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Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Computational Cognitive Science

Princeton University
New Jersey, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Apr 1, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
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The Department of Computer Science invites applications for a postdoctoral or more senior research position in Computational Cognitive Science, under the direction of Tom Griffiths. Ph.D. is required. Applicants should have a background in cognitive science or a related discipline such as computer science or psychology, with a research agenda focused on using mathematical, computational, and behavioral methods to understand the nature of human intelligence. Topics of particular interest are applying machine learning to understanding human decision-making, computational approaches to bounded rationality, representation learning for reinforcement learning, and distributed computation as a model for collaboration and cultural evolution. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant's previous accomplishments and their fit with ongoing research projects in the lab. Apply at and submit a current curriculum vitae and a description of research interests and possible future directions in the lab (not to exceed one page). Contact information for three referees, who will be asked to comment specifically on your qualifications for the proposed research project. Referees will be contacted directly by email. Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2022.

This is a one-year term appointment with possibility of renewal. Anticipated start date is September 1, 2022. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Requisition # D-22-COS-00008

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