[vslist] Two research positions, Department of Psychology, Giessen, Germany

Julia Trommershaeuser trommer at cns.nyu.edu
Fri Jan 16 13:13:00 GMT 2004

Two research positions (Postdoctoral position and PhD student
position) in sensory-motor decision making, Department of Psychology,
Giessen, Germany

A Postdoctoral position and a PhD student position are available to
work with Julia Trommersh=E4user at the Justus-Liebig University of
Giessen, Germany. The research aims to integrate theoretical and
experimental methods to investigate visuo-motor strategies during the
planning and execution of goal-directed movements under
risk. Experiments are directed at studying the integration of visual
and non-visual information during the planning and execution of arm
movements, using state-of-the-art equipment for eye-tracking and
multi-sensory integration (Phantom). Theoretical work will comprise
approaches of cue combination, Statistical and Bayesian decision

The research will be conducted in collaboration with Prof. Karl
Gegenfurtner at the Department of Psychology at Giessen University
(http://www.allpsych.uni-giessen.de). The department has a joint
graduate program (Graduiertenkolleg) "Brain and Behavior" together
with nearby Marburg University.  Giessen is located just 40 miles to
the north of Frankfurt. Salary is according to German salary scale BAT
IIa for the PostDoc and BAT IIa/2 for the doctoral student.

Applicants should have a background in or more of the following areas:
visual perception, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, applied
mathematics, physics, engineering, computer science or similar
theoretical disciplines. Programming skills are desirable.
Starting date: June/July 2004

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Julia Trommersh=E4user
Department of Psychology
New York University
6 Washington Place, Room 877C
New York, NY 10003 USA
ph: ++1 (212) 998-7853
Fax: ++1 (212) 995-4349
e-mail: trommer at cns.nyu.edu

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