Intitulé de l'offre : Postdoctorate in cognitive sciences in digital education M/F (H/F)
Référence : UMR6024-JOHCHE-005
Nombre de Postes : 1
Lieu de travail : CLERMONT FERRAND
Date de publication : vendredi 1 mars 2024
Type de contrat : CDD Scientifique
Durée du contrat : 12 mois
Date d'embauche prévue : 1 septembre 2024
Quotité de travail : Temps complet
Rémunération : From €2905 gross per month depending on experience
Niveau d'études souhaité : Niveau 8 - (Doctorat)
Expérience souhaitée : 1 à 4 années
Section(s) CN : Brain, cognition and behaviour
The mission will focus on the design and implementation of experimental protocols in the laboratory in order to better understand the influence of social comparison on learning, in particular via attentional capture. The mission will include the design of laboratory tasks coupled with eye-tracking measurements. The person recruited will also focus on developing adaptive pedagogical scenarios based on artificial intelligence, enabling the strategic use of social comparison and cognitive scaffolding techniques. Finally, the missions include scientific dissemination through publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at international and national conferences.
The person recruited will be involved in textual content analysis in relation to the monitoring of a cohort of trainee teachers as part of a test training programme for the French national education system in collaboration with the LAPSCO.
This post-doctoral contract is part of the e.P3C Transfert research project - winner of the EFRAN3 call for projects - which aims to reduce educational inequalities using digital technology and to manage heterogeneity at school. The experimental aspect of the project aims to elucidate the mechanisms underlying the benefits of Intelligent Tutorial Systems.
Within e.P3C Transfert, the person recruited will focus on investigating the socio-cognitive mechanisms underlying the use of ITS and their benefits for school learning.
This position is open to holders of a doctorate in cognitive sciences (psychology or computer science), with a strong interest in the subject of learning and having demonstrated solid skills in programming and eye tracking.
Main skills :
- Experimental programming of online tasks and machine learning (e.g., Eprime, Matlab, Java, Lab.js, PsychoPy, Python)
- Knowledge of psychology/cognitive science, with particular reference to learning processes
Secondary skills :
- Previous experience in laboratory and field methodology (interventions in schools).
- Statistics (e.g., R, Python, SPSS)
- Scientific writing
Contexte de travail
"Laboratoire de Psychologie Sociale et Cognitive" (LAPSCO-UMR UCA-CNRS 6024; https://www.lapsco.fr), located on the Carnot site of the University of Clermont Auvergne (Clermont-Fd city centre). The UMR currently has 42 permanent staff and a total of 99 people, including contract staff, doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows. Its aim is to study the behaviour and cognitive processes involved in the major mental functions (perception, attention, memory, language, temporality), from their cerebral bases to their social and cultural determinants, with major stakes in the fields of education, health and industry. At the interface of experimental psychology (social, cognitive and developmental) and integrative neuroscience, this scientific orientation has led to the laboratory being structured into three teams: 1- "Cognition-Behaviour-Context"; 2- "Social Behaviour and Collective Dynamics", and 3- "Physiological and Psychosocial Stress", and two cross-disciplinary areas ("embodied cognition"; "humanoid social robotics and cognition"), all serving a highly integrated vision of cognition and human behaviour.
The person recruited will be assigned to team 1 and will work within the LAPSCO under the supervision of Pascal Huguet, Director of the LAPSCO, and the co-direction of Johann Chevalère ('Digital Education' Chair), and in close collaboration with Marie Demolliens (PhD, Research Engineer) and Natalia Martinelli (PhD student, Pedagogical Engineer). He or she will also interact with the entire research team involved in the project and will have access to the entire UMR infrastructure. In order to provide optimum conditions for the study of cognition and human behaviour in the era of digital transition, the experiments will take place on the LAPSCO's e3C (Behaviour-Brain-Cognition in the Era of Digital Transition) experimental platform, which covers an area of 500 m2 and is unique in France for its organic link with the Clermont-Ferrand education authority and its level of scientific equipment.