|Towards an Embodied Science of InterSubjectivity (TESIS)|
The TESIS node Heidelberg is the coordinating node of the TESIS network and is represented by the Department of Psychiatry, Section Phenomenology and Psychopathology, Prof. Thomas Fuchs, email@example.com. We have two positions available (for philosopher, psychologists or psychiatrists): one for a (pre-doctoral) "early stage" researcher (36 months duration) and a postdoctoral position for a researcher with 3 to at most 5 years (PhD, including the period of doctoral studies) or 4 to at most 5 years (no PhD) of full time research experience (22 months duration, both positions with possible prolongation).
The early stage researcher will carry out an empirical study on self experience, intersubjectivity and psychopathology in autism and schizophrenia, based on a phenome-nological approach. The study will investigate the effects of movement group therapy on bodily self-experience, interpersonal attunement, coordination and social well-being in both patient groups.
The experienced researcher will work on a conceptual comparison of disturbances of the embodied self in autism and schizophrenia. The basic sense of self is intrinsically bound up with the sense of being-with-others and of living with them in a common world. In schizophrenia and autism this embodied involvement in the world seems to be disturbed, resulting in a fundamental alienation of self and intersubjectivity. The project aims to analyze different mechanism of basic self-disturbances and disturbances of social cognition in both patient groups.
The employed fellows will participate actively in an initial training network with expertise in the investigation of intersubjectivity and embodiment. This international network is funded by the European Commission FP7 and provides ideal research and training opportunities during a three year training programme consisting of high impact workshops, summer schools and conferences. We offer rich opportunities to gather manifold conceptual and clinical experiences with patients with schizophrenia or autism in an active, multifaceted interdisciplinary team.
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 responsible coordinator: Heribert Sattel, firstname.lastname@example.org, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Heidelberg, University of Heidelberg, Vossstr. 2-4, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany.
Starting date for the "early stage" position is between 01.09.11 and 30.10.11. For the "experienced" position submissions will be accepted until the position is filled.
Note: It is preferable but not necessary that candidates have a good command of German. To encourage mobility, successful candidates may have spent at most 12 out of the last 36 months in the host country before appointment. Qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.
Closing date: May 31, 2011