Post-Doctoral Research Officer in Episodic Memory (Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Science) (EXPIRED)
Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, London School of Economics
|Job category||Postdoc or similar / Fixed term|
|AOS||Philosophy, cognitive science and artificial intelligence|
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
|AOC||Philosophy, cognitive science and artificial intelligence|
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
|Location||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Start date||January 2024|
Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science
Post-Doctoral Research Officer in Episodic Memory (Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Science)
Salary from £40,229 to £48,456 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £52,095 pa inclusive of London allowance
This is a fixed-term appointment for 1 year.
LSE is recruiting a Research Officer in Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence / Cognitive Science, to be based in the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Sciences (CPNSS). CPNSS is a research centre promoting research into philosophical, methodological and foundational questions concerning science.
The position is part of Dr Ali Boyle’s UKRI-Funded project, “Episodic Memory: Uniquely Human?” (EMUH). This project draws on insights from philosophy, cognitive science and artificial intelligence to address two central questions: what is the function of episodic memory, and is it uniquely human? The position is tenable for one year.
The Research Officer’s work will focus primarily on the artificial intelligence strand of the project, investigating how artificial implementations of episodic memory can contribute to our understanding of episodic memory’s function and/or distribution in the animal kingdom. The successful candidate will conduct innovative research into these questions. This will include working with the PI and external collaborators to develop episodic memory tests in the Animal-AI platform, a simulated 3D environment enabling comparisons of human, animal and AI behaviour. The ability to build agents or tests for this environment would be an advantage but is not essential.
The successful applicant will:
· have completed or be close to completing a PhD in a relevant discipline, such as Philosophy, Cognitive Science or Artificial Intelligence by the start date;
· have strong research interests in the philosophy/theoretical foundations of cognitive science and/or artificial intelligence
· have the ability to make significant, innovative contributions in this area;
· conduct research both independently and in collaboration with other members of the EMUH team, including external collaborators.
For more information about the EMUH project, please see: Episodic Memory: Uniquely Human Project (lse.ac.uk)
The successful applicant will begin in January 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.
We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.
To apply for this post, please go to http://jobs.lse.ac.uk/. If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. If you have any questions about the role, please email [email protected].
The closing date for receipt of applications is 20 October 2023 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.
|How to apply|
|Web address to apply||https://jobs.lse.ac.uk/Vacancies/W/1221/0/405223/1...|
|Hard deadline||October 20, 2023, 11:59pm BST|
|Web address for more information||https://jobs.lse.ac.uk/Vacancies/W/1221/0/405223/1...|
|Contact name||Dr Ali Boyle|
|Time created||September 25, 2023, 4:11pm UTC|
|Scheduled expiry date||October 20, 2023, 11:59pm BST|
|Expired on||October 22, 2023, 12:46am BST|
|Last updated||November 21, 2023, 3:00pm UTC|
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