Sunday, July 6, 2014

Post-doctoral positions at new Department of new Max-Planck Institute

The Max-Planck-Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt, Germany, investigates the cognitive, affective, neuronal, and sociocultural foundations of aesthetic experience.

For the newly founded Department of Neuroscience (David Poeppel, director) we are seeking

two post-doctoral research scientists

who will participate in the development and execution of neuroscientifically founded projects on aesthetics that link the Department of Neuroscience with the Department of Music and the Department of Language and Literature. 

We are looking for neuroscientists (cognitive/systems neuroscience) or psychologists with a completed Ph.D. Applicants should provide evidence of excellent training and experience in their home discipline and discuss their interest in empirical aesthetics in general as well as outline potential projects.

The Max-Planck-Institute expects strong academic credentials, the ability to perform independent creative work, joy in taking on new challenges, the ability to work in a team, high social competence, and above average ability to handle pressure. Applicants must have excellent English skills and ideally some knowledge of German.

We offer an attractive urban environment in the vicinity oft the Unicampus Westend, a very good work environment, and an interesting and varied area of research. The positions are for a 5 year term. Salary is pursuant to German Entgeltgruppe 14 TVöD Bund, with commensurate benefits.

The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The Max-Planck society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Informal inquiries can be addressed to David Poeppel ( Applications should include a cover letter (that outlines the interest and projects in empirical aesthetics), CV, academic credentials, and names of three references. The deadline for applications is August 15, 2014. Materials should be sent to:

Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik
Personalstelle, Grüneburgweg 14, 60322 Frankfurt, Germany

or online to:

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