Research Scientist - Cognitive Modeling


Redmond, WA

Industry: Software


Less than 5 years

Posted 397 days ago


We are looking for a cognitive scientist with expertise in computational modeling. As a Research Scientist – Cognitive Modeling at Oculus Research in Redmond WA, you would focus on integrating knowledge from focal areas of Cognitive Science including perceptual-motor control, memory, learning and decision making into a common computational framework. Our research involves both fundamental research on perception and cognition and how specific engineering choices will impact the user experience. Researchers will have opportunities to collaborate with academic institutions and publish in peer-reviewed journals. Projects take advantage of internal resources in mechanical, electrical, optical, and software engineering, allowing us to confront scientific questions which cannot be addressed with existing equipment.


Develop models to predict impact of mixed reality content on human cognitive performance in a broad range of tasks, especially as related to cognitive load and attention
Work closely with internal teams and academic institutions to integrate and update existing code bases based on ongoing scientific advances
Test models against existing data and refine as needed

Minimum Qualification

PhD in cognitive science/psychology, bioengineering, computer science, or related field 3+ years academic or industrial experience beyond PhD
Understanding of the statistical decision theoretic approaches to investigating the human cognitive system
Understanding of model selection methods
Experience in MATLAB, Python and C++
Proven track record of achieving research results
Interpersonal skills - cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
Able to obtain work authorization in the US beginning in 2017

Preferred Qualifications

Good knowledge of ACT-R
Postdoctoral assignment in cognitive science/psychology, bioengineering, or related field.