Postdoctoral Researcher, Cognitive Systems [MIT Physics Dept]


The MIT Physics Department invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to work with Professor Max Tegmark on the physics of cognitive systems, in close collaboration with Prof. Tomaso Poggio, Prof. Edward Boyden and others associated with the Center for Brains, Minds & Machines. Research interests at the interface of theoretical physics, computational neuroscience and artificial intelligence are a strong plus. Candidates interested in exploring ways to test theories with the state-of-the-art data we are measuring here are particularly welcome.

Applicants should upload a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a brief description of research interests and goals at and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to this site by December 1, 2015. A Ph.D. in physics or physics-related discipline, such as AI or computational neuroscience, is required by the start of employment. Any inquiries should be sent to

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Applications are being accepted online at URL:
Application Deadline: December 1, 2015

Application Materials Required:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Publication List
  • Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers via the application portal.)

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