The recruited candidate will integrate an interdisciplinary team, and interact with local and international networks of collaborators. At the MMEF, we combine computational models of psychological processes with Virtual Reality (VR) and robotics, for the advance of psychological and behavioral science. We are interested in simulating social interactions among artificial agents, and between artificial agents and human participants immersed in VR experiments. We aim at studying, predicting and testing mechanistic hypotheses about the role of cognitive and affective processes in the generation of adaptive and maladaptive behaviors.
The recruited candidate will contribute to develop, implement and validate a computational model, the Projective Consciousness Model (PCM) (see Rudrauf et al., 2017), and apply it to artificial agents embodied in virtual humans for VR experiments, as part of a team effort and a project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The work will be based on initial implementations from the MMEF Lab team, which includes software engineers and VR specialists, in addition to psychologists. The project will open a range of applications for basic psychological science and clinical research.
• Contract-based employment
• Start: as soon as possible
Candidates should send electronically an application with complete CV, academic grade records, and links to relevant prior publications or work, via email. Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.