domingo, 11 de dezembro de 2011

Doctoral researcher position at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy

Dr. Niki Pfeifer (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU Munich) offers under the usual equal opportunity conditions one doctoral researcher position (65%, TV-L 13, up to 3 years) and one student research assistant to work in the intersection of psychology, philosophy and cognitive science. The doctoral researcher will focus on empirical work (developing the research hypotheses, designing the experiments and running the data analysis) in the field of reasoning under uncertainty, focussing on conditionals. One student assistant will support the doctoral researcher by helping with the construction of the experimental material, collection of the data and preparation of the data for analysis. Opportunities for the doctoral researcher to prepare a PhD thesis and for the student assistant to prepare a Masters' thesis within the project will be provided. Working language is English or German. The positions is vacant until filled. For an application send an email including the following items to

1. a letter of motivation
2. a curriculum vitae
3. a scan of the most recent academic degrees
4. evidence of English and mathematical skills (e.g., school/university

Selection criteria include

-) Academic excellence (publications are a plus)
-) Research ability and potential
-) Motivation
-) Knowledge of psychological experimentation and statistical data
analysis are required
-) Knowledge of logic, probability, and/or programming are a plus

Further selection criteria for the doctoral researcher

-) Proven experience in psychological experimentation and statistical data
analysis (e.g., by empirical Master's thesis)
-) Two confidential letters of reference addressing the applicant's
qualifications for doctoral
research are required. These must be sent by the referees directly to me.

Project details:


Postal address:
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät 10, Hauspost Fach 90
Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, D-80539 München

Ludwigstraße 31, D-80539 München

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