[FOM] Call for Expression of Interest - WWTF Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators

Thomas Krennwallner tkren at kr.tuwien.ac.at
Thu Jun 6 15:44:05 EDT 2013

[Apologies for cross-posting]

WWTF Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators
Call 2013 - Cognitive Sciences

Call for Expressions of Interest

The Faculty of Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology is
looking for outstanding young researchers from abroad to set up and
manage an independent research group as part of the Vienna Science and
Technology Fund's (WWTF) VRGYI Call 2013 - Cognitive Sciences.

Applications are sought from researchers who have recently completed
their PhD (2-8 years ago) with an excellent research track
record. Selected candidates will, together with an experienced
researcher of the Faculty of Informatics as a proponent, prepare a
proposal to be submitted to the WWTF VRSYI Call 2013 - Cognitive
Sciences. This call focuses on cognitive processes in humans, animals
and/or machines.

Should this proposal be successful, the proposed project will be
funded to the amount of 1.5 million EUR by the Vienna Science and
Technology Fund (WWTF) for a period of 6 - 8 years. The Vienna
University of Technology will also contribute to the funding of the
project. During this time the successful candidate(s) will set up and
manage his or her own research group as a group leader. He or she will
receive a tenure-track position, which will be later transformed into
a tenured position subject to a positive overall assessment, including
- amongst other things - an interim evaluation of the project.

Application procedure:

Applications should be sent to the responsible contact person
(proponent) of the respective host lab, institute or group. The
application should consist of

 -   CV (including a list of publications)
 -   a brief outline of the intended research project

*** Deadline: June 15, 2013 ***

Unconventional research careers will also be taken into
consideration. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply.

Among the possible hosting groups of the Faculty of Informatics at the
Vienna University of Technology is the Knowledge Based Systems Group
(Institute of Information Systems), which has research expertise in
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Computational Logic and
Complexity, Declarative Problem Solving, Intelligent Agents, and
Mobile Robots. Intended research projects need to be a synergetic fit
with these topics and research competence of the group.

For more information, see 



Prof. Gerald Steinhardt
Dean of the Faculty of Informatics,
Vienna University of Technology
dekan at informatik.tuwien.ac.at
phone: +43-1-58801-18001

Prof. Thomas Eiter 
Head of the Institute of Information Systems, 
Vienna University of Technology
thomas.eiter at tuwien.ac.at
phone: +43-1-58801-18460

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