The Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS) at LSE Philosophy is looking to appoint a post-doctoral Research Officer on the European Research Council Advanced Grant Project “Genetically Evolving Models in Science” (‘GEMS’) working with Principal Investigator Professor Fernand Gobet.

The aim of this project is to build software that (semi-) automatically generates computational models in psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Please see a brief summary of the project on postholder will use the software developed in GEMS to generate models of experimental data in the field of categorization and relate them to current models and theories. The postholder will have a PhD in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or cognitive science or a similar field, or will be working towards completion of a PhD in one of these fields. They will have a strong background in cognitive psychology or cognitive neuroscience and excellent skills in experimental methodology, statistics, and/or formal modelling, and will have good knowledge of the categorization literature. An interest in philosophy of science and/or in the development of computer models in psychology is essential.

This is a fixed term full-time appointment until 31 October 2024.

Application Deadline: 12 September 2023 (23.59 UK time).

Please apply via the application portal.