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

Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 30/07/2019 - Expires on: 05/01/2020

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), is looking for a postdoctoral scientist to work in the “Social cognition in human-robot interaction” Research Line.

We are seeking highly motivated, skilled and experienced scientists with background in cognitive or social neuroscience and focus on social cognition in basic and applied research.

The candidates are required to have:

  • PhD degree either in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science, social neuroscience, experimental psychology, clinical psychology or other related fields
  • Extensive experience with methods of experimental psychology and/or cognitive neuroscience and empirical research
  • Experience with designing experiments for basic and applied psychology research, preferably experience with clinical applications
  • 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 working in interdisciplinary and international teams

Experience with the following would be highly valued:

  • Qualification as Professional Psychologist
  • Being enrolled on the Ordine degli Psicologi (register of psychologists)

The successful candidate will work on conducting empirical studies in the domain of social cognition in human-robot interaction with methods of cognitive and social neuroscience, with potential application to clinical domains.

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) names and contacts of 2 referees to, by January 5th, 2020, stating "Post-Doc Opening in Social Cognition in Human-Robot Interaction - BC: 75192" in the subject of the e-mail.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with its headquarters in Genoa, Italy, is a non-profit institution with the primary goal of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge and strengthening Italy's technological competitiveness. IIT's research endeavour focuses on high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with possible application from medicine to industry, computer science, robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnologies.

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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