Informatik, TU Wien

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 euro 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.

Possible hosting groups of the Faculty of Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology include:

This is, however, not an exhaustive list.

Contact:

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

Further Information:

Faculty of Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology

WWTF Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators CALL 2013