Tenure Eligible Investigator in Cognitive psychology, learning, modeling

Oct 06, 2017
Nov 19, 2017
Arts & Humanities
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Full Time
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The University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC) is recruiting a tenure eligible investigator in the field of Cognitive psychology, learning, modeling, specifically in the LEAD laboratory (http://leadserv.u-bourgogne.fr) located in Dijon (France). This position is supported by the French “Investissements d’Avenir” program, project ISITE-BFC.

We encourage applications of outstanding scientists investigating this field of research owning a PhD degree, featuring at least three years of postdoctoral experience; a substantive record of publications and the potential to develop an independent research program.

The successful applicant will be provided a 450 k€ grant (including her/his salary and research budget) for a period of three years. The salary will be negotiated on the basis of education and experience. It integrates a benefit package including retirement, health insurance, annual and sick leave.

UBFC ( www.ubfc.fr) is a research university federating six organizations. The tenure eligible position will be provided by Université de Bourgogne, member of the UBFC federation, during the tenure probation period. During the same period, the successful candidate will be committed to apply for an European Research Council (ERC) grant.
UBFC and Université de Bourgogne are equal opportunity employers.
Job description:

About the hosting research team

LEAD (Laboratory of research on learning and development; http://leadserv.u-bourgogne.fr/en/) is a cognitive psychology laboratory, whose research activity focuses on changes in information processing mechanisms during development and subsequent to implicit, didactic, or professional learning. In contrast to the dominant models of cognition, the theoretical approach of the laboratory is to attempt to develop parsimonious cognitive models. The laboratory fundamental research agenda is complemented by research that is directly applicable to the health sciences and, to a lesser extent, to education and industry. Interdisciplinary research has an ever-growing place at LEAD.
Targeted profile

We look for candidates owning a PhD in cognitive psychology. These candidates are required to have conducted research that fits with thematic areas of research of LEAD, while providing new skills into the laboratory. The research work of the candidates should have links to issues such as learning, cognitive stimulation, or rehabilitation. Candidates’ research work can notably focus on implicit learning, attention, automatisms, and can have connections to modeling. Candidates should be able to carry out researches in synergy with other members of the laboratory, and will have to supervise and mentor research projects of Master and PhD students.
Instructions to apply:

Please follow this link International Junior Fellowship to download the application form to be filled and returned by email to isite@ubfc.fr , before December 8th 2017.