Research Fellow in Linking Embedding Spaces University College London, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences United Kingdom

Research Fellow in Linking Embedding Spaces

UCL Department / Division

Division of Psychology and Language Sciences


Specific unit / Sub department

Experimental Psychology


Location of position

London


Grade7


Hours Full Time


Salary
(inclusive of London allowance)£35,328-£42,701 per annum


Duties and Responsibilities


Applications are invited for the post of Research Fellow in Linking Embedding Spaces in Prof Love’s laboratory (http://bradlove.org/) in the Research Department of Experimental Psychology at UCL.

 

The post holder will develop computational models of cognitive processes, evaluate these models through simulation model selection techniques, relate cognitive models and deep learning models to brain imaging and other data sources, provide programming support, analyse data, and prepare results for publication. The candidate should have an interest (if not experience) in linking aspects of formal models with brain imaging data, as well as working with large real-world data sources, such as ImageNet, video, and consumer behaviour. The emphasis is on deriving psychologically-constrained embedding spaces.

 

This post is funded for 12 months, in the first instance.


Key Requirements


The ideal candidate will have PhD in Computer Science, Psychology, or related field with the dissertation work demonstrating computational and mathematical proficiency in line with the demands of this post. Competitive applicants will be well versed with Bayesian methods (e.g., MCMC, hierarchal modelling), machine learning basics, deep learning, scientific computing in Python, and related methods. Experience analysing brain imaging data is not required, but desirable.


Further Details


A job description and full person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

 

To apply online, please click the "Apply Now" button below.

 

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Bradley Love, b.love@ucl.ac.uk, or see bradlove.org.

 

For information about the application process, please contact Sonia Theodoric, s.theodoric@ucl.ac.uk or Molly Bennett, m.bennett@ucl.ac.uk.


UCL Taking Action for Equality


Closing Date

16 Feb 2019


Latest time for the submission of applications

23:59


Interview date

TBC


Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.


This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

 

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