Research Associate in Multimodal Communication

University College London - UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences - Experimental Psychology

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate in the Institute of Multimodal Communication, located within the Experimental Psychology Research Department, UCL. The project, funded by a ERC grant awarded to Gabriella Vigliocco, investigates the role of multimodal cues (such as gesture and eyegaze) in language learning and processing. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and implement multimodal computational models to be used to predict behavioural and neural responses. The appointee will also be expected to contribute to the writing of manuscripts and presenting the data at international conferences. Strong support for personal and professional development will be available. This post in funded for 2 years, in the first instance.

Applicants must hold a PhD, or have submitted their thesis, in Experimental Psychology, AI, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, or Linguistics, and have computational experience. The ability to work as part of a research team is essential, as is the ability to problem-solve in a technical setting. Programming skills are essential.

UCL vacancy reference: 1693672

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Applications should include a covering letter, CV, and the names and addresses of three referees. For information about the application process, please contact Sonia Theodoric (s.theodoric@ucl.ac.uk). Further information about the Institute for Multimodal Communication can be found here (http://www.institute-for-multimodal-communication.org/). Further information about the scientific aspects of the position can be obtained by contacting Gabriella Vigliocco (g.vigliocco@ucl.ac.uk).

Closing Date: 21 December 2017.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC.

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