Jobs: Post-doc position on the neurology of gesture production (German Sport University, Cologne, Germany)



A post-doc position on the neurology of gesture production at the Department of Neurology, Psychosomatic Medicine, and Psychiatry (Prof. H. Lausberg) at the German Sport University, Cologne, Germany
A post-doc position is available in the interdisciplinary research project „Towards a grammar of gesture: Evolution, brain, and linguistic structures“ ( granted by the VolkswagenStiftung. The position is for one year and a renewal is possible until 2014 if additonal research grants are acquired. The successful applicant is expected to supervise a research project on gesture production in patients with right and left hemisphere damage and to analyse gestural behaviour with the NEUROGES-ELAN system. She/he has the opportunity to join research projects focussing on the neurobiological correlates of gesture production by using NearInfraRedSpectroscopy (NIRS) as well as to pursue his/her own research as long as the projects relate to the ongoing lab activities.

German fluency is neither a requirement for working at the German Sport University nor to enjoy daily life in Cologne, a vibrant city with a population of one million. The working language is English and minimal teaching in English or German is required (2 hours / week for each of the two 15-week terms / year).
Remuneration is about 25.400 € for the post-doctoral appointments, before taxes. The post-doc candidate must be within 10 years of completion of their Ph.D., or be at the final stages of completing a Ph.D.
Applicants for the position should send a CV, a statement of research interests, three representative publications, and a letter of reference to the address below or as a pdf-package via email. Preliminary inquiries are also welcome (++49/4982-4711/10 or email
Review of applications will start immediately, job talks are planned to take place in the second half of August in Cologne. The closing date for applications is August 31, 2009. Please sent applications via mail (code 0913/Sche-wMA-Reha-Ac) to Dezernat 2, Personalabteilung (Abteilung 2.2) of the German Sport University, Cologne, Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6, 50933 Köln or as pdf-packages to

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