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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD student or postdoctoral position in induction of logical propositions, Heidelberg, GERMANY

We are looking for a research associate working in social psychology (chair Prof. Dr. Klaus Fiedler)
at the department of psychology at Heidelberg University (TVL 13, 50 % part time). The vacant 
position can be used to work on a PhD thesis (PhD student position) or as a Postdoc for some time 
(project position).

/Main focus of contents:/The main focus is on /induction of logical propositions in causal and 
non-causal contexts/. Dr. Dr. Momme von Sydow conducts research in the DFG (German research 
association) project "New Models of Rationality" (DFG project: "Bayes Logic and Bayes Nets"). 
Your work should support research in this area. The thesis can be directly related to the above 
mentioned topic or deal with related topics linked to cognitive or social psychology, especially: 
Reasoning, causality, induction, logic, non-standard logic, mathematical models of rationality, 
heuristics, biases & heuristics, ecological rationality, decision making theory, behavioral 
economics and altruism.

/Your profile: /You should have a university degree (Diplom/MA/MSc) in either psychology 
(especially cognitive/social psychology), philosophy, cognitive science, or computer science and 
you should be interested in one of the above mentioned fields. International applicants are welcome
to send their applications. Previous experience, methodological knowledge (conducting experiments,
modeling, programming) and own publications are appreciated.

Your goal should be an academic career. Willingness to contribute to international publications as 
well as funding activities is expected. The position is presumably limited to 2 or 2 1/2 years. We 
offer an interesting and stimulating working environment, a beautiful and centrally located 
department, a nice group of colleagues and relatively flexible working hours.

Please send in your application with the usual documents (letter of motivation and CV) until 
29.02.2012. Applications after this date are possible as long as the position is still vacant 
(please ask in advance). 
Your application should be posted electronically (topic: "[Application]") to

For further questions please contact:

Dr. Dr. Momme v. Sydow, Universitt Heidelberg, Psychologisches Institut, Abteilung 
Sozialpsychologie, Hauptstr. 47-51, F 115, D-69117 Heidelberg, Tel.: 
FAX (Abt.): ++49 (0) 6221 547745,