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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD student or postdoctoral researcher in cognitive/computer science, GERMANY
Contact: Prof. Jan de Ruiter,

University of Bielefeld

The Collaborative Research Centre 673 "Alignment in Communication", project A3 "Dialogue and 
Group Dynamics", offers the following position, starting as soon as possible.

A PhD-Student or Postdoctoral Researcher (TV-L E 13)

for the period from appointment until 30th June 2014.

Applicants should have a Master‘s or PhD degree in one of the cognitive sciences or computing 
sciences, with a focus on agent-based simulation techniques. Additional background knowledge in
psycholinguistics or computational linguistics would be of advantage. The purpose of the research
project is to investigate theories about the evolution of language and communication. Applicants
should be fluent in German or English.

Please send your application, preferably per email (letter, CV, relevant
publications) and before 30th April 2011 to Prof. Jan de Ruiter (

Further information on the CRC 673 can be found at:

We welcome applications from severely handicapped people. We particularly welcome applications 
from women. Given equal suitability, qualifications and professional achievement, women will be 
given preference, unless particular circumstances pertaining to a male applicant predominate. 
Part-time employment is possible.

Universitt Bielefeld
SFB 673
Universittsstrae 25
33615 Bielefeld