[visionlist] Postdoc/PhD positions in Toulouse (France): Deep learning models of the Global Workspace

Rufin VanRullen rufin.vanrullen at cnrs.fr
Thu Mar 30 09:20:38 -04 2023

Multiple postdoctoral and PhD positions are available in an ERC-funded 
project exploring deep-learning implementations of the Global Workspace 

We are seeking highly motivated and dedicated students and post-docs to 
join our group in Toulouse, France. Successful candidates will have 
formal training in AI, Computer Science or related fields (e.g. 
computational neuroscience), and a keen interest in cognitive 
neuroscience. Our ERC Advanced Grant "GLoW" aims to take inspiration 
from neuroscience and cognitive theories to build deep neural network 
models of cognition, capable of integrating or "grounding" information 
across sensory and linguistic modalities, and of displaying flexible 
cognitive behavior. We will also use advanced AI models to improve the 
decoding and understanding of brain activity. Details on the ideas that 
will be developed in the project can be found in this Opinion paper 
The project is headed by Rufin VanRullen (CNRS, Toulouse, France), with 
external advisors Ryota Kanai (Araya, Tokyo, Japan) and Murray Shanahan 
(ICL/Deepmind, London, UK).

Our lab <https://rufinv.github.io/> is part of the CerCo Institute 
<https://cerco.cnrs.fr/en> as well as the recently created Artificial 
and Natural Intelligence Toulouse Institute (ANITI) 
<https://aniti.univ-toulouse.fr/en/>. Our team has many opportunities to 
collaborate with neuroscientists, computer scientists, linguists, 
roboticists etc. We have direct access to fMRI recording facilities and 
to in-house (GPU) computing clusters as well as research-dedicated 

Typical appointments for post-docs are for 2 years (renewable for a 3rd 
or 4th year), and 3-years for PhD. The beginning post-doc salary is 
2,590 Euros/month (net), and can reach 3,200 Euros/month (net) for more 
experienced post-docs. The PhD stipend is 2,000 Euros/month (net). We 
expect to hire several candidates by the Fall of 2023, but will continue 
to recruit exceptional applicants in the foreseeable future. To apply, 
please send a CV and a letter <mailto:rufin.vanrullen at cnrs.fr> 
explaining your research interests and motivations to: rufin.vanrullen 
[at] cnrs.fr
Any questions should also be directed to the same address.

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