Postdoctoral researcher, various interdisciplinary projects

(salary grade E13 TV-L, under the reserve that funds are granted, starting at the earliest possible / for 2 years / closing date for applications 30.11.2020, Ref. SCIoI-689-20)

Are you looking for an unusual Post Doc-position for robotics?

We, Cluster of Excellence “Science of Intelligence (SCIoI)” are a highly interdisciplinary, Berlin-based research center that investigates intelligence, both biological and artificial in an ethically responsible way. The center is home to researchers from many disciplines, including psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral biology – but also researchers from robotics, vision, ML, and AI.

The person occupying the advertised position will be involved in several research projects at the intersection of these disciplines. Involvement can range from leading important parts of a project to consulting on certain aspects of technology.In all cases, however, the involvement should lead to a co-authorship in resulting applications.The position is designed for ambitious early-career researchers interested in an interdisciplinary academic career by enabling the following:
– learning about different fields of intelligence research
– acquiring a broad range of scientific skills
– gaining experience in designing interdisciplinary research
– building a prolific publication profile
– gaining visibility through participation in an internationally connected research center

Think of your future and develop a unique academic profile!
Do not pass by the chance to work with researchers from many disciplines!
Be involved in several projects in parallel!

Working field

Participation in interdisciplinary research projects on intelligence research in the context of the Cluster of Excellence“Science of Intelligence”

Support of such research projects through the development of software tool/libraries, experimental designs/apparatus,or conduction of experiments with humans, mice, or fish
Research collaboration with scientists from disciplines like psychology, neuroscience, behavioral biology, educational science, and philosophy


Applicants should hold a PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field
They should have proven skills/background in following topics:
– Robotics, computer vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence, control, or similar fields
– Software engineering
– Project management
– Electronic circuit design (optional)
– High level of personal initiative in conducting research projects in an interdisciplinary environment
– Very good English language skills; German language proficiency is an advantage but not required
– Willingness to participate in several research projects at a time to a degree that warrants co-authorship of research publications.

Application procedure

Candidates should upload their application preferably via the portal in order to receive full consideration. For any questions please contact Prof. Dr. Oliver Brock ( and +49 30314 73110).
Applications should include: motivation letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts of records (for both BSc and MSc), copies of degree certificates (BSc, MSc, PhD), abstracts of Bachelor-, Master- and PhD-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. By submitting your application via email you consent to having your data electronically processed and saved.

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To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.
Technische Universität Berlin – Der Präsident – Cluster SCIoI, Sekr. SCIoI, Marchstr. 23, 10587 Berlin.

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