[CogSci] Postdoctoral position in machine learning and cognitive science

Tom Griffiths tomg at princeton.edu
Tue Dec 15 14:35:47 PST 2020

Dear colleagues,

Please see the ad below for a postdoctoral position, and encourage appropriate folks from your research groups or institutions to apply. I’m looking for excellent candidates who are interested in the intersection of machine learning and cognitive science broadly construed, but particularly people who want to work on problems like integrating more structure into reinforcement learning, approaches to and applications of meta-learning, or using machine learning as a tool in the analysis of large behavioral datasets (particularly decision-making). Start date is more flexible than the ad suggests.

Best wishes, 



Postdoctoral position in machine learning and cognitive science

The Computational Cognitive Science Lab and the Computer Science Department at Princeton University is seeking to hire a postdoctoral or more senior researcher at the intersection of machine learning and cognitive science. Positions are for one year anticipated to start in July 2021 with the possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding. Potential research topics include hierarchical reinforcement learning, meta-learning and lifelong learning, and use of machine learning techniques to predict human decision-making. Familiarity with machine learning, statistics, or computational models of cognition as a prerequisite, but researchers with PhDs in disciplines other than computer science are eligible to apply.  

Applicants must apply at 


and submit a CV, research statement, and contact information for three references. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.  Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Tom Griffiths
Henry R. Luce Professor of Information Technology, Consciousness and Culture
Departments of Psychology and Computer Science
Princeton University


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