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Postdoctoral Associate, Integrative Modeling of Language and Locomotion
  • Job Number: 23800
  • Functional Area: Research - Scientific
  • Department: Brain & Cognitive Sciences
  • School Area: Science
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes
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Job Description

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, INTEGRATIVE MODELING OF LANGUAGE AND LOCOMOTIONBrain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), to join an interdisciplinary project at the intersection of language, cognition, and motor control that aims to understand the cognitive constraints and computational principles that shape the ways in which humans use language to represent motor actions. The postdoctoral associate will be appointed at MIT and jointly mentored by Noga ZaslavskyNidhi Seethapathi, and Roger Levy, offering the opportunity to deepen the collaboration among the labs of the three principal investigators (PIs).  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  Ph.D. in computer science, cognitive science, linguistics, or related field by the start date.  PREFERRED:  expertise in the areas of computational cognitive science, machine learning, language science, and/or motor control; and a background and/or interest in deep reinforcement learning, information theory, web-based experiments, and semantic typology.  Job #23800

Questions or inquiries about the position may be directed to Roger Levy at

The target start date is summer or fall 2024, with potential flexibility.

The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal.

In addition to applying via the MIT website with a CV and cover letter, applicants are asked to submit their material to