Nine research positions – Berlin, Germany

Posted 3 months ago

The Call for Applications 2022 will be announced in detail on this page soon, and will include nine research vacancies. Successful applicants will join Science of Intelligence to perform cross-disciplinary research in artificial intelligence, machine learning, control, robotics, computer vision, behavioral biology, cognitive science, psychology, educational science, neuroscience, and philosophy.

Starting dates: Summer / Fall 2022

Duration: 3 years

Salary level: TV-L 13, 100%

All candidates should have the following skills:

  • A very good command of English (spoken and written)
  • Excellent writing skills (research papers)
  • The strong communicative skills required for interdisciplinary research,
  • A conscientious work approach, flexibility, good time management, and ability to
    work in a team.
  • A keen interest in understanding intelligence and the strong communicative skills required for interdisciplinary research

For the PhD positions, we are looking for candidates with Master’s Degrees in Psychology, Educational Research, Human Factors, Computer Science, Robotics, Machine Learning, Computational Neuroscience, or related disciplines.

For the Postdoc positions, we are looking for candidates with PhDs in Biology, Computer Science, Theoretical Physics, Theoretical or Computational Biology, Engineering, Information Science, Veterinary Medicine, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, or related disciplines.

What are the principles of intelligence, shared by all forms of intelligence, whether artificial or biological, whether robot, computer program, human, or animal? And how can we apply these principles to create intelligent technology? Answering these questions – in an ethically responsible way – is the central scientific objective of the Cluster of Excellence Science of Intelligence (

Researchers from a large number of analytic and synthetic disciplines – artificial intelligence, machine learning, control, robotics, computer vision, behavioral biology, cognitive science, psychology, educational science, neuroscience, and philosophy – join forces at this multi-disciplinary research program across universities and research institutes in Berlin.

Our approach is driven by the insight, that any method, concept, and theory must demonstrate its merits by contributing to the intelligent behavior of a synthetic artifact, such as a robot or a computer program. These artifacts represent the shared “language” across disciplines, enabling the validation, combination, transfer, and extension of research results. Thus, we expect to attain cohesion among disciplines, which currently produce their own theories and empirical findings about aspects of intelligence.

Interdisciplinary research projects have been defined which combine analytic and synthetic research and which address key aspects of individual, social, and collective intelligence. In addition, the Science of Intelligence graduate program promotes the cross-disciplinary education of young scientists at a doctoral and postdoctoral level.

All doctoral researchers associated with the cluster are expected to join the Science of Intelligence doctoral program ( The cluster welcomes applications from all disciplines that contribute to intelligence research.

To apply, please visit where details of the individual research projects are also available.

Please submit your applications by *24 November 2022 23:59 h CET* in order to receive full consideration.

More information:



Cluster Science of Intelligence (SCIoI)
Technische Universität Berlin
Marchstraße 23
10587 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 30 314-73848

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