[vslist] Postdoctoral position
allison at cs.yorku.ca
Mon Oct 7 19:21:01 GMT 2002
Position: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Psychophysical Analysis
of Night Vision Goggles.
Salary: $39,804 a year
Location: Ottawa, Ontario Canada
This position is classified as an NSERC Visiting Fellowship in Canadian
Government Laboratories (< http://www.nserc.ca/guide/sf/3d_e.htm > ).
The initial duration of this term position is for one year in accordance
with the NSERC guidelines for NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellows. However,
should funding remain available, it is expected that the total duration
of this appointment will be three years.
The research program will take place at the Flight Research Laboratory
at the Institute for Aerospace Research in the National Research Council
of Canada ( http://www.nrc.ca/iar/flight_main.html ). Work will also be
conducted at the Center for Vision Research in York University in Toronto.
This project will define how human perception of motion and depth is
affected by the use of Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) during helicopter
night landings and low-level night flight for both military and civilian
operations. Our objective is to enhance the usefulness and safety of
these devices. The visiting fellow will be responsible for correlating
the engineering specifications with psychophysical tests of acuity,
contrast sensitivity, motion and depth perception through the NVGs.
Improvements (or decrements) in visual perception will be related to the
characteristics of the display. We will target the visual conditions
used during helicopter landing tasks and low-level helicopter obstacle
avoidance. The primary activity of this position is to develop and
implement (in collaboration with Dr. Rob Allison and Sion Jennings) the
test procedures for evaluating motion and depth perception through NVGs.
This is a multidisplinary research effort. As such, we will accept
candidates from the following backgrounds: physics, electrical
engineering (sensors), human factors engineering, and perceptual or
For further information please contact:
Flight Research Laboratory
National Research Council of Canada
tel 613 990 3607
fax 613 952 1704
sion.jennings at nrc.ca
You must have received a doctoral degree in the natural sciences or
engineering from a recognized university within the past five years.
Your application will be accepted if you are currently enrolled in a
doctoral program at a recognized university; however, you must expect to
complete all requirements for your degree (including the thesis defence)
within six months of submitting your application. You will not be
allowed to take up your award until confirmation of completion of degree
requirements is received. You may hold only one Visiting Fellowship.
There are no restrictions on the nationality of applicants. Successful
candidates who are not Canadians or permanent residents of Canada must
satisfy Canadian immigration requirements.
Robert Allison, P.Eng.
Dept. of Computer Science/Centre for Vision Research
4700 Keele St.
phone: (416) 736-2100 x 20192
fax: (416) 736-5872
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