max
Planck Institute (MPI) for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, and
the University of Leipzig (Germany). The IMPRS also involves the MPI for
Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, and the Institute of Cognitive
Neuroscience at University College London, UK. The graduate programme will
start with the Summer Semester 2012 at the University of Leipzig (1 April,

The IMPRS on Neuroscience of Communication: Function, Structure, and
Plasticity offers a unique interdisciplinary graduate programme to study
the functional, structural, and plastic bases of human communication
through an integrative and interdisciplinary approach. Its overriding goal
is to train PhD students in multidisciplinary aspects involved in
communicative action. Besides behavioural work, the programme draws on
elaborate modern imaging techniques, including a 7-Tesla MRI scanner and a
306-channel MEG system.

The school invites applications for PhD scholarships.

Successful candidates will be accepted into one of the following four modules
of the school:
(1) Verbal Communication: Language
(2) Foundation of social cognition and emotions
(3) Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical
(4) Methods: Physics of neuroimaging and signal processing

More information on content, structure, and faculty of the programme can be
found at: http://imprs-neurocom.mpg.de

Requirement for successful candidates for the PhD programme is a Master's
(or qualified equivalent) degree in disciplines like computer science,
linguistics, neurobiology, neurology, physics, psychiatry, psychology, or
related fields. Candidates near to completion may also submit applications,
indicating the expected date of completion.

Further requirements for successful candidates include:
- outstanding academic performance
- excellent oral and written English language skills
- aptitude for original, independent, and creative work
- (desirable) experience conducting research, preferrably with results
published or submitted for publication

The application must be supported by a degree and school certificate,
academic transcripts, a CV, two names and email addresses of academic
referees willing to support the candidate's application, and a personal
statement explaining the candidate's motivation and reasons for pursuing a
PhD at the IMPRS. Applications should indicate the preferred research
cluster into which the candidate wishes to be accepted.

All admitted students receive financial aid in the form of a scholarship
for the duration of three years. The language of the IMPRS is English.
Visit http://www.leipzig.de for information on living in Leipzig/Germany,
in the heart of Europe. We seek to increase the number of women in those
areas where they are under-represented and therefore explicitly encourage
women to apply. We are committed to employing more individuals with
disabilities and especially encourage them to apply.

For further information and application details, go to
http://imprs-neurocom.mpg.de, or contact Anne Missbach, Co-ordinator of the
IMPRS, contact information below.

Applications are to be submitted by completing an application form by 31
January, 2012.

Application Deadline: 31-Jan-2012

Web Address for Applications: http://imprs-neurocom.mpg.de/application/index.html
Contact Information:
Anne Missbach
Email: missbachcbs.mpg.de
Phone: +49 (0) 341 9940-2261

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