The Life & Mind Seminar Network

TESIS: 17 Research Positions on Embodied Intersubjectivity

Posted in General by Ezequiel on April 1, 2011

Marie Curie Research International Training Network (ITN) ‘TESIS’

Post-doctoral/PhD/MD research positions

TESIS, “Towards an Embodied Science of InterSubjectivity”, is an integrated ITN programme to investigate the foundations of human sociality. It integrates the complementary expertise of 13 European research institutes, clinical centres and private enterprises from the fields of philosophy, cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology and psychiatry/psychosomatics to advance our understanding of human intersubjectivity. Its major goal is to replace the static, individualistic paradigm still dominant in social cognition research with a comprehensive framework for embodied intersubjectivity applicable in the biomedical sciences, the humanities, and society in general. Thus, it intends to show how we become human by embodied interaction with others from the moment of birth.

The network is constituted by the following institutions:

Universitaetsklinikum Heidelberg Prof. Thomas Fuchs Germany
Universidad del Pais Vasco, San Sebastián Prof. Ezequiel Di Paolo Spain
Københavns Universitet Prof. Dan Zahavi Denmark
Klinikum Rechts der Isar der Technischen Universitaet Muenchen Prof. Peter Henningsen Germany
University of Portsmouth Prof. Vasudevi Reddy
Prof. Alan Costall
Universitá degli Studi di Parma Prof. Vittorio Gallese Italy
The University of Hertfordshire Prof. Shaun Gallagher
Prof. Dan Hutto
Aarhus Universitet Prof. Andreas Roepstorff Denmark

The network also comprises five associated partners: the Institute for Advanced Biomedical Technologies, University of Chieti (Italy), the Institute of Simulation and Training, University of Central Florida (USA), the Lego Learning Institute (Denmark), the Interactie Academie (Belgium) and Springer Science + Business Media BV (Netherlands).

We are now inviting applications for 17 positions from bright, highly motivated graduates coming from neurosciences, neuropsychiatry, philosophy or psychology and interested in empirical and conceptual research in the field (12 positions for “early stage researchers”, 36 months duration, 5 positions for “experienced researchers” 21/22 months duration, for all positions prolongation possible). If you are interested in one of these positions, please send your application – preferably by email – including CV and two references (name, email, phone) before the closing date to the coordinating node:

Heribert Sattel,, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Heidelberg, University of Heidelberg, Vossstr. 2-4, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany.

Starting date for the positions is between 01.09.2011 and 30.10.2011

Look for more details in the individual announcements for each node.


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