Nov 08, 2019

Postdoctoral fellow - Human-artificial intelligence interaction and adaptive systems

  • Université Laval
  • Quebec, QC, Canada
Postdoc Cognitive Cognitive Neuroscience Human Computer Interaction Human Factors Postdoctoral

Job Description

A postdoctoral position is available at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada, under the supervision of Dr. Sébastien Tremblay, full professor at the School of Psychology. Sebastien Tremblay is the director of the Co-DOT lab (, a research laboratory specialized in applied cognitive psychology and human performance.

This is a full-time position for 2 years (extensible) related to the human-technologies interaction. Recent advances in computer engineering, machine learning and artificial intelligence lead toward a world within which humans and automatic systems are required to coexist, cooperate and share a common environment or via augmented and virtual reality. As part of this research project, the selected candidate will work at developing mixed initiative systems in which both human and machine share tasks and decisions depending on their state and that of the environment. For instance, the candidate will be asked to build a model predicting the cognitive and affective state of the user from behavioral and physiological measures. This project will be carried out in a multidisciplinary context, comprising experts from several domains such as human factors, robotics, machine learning, virtual and augmented reality, and automatic computerized systems.

The preferred candidate will have the following qualifications: 

  • PhD in cognitive psychology or cognitive sciences;
  • Superior skills with writing journal manuscripts;
  • Ability to supervise and coordinate undergraduate research projects and graduate students;
  • Be able to effectively balance multiple tasks and projects;
  • Detail-oriented, motivated, efficient, and able to work independently and in a team environment;
  • Excellent communication and organization skills (knowledge of French is an asset);
  • Experience with conducting multidisciplinary projects in collaboration with industrial partners is an asset;
  • Experience with analyzing psychophysiological data is an asset (e.g., ocular, cardiac, respiratory, electrodermal activity);
  • Experience with writing grant applications is an asset.

Interested applicants may forward a cover letter, their curriculum vitae and the names of two referees by email to: 

Dr. Sébastien Tremblay
École de psychologie
Faculté des sciences sociales
2325, rue des Bibliothèques


Salary will be between CA$48,000 – CA$56,000 per year plus travel budget for attending conferences.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.


Université Laval


École de psychologie

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