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Research Fellow, Kempner Institute, Harvard University

Kempner Institute for the Study of Natural and Artificial Intelligence at Harvard University
Boston, Massachusetts
$100,000 per year
Closing date
Oct 29, 2023

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The Kempner Institute for the Study of Natural and Artificial Intelligence at Harvard University seeks applicants for Kempner Institute Research Fellows who will begin their appointments in September 2024.

The Kempner Institute is a community of scholars, who work across boundaries and fields to advance our understanding of intelligence, broadly speaking. Kempner Institute Research Fellows will join a dynamic community to learn, collaborate, and discover. They will seek to fundamentally and radically advance our understanding of Natural and Artificial Intelligence.

We seek candidates with demonstrated ability and creativity who study one or more of the following areas:

  • Foundations of intelligence, including mathematical and computational models of intelligence, cognitive theories of intelligence, and the neurobiological basis of intelligence.


    Applications of artificial intelligence, including natural language processing, visual scene processing and analysis, and to the mechanistic analysis of high dimensional neural and behavioral data. The study of these applications can either be from an engineering standpoint (e.g., development of new methodologies or advancing the state of the art) as well as from a scientific one (e.g., achieving a better understanding of deep learning).

The Fellowship is intended for early-stage scientists and will provide them with opportunities for intellectual growth in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment. The Kempner encourages scholars to work between fields and laboratories, with support from preeminent experts at the Institute and at Harvard, more generally. Furthermore, fellows will have access to world-class computational facilities.

Fellows will be appointed for a term of up to 3 years. They will receive salary and research support, office space, compute resources and engineering support. They will benefit from a wide and deeply engaged community of scientists, as well as access to the breadth of resources and facilities available to members of Harvard University.

Fellows must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than September 1, 2021, and no later than September 1, 2024.

Applications will be accepted until October 9, 2023. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after October 9 if positions remain available.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information about the Kempner Institute Research Fellows program, please visit our website at

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