Grade 7: £28,837 – £36,661 p.a.
The Oxford Babylab in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford under the direction of Professor Kim Plunkett is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral research associate position.  
The research uses experimental and computational approaches to investigate the role of language in infant category learning and the successful candidate will contribute to the computational component of this research.  This programme of research is conducted in collaboration with Professor Vladimir Sloutsky of The Ohio State University. Hence, the postholder will have the opportunity to collaborate with multiple faculty members.  The successful candidate will be expected to be an active part of a large lab that has general research interests in the development of language and cognition.  The position is for two years with a possibility of reappointment for a third year.
A successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in psychology, cognitive science, or related field.  A strong research record and previous experience in working with computer modelling of cognitive processes is essential.  Special consideration will be given to candidates who have experience with neural network models, such as competitive learning or self-organizing maps. Although there is no requirement for knowledge of a specific programming language, familiarity with language such as C, C++, MatLab or Python is essential.
Informal inquires may be sent to Kim Plunkett (  
Start date: 1st September 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Closing date for applications is midday on 25th July.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a research statement, current CV, and representative publications as part of your online application.

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