Recruitment: Consciousness study at School of Advanced Studies (SAS), University of Tyumen, Russia
The School of Advanced Studies (SAS), University of Tyumen, Russia, is recruiting post-
docs and professors in biology, ideally specialized in neurobiology but other profiles will be
considered too. The workload will consist of teaching general undergraduate biology courses
(about 50% of time), and doing research on the neuroscience of consciousness and free will within
an interdisciplinary team (e.g. performing Libet-like experiments using EEG, fMRI etc., available
in Tyumen). If the candidates are not experts in this type of research, they will be given the means
to become experts; they also have the possibility to devote a (small) part of their research to other
personal research in biology. After one successful year, the post-docs will be invited to apply for
a permanent faculty position at the SAS.
The School of Advanced Studies of the University of Tyumen is a new institution, created
in 2017 and incentivized by the Russian Federal Government to become a centre of excellence in
interdisciplinary research and teaching (the students of SAS choose majors in biology, IT,
humanities and social sciences). The scientists we will recruit will receive western-standard
salaries and will have a unique opportunity to develop their own research in neurobiology,
neurophysiology, neuropsychology or related fields, while being offered the possibility to interact
with other disciplines, notably from humanities and social sciences. For info on the general context
of the project: https://sas.utmn.ru/en/free-will-en/. For questions, please contact Dr. Louis
Vervoort at email@example.com.
For interested parties, please submit your application via e-mail to l.vervoort [at] utmn.ru.
Include a cover letter (explaining the relevance of your application for these positions), a full CV,
and two letters of recommendation. Applications will be considered from September 1 st 2018
throughout 2018 until the positions are filled; first applications will be given first attention.