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Paid Research Internships at École Polytechnique in France

In the frame of the cooperation between UC San Diego and École Polytechnique in France, students are invited to apply for the 2021 Internship Program at École Polytechnique. 

THE PROGRAM:  This paid program is aimed at supporting collaboration between École Polytechnique and a selected group of international partners, as well as supporting scientific collaborations. With this objective, the Internship Program gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to carry out a 3 to 6-month internship in laboratories of École Polytechnique. Located in the heart of the Université Paris-Saclay research cluster, the l'X laboratories offer the chance to work on cutting-edge research topics in a highly internationalized environment.

ELIGIBILITY:The Program is open to students at the following levels:

  • Undergraduate - Bachelor's students in their 3rd or 4th year
  • Graduate - Master's students in their 1st or 2nd year and PhD students/candidates

This brief initial interest form is due by COB next Friday, January 15, 2021https://bit.ly/UCSD-Ecole-21Summer 2021 internships will proceed if the ongoing situation with COVID-19 allows for it.

Learn more here: https://programmes.polytechnique.edu/en/exchange-programs/internship-program-for-international-students/program-details 

Questions can be directed to Tamara Schaps in the Graduate Division at tschaps@ucsd.edu.

Posted: 01/12/2021

Jobs

Career Center - Graduate Peer Educator

Graduate Peer Educator Job Description:

·      Provide career services on location in specific graduate departments as determined by need

·      Advise graduate students on career and internship-related topics, such as resume/cover letter writing, internship & job search, and general career exploration questions

·      Create, design, lead/facilitate in-person and online events; recruit faculty, employer, and staff speakers; coordinate logistics and monitor event budgets

·      Participate in marketing activities to various student groups and units on campus; create marketing materials for events; develop content for graduate student newsletters

·      Participate in graduate student advisory functions for multiple committees

·      Assist students with the use and organization of resources in the Career Resource Library, Handshake, and online career resources

·      Create & distribute advising materials/handouts

·      Participate in Triton Career Fairs and other Center and Alumni related events as determined by need

·      Attend peer meetings, trainings and occasional off-campus training

·      Contribute materials to GPEP training manual

·      Obtain and assess data on graduate career development needs across campus; facilitate focus groups and report on results

·      Manage shared GradCareers email inbox & calendar

·      Serve as liaison to graduate student employees and leaders in departments and student organizations

·      In absence of a lead career advisor, assist with managing their ongoing projects

·      Complete additional career-related projects as directed 

General Qualifications:

·      Must be able to commit to working at least through Spring 2021. Being able to work through Summer 2021 / into academic year 2021-22 is highly desired.

·      Must pay UC San Diego Student Services Fees each quarter working (must have paid Spring 2021 student services fees or be a Fall 21-22 new or re-admit to work Summer 2021).

Job Location: this is currently a remote job opportunity; when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted this may convert to an in-person position.

Hours Per Week: 10 hours/week

How To Apply:
  • Submit your resume and cover letter via Handshake.
  • In the Cover Letter, please explain your interest in this role and why your skills/experience would make you a good fit for the position.

Posted On: 02/04/2021

Face Processing and Social Cognition Postdoc Opportunity

Applications are invited from highly motivated researchers for a postdoctoral position immediately available in the Computational & Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, led by Prof. Angela Yu, at University of California, San Diego.  One current project of particular interest is using machine learning, computer vision, and statistical techniques to model human face processing and representation, as well as face-based social cognition. 

More broadly, Dr. Yu’s lab applies modern machine learning and statistical tools to extract computational principles that underlie cognitive processes that enable intelligent behavior, in particular how humans and other intelligent agents perform inference, learning, decision-making, and social interactions under conditions of uncertainty and non-stationarity. Current interests include face processing, attention, active sensing, judgement and decision making, and social cognition.

Qualifications

Applicants should be committed to applying rigorous computational and mathematical tools to understand natural intelligence. Experience or interest in carrying out human behavioral experiments (either in person or on-line) and/or collaborating with neuroimaging/neurophysiology laboratories is desirable. Initial appointment is for one year, renewable for up to 2-3 years.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should send a research statement (in particular explaining why you think you would be a good fit for this position in my lab), along with a CV including publications, to Dr. Angela Yu (ajyu@ucsd.edu) with the subject “Postdoc Application” (I may miss your application otherwise). Two or more letters of references should be sent directly by the recommenders to ajyu@ucsd.edu. More information about Dr. Yu’s group can be found at https://www.cogsci.ucsd.edu/~ajyu

Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Computational Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology at the University of Hong Kong is recruiting a Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Computational Neuroscience. [Ref.: 502807]

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Computational Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology, to commence on July 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Exceptionally outstanding candidates at the Professor/Associate Professor level may be considered for appointment on tenure terms.

Qualifications

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in computational neuroscience or related fields, and a strong record of research. For appointment at Associate Professor or Professor, candidates should also demonstrate a proven track record of external grants and leadership.

The appointee should have interests in computational modelling of neuroscientific and psychological functioning in order to capitalise on current research trends in brain science. The appointee is expected to maintain an active research programme, and be responsible for teaching courses and supervising students at both graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as contributing to the administration of academic programmes.

The College & University

The Department of Psychology was founded in 1968 and was the first department of psychology in Hong Kong. The Department is represented by 20 faculty members with different areas of expertise, including clinical psychology/neuropsychology, cognitive psychology/neuroscience, educational and developmental psychology, as well as social/health psychology. Our faculty members engage in a broad range of research across the discipline, from basic human neuroscience to educational policy, as these different areas of research inform and complement each other. This unique research environment enables the integration of different disciplinary areas into cohesive and empirically sound research programmes that are translated into measurable societal impact. Further information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.psychology.hku.hk.

Application Procedure

Applicants should apply online at the University's careers site; and upload (1) an up-to-date C.V., (2) a research statement and (3) a teaching statement, and (4) state the contact information of three referees on the online application form. At least one of the referees should be able to comment on your research/teaching ability and your contribution to research/teaching in your department, while the remaining two should have knowledge of your recent academic or employment experience.

Enquiries about the post can be sent to the Chair of Selection Committee (hrpsyc@hku.hk). Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until January 15, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University

Requisition ID:  12085 Assistant Professor Psychological Sciences

Principle Duties

Purdue University’s Department of Psychological Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Cognitive Psychology to begin in the Fall of 2021. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a program of nationally recognized research and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. You can learn more about our department at our website: https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/psy/.

Qualifications

The candidate must have a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology or a related field by the position start date, a strong publication record, and a research program with a high likelihood of obtaining external funding. We seek candidates who conduct research in cognitive psychology, broadly defined, and we are particularly interested in candidates whose research is at the intersection of Cognition and Technology. The ideal person would be knowledgeable in a specific area of cognitive psychology, use advanced quantitative methods in their work, and conduct research that has practical application in some domain (e.g., health and well-being, human-technology interactions in the workplace, augmenting learning or cognitive performance with technology). The successful candidate will have substantial opportunities to collaborate with faculty within the Department, the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS), and with STEM disciplines across campus, such as Industrial Engineering, Engineering Education, Computer Science, Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, the Serious Gaming Center, and/or the Connected and Autonomous Vehicle hub in Discovery Park.

The College & University

The Department of Psychological Sciences is the largest Department in the College of HHS (http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/), the second largest college at Purdue. The Psychological Sciences faculty have strong connections with several college-wide initiatives, including the Center for Research on Brain, Behavior, and NeuroRehabilitation (CEREBBRAL), the Life Science MRI Facility, and the Purdue Acceptance and Inclusion Consortium. There is also the opportunity to interface with several university-wide initiatives, including the Purdue Autism Research Center (PARC), the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience (PIIN), and the Center on Aging and the Life Course (CALC).

Established in 1869, Purdue is Indiana’s land-grant university, a comprehensive educational and research institution and member of the American Association of Universities. The West Lafayette campus, located one hour north of Indianapolis and two hours south of downtown Chicago, has ten academic colleges with an enrollment of 44,500 students from over 133 countries. The diverse greater Lafayette/West Lafayette community (http://www.homeofpurdue.com) has a population of approximately 200,000, and a low cost of living.

Application Procedure

Applications must include (1) cover letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) up to four peer-reviewed papers, (4) a research statement, (5) a teaching statement, and (6) a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement (see below). In addition, (7) arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to cogsearch@purdue.edu.

Purdue University’s Department of Psychological Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Application review will begin January 5th, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. Questions regarding the position may be sent to Dr. Tom Redick, Chair of the Search Committee (tredick@purdue.edu).

Equal Opportunity: Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.