Researcher in Computational Psychology (temporary employment)

Updated: 4 months ago

at the Department of Psychology . Closing date: 5 April 2022.

The Department of Psychology is a diverse and creative workplace for education and research in Psychology. Each semester, over 1000 students are enrolled in our courses that range from introductory level to advanced graduate level. The Department of Psychology is a workplace in development and has recently moved to the newly built university campus Albano.

Project description
The position will be associated with the collaborative Stockholm University – KTH Royal Institute of Technology project at Digital Futures on the foundations of machine intelligence. In particular, the focus of the project is on computational mechanisms underlying brain’s cognitive control as an inspiration for an artificial general intelligence framework of nonaxiomatic reasoning systems.

Main responsibilities
The position involves research in computational cognitive science and the researcher will build computational models and analyse simulation data.

Qualification requirements
Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research and must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills relevant to the project, to the previous research experience and to the ability to collaborate in cross-disciplinary groups. The applicant should have a doctoral degree in computational science or similar area, practical and theoretical insight into computational models and neural basis of cognitive function such as working memory and attention. Furthermore, the candidate needs to have experience from working with models related to general intelligence.

Requirements for very good knowledge of English, both orally and in writing. Proven good skills in scientific writing. A high-quality publication list is also a merit.

Terms of employment
This is a half-time position for a six-month period with the possibility of extension. Start date as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Robert Johansson, .

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, , Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, , and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position .

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 05/04/2022

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