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Post-Doctoral Position – Army Research Laboratory, Human-Agent Teaming

The United States Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is seeking applications for one postdoctoral position to support research in the development of an adaptive synthetic teammate to the Soldier. ARL is a basic and applied science and technology laboratory, which aims to understand and predict cognitive, affective, and social behaviors.

U.S. citizenship is required. The successful candidate has or will complete a doctorate in the near term, in one of the following or related disciplines: cognitive psychology, artificial intelligence, computer science, engineering psychology, electrical engineering, physics, systems engineering, statistics, mathematical modeling, or a related field. Strong computational and data analysis skills are required. Programming or research experience involving data visualization is highly preferred, but not necessary.

The post-doc position requires conducting basic research to inform theoretical and empirical principles for developing algorithms designed to interact with humans in simulated, and eventually physical environments. Potential topics of research include: (1) deep learning, reinforcement learning, human-computer/robot interaction, adaptive computation, or cognitive computing, (2) modeling cognitive processes, developing computational models of human behavior, or (3) mathematical models of physical systems. 

The postdoctoral position is located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, which sits on the Chesapeake Bay, and is about 40 miles north of Baltimore and 70 miles north of Washington, D.C. This position is a minimum of 2 years with a potential 3rd year extension that offers $80,000/year salary, plus benefits. Relocation assistance may be provided. In addition, funds are available for professional development and travel to meetings and conferences. For more information about postdoctoral positions with ARL see:

To apply for this position, please send a current copy of your CV to: 

Derrik Asher, Ph.D. 
Multilingual Computing and Analysis Branch, 
Computational and Information Sciences Directorate, 
U. S. Army Research Laboratory
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