Post-Doc Opening in Social Cognition in Human-Robot Interaction - [ Postdoc ]

Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 26/04/2019 - Expires on: 20/05/2019

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is looking for a Postdoctoral researcher to work in the Social cognition in human-robot interaction Research Line.

The candidate will work in the framework of Project InStance (funded from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme - Grant Agreement No 715058).

We are seeking a highly motivated, skilled and experienced researcher with strong background in the EEG method applied to understanding neural correlates of cognitive processes, and with interest in social cognition.

The candidates are required to have:

  • PhD degree in cognitive/social neuroscience, experimental psychology or other related fields.
  • Extensive experience with advanced EEG analyses (time-frequency analysis, functional connectivity)
  • Proficiency in statistics and statistical analysis tools (such as R, MATLAB, Python, SPSS)
  • Experience with software for programming experiments (such as OpenSesame, PsychoPy, MATLAB - PsychToolbox)
  • High interest in social cognition
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Interest in human-robot interaction and humanoid robotics
  • Ability to conduct research independently

Experience with the following would be an asset:

  • Bayesian approach in statistical analyses
  • Studies in human-robot interaction
  • Working in interdisciplinary and international teams

The successful candidate will work on EEG experiments and data analyses in studies focusing on social cognition in human-robot interaction.

Interested applicants should submit in electronic form (1) their CV outlining experience and qualifications, (2) list of publications, (3) their two best first-author papers, (4) a cover letter outlining motivation and statement of research interests and (5) two reference letters to, by May 20, 2019, quoting “Post-Doc Opening in Social Cognition in Human-Robot Interaction - CB 76731” in the subject of the e-mail.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), with its headquarters in Genova, Italy, is a non-profit institution with the primary goal of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge and strengthening Italy’s technological competitiveness. The institute offers state-of-the-art equipment and a top-level interdisciplinary research environment focused on robotics and computer vision, neuroscience, drug discovery, nanoscience and technology.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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Involved Research lines
Social cognition in human-robot interaction


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