Open Positions
We are hiring! Research assistant position in Probabilistic Methods for Cognitive Models; Postdoctoral or doctoral position in Bayesian Machine Learning and Probabilistic Inference (FCAI co-supervised).

Our group is committed to principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other under-represented individuals.

Research assistant position in Probabilistic Methods for Cognitive Models (Spring-Summer 2023)

The Machine and Human Intelligence research group has an opening for a research assistant position for Spring-Summer 2023:

  • Duration: This is a 3-4 months full-time research contract, to start at some point in the Spring and extends no later than 31.08. This could be a summer job (e.g., May-Aug), or also start earlier. Part-time can be considered.
  • Topic: The topic of the research would be application and testing (and possibly even developing) of statistical and machine learning methods for model fitting developed in the group to models in cognitive science (e.g., similar to the ones covered in the Probabilistic Cognitive Modelling course). See this page (top) for some overview, and this Python package for an example. Details can change based on the candidate's interests/skills.
  • Salary: The salary depends on the candidate's study experience in terms of completed credits (typically 2,000-2,400 eur per month, as per UH standards).
  • Candidate: The candidate should be a Master's student at the University of Helsinki (or Aalto University), with ideal course of studies being Data Science, Mathematics and Statistics, or Computer Science. The candidate should have good programming skills in Python, familiarity with (Bayesian) statistics and machine learning, and ideally with probabilistic cognitive modelling and model fitting. Having taken (and performed well at) courses such as Computational Statistics and Probabilistic Cognitive Modelling would guarantee that you have most if not all the prerequisites.

Please get in touch if interested or if you have any questions. Please send your CV/transcripts as well if you want to apply. We plan to fill the position by the end of February or early March, but applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis if a suitable candidate has not been found.

Postdoc (or doctoral) position in Bayesian Machine Learning and Probabilistic Inference, FCAI-funded

The Machine and Human Intelligence research group often has potential openings for co-supervised postdoc positions or for excellent PhD candidates funded by the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI. Projects in our group relate to amortized and sample-efficient (surrogate-based) approaches in probabilistic and simulator-based inference. The candidate will join a research team of other FCAI researchers based at the University of Helsinki and Aalto University (Finland).

Please see the official call page for further information and instruction on how to apply: (if the page does not exist, it means there is no ongoing call - but usually one is likely to open within the next few months).

Please get in touch for informal enquiries.