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 Fall (note the relatively short deadline). 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 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 in 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.
· Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, Psychology, Computer Science, or a related field
· Experience with computational modeling / cognitive models, preferably in areas related to common sense reasoning
· Experience gathering and analyzing data
· Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
To apply, please submit an application and CV to John Muchovej [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Reviews of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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