Postdoc and RA positions available at Freiburg

The Cognitive Reasoning Group (PD Dr. Marco Ragni) at the Institute of
Computer Science, Research Group on Artificial Intelligence, Albert-
Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg invites applications for 1 Post-Doc Position (Salary level E 13 TV-L, 100%) and 1 Research Assistant (Salary level E 13 TV-L, 65%) to be filled as soon as possible for a period of 3 years. The funding is part of a DFG-funded Heisenberg-grant.

Description of Responsibilities

The positions involve participation in the research activities of the Cognitive Reasoning Group with an emphasis on the areas human deductive reasoning, cognitive modeling, psychological experiments, and knowledge representation and reasoning.

The research group is focusing on analyzing and evaluating psychological theories about deductive and inductive reasoning and developing cognitive models. The positions allow for further scientific qualifications (in Psychology, Cognitive Science or Computer Science).

Required Qualifications

Applicants are expected to have an above-average academic degree (Master, Diploma or a PhD) in one of the three areas:

  • Cognitive/Mathematical Psychology or
  • Cognitive Science or
  • Computer Science

With experience and interest on the research activities of the research group listed above, basic knowledge in at least three of the following areas: Psychological experiments, cognitive modeling, logics and reasoning, development of algorithms, practical knowledge in programming languages (e.g. Python, R), statistical analysis.

A good command of the English language is mandatory. As an employer, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg is committed to creating equal opportunities for women and men.

Applications with the usual files should be submitted by e-mail in a single PDF-file no later than March 1, 2016 or until the position is filled. Send your application or questions to PD Dr. Marco Ragni