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Please consider that we do not accept new applications at the moment. The text below is meant as a reference for applicants who are taking part in our current application phase and have already submitted their applications.


Each postdoctoral or doctoral position is associated with a project within SCIoI. You can find the specific projects and the individual requirements here.
SCIoI is committed to equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our research community.
Applications should include: motivation letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts of records (for both Bachelor and Master), copies of degree certificates (Bachelor, Master, doctoral if applicable), abstracts of Bachelor, Master and (if applicable) doctoral thesis, list of publications and one selected manuscript (if applicable), two names of qualified persons who are willing to provide references, and any documents candidates feel may help us assess their competence. Applicants wishing to apply for several projects need to upload separate applications for each project.

You can start the submission process at the bottom of the respective project descriptions.


Applications can be submitted until February 15, 2019.

The Admissions Committee discusses and evaluates all applications together with the respective PIs and reviews and shortlists invitees for a symposium in Berlin. Invitations will be sent out on February 26, 2019.

The symposium with invited applicants will take place from April 1 to April 5 2019 in Berlin. Invited applicants will receive reimbursement for part of or all of their travel expenses, depending on circumstances.

A few days after the symposium, we will send out notifications of acceptance.

The exact start date of your position depends on the project you applied for. The start of the structured doctoral program and curriculum is in early October 2019.

Your application letter

Your application must be written in English and contain the following information. If you want to apply for more than one position please submit one complete application per position.

Your curriculum vitae. In your CV, please describe your prior research experience (e.g. lab work, use of computer programs) and list your disciplinary background, methodological skills, and research experience as well as research interests.

A transcript of records and degree certificates for BSc, MSc and PhD if applicable.

A list of publications and one key publication if applicable.

A letter of motivation. Please address your motivation to work within the cluster Science of Intelligence and your motivation to apply for the position.

Two qualified persons (name, email address and phone number) who are willing to provide references.

Any other documents you feel may help us to assess your qualification.

The symposium

The symposium will establish a mutual acquaintance. We will introduce ourselves and you will learn who we are and what we do. All invitees will give a presentation about their scientific work. During the 5 day long symposium there will be interviews with the search committees and visits to the respective research groups. You will receive detailed instructions on how to prepare your presentation with your invitation letter.

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