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Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology
Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
 
 
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Date Posted October 15, 2020
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Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 

School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area: Psychology

Position Description:

A Post-doctoral position is available for a collaborative ongoing project on Machine Commonsense Reasoning, focusing on the origins of human common sense and core knowledge in early development. We are looking to fill the position in the early Fall. The project involves a collaboration between Harvard, MIT, IBM, and Stanford. The position will primarily be supervised by Drs. Tomer Ullman and Elizabeth Spelke at Harvard, as well as Josh Tenenbaum at MIT.

This grant funded position will include building models of cognitive development related to intuitive physics, intuitive psychology, and theory acquisition. We are particularly interested in candidates with an expertise in computational cognitive modeling, or research cognitive development, with an interest in strengthening both.

Post-docs will have an opportunity to lead projects as well as to interact with a diverse group of experts, as well as access to computational resources, online testing, and administrative support.

The Department of Psychology sits within the Division of Social Science, which is strongly committed to creating and supporting a diverse workforce. Respect and fairness, kindness and collegiality, and trust and transparency are among the values we espouse and promote in our workplace culture. We work hard to ensure a healthy, inclusive and positive environment where everyone does their best work in support of Harvard's mission.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, Psychology, Computer Science, or a related field

    Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with computational modeling / cognitive models, preferably in areas related to common sense reasoning
  • Experience gathering and analyzing data
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

    Contact Information:

    John Muchovej
    Lab Manager
    Northwest Labs
    52 Oxford Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

    Contact Email: jmuchovej@g.harvard.edu

    Equal Opportunity Employer:

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.



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