Research Associate in Social Neuroscience
University College London, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
United Kingdom

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £33,686 - £40,716 per annum , inclusive of London Allowance.

Applications are invited for the position of post-doctoral research associate to model and generate human social behaviour using machine learning and virtual reality. The post-holder will be responsible for using machine learning to analyse human movement data and train computational models for controlling virtual characters, in a collaboration between computer science and psychology. The post holder will be based in Marco Gillies lab at Goldsmiths College and in Antonia Hamilton's lab at the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, and will spend time in both locations. This post is funded by a Leverhulme grant and is available for 3 years from January 2017 in the first instance.

The successful applicant must have submitted a PhD in computer science or cognitive science by the agreed start date. Knowledge of relevant computing methods such as machine learning, computational modelling of human behaviour or virtual reality is essential.  

UCL vacancy reference : 1577576      

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Antonia Hamilton ( a.hamilton@ucl.ac.uk ) or Marco Gillies ( M.Gillies@gold.ac.uk )  

Closing Date: 28 September 2016

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23.59.

Interview Date: TBC

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