[visionlist] PhD positions + Post-doc fellowship opportunity, Birmingham, UK

Andrew Welchman a.e.welchman at bham.ac.uk
Fri Mar 3 14:44:04 GMT 2006

PhD positions + Post-doc fellowship opportunity 
School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK

PhD positions:
Applications are invited for 3 year research studentships to work in the
visual perception group at the University of Birmingham. Successful
applicants will join a thriving research environment to study human visual
perception and cognitive neuroscience. Research in the group focuses on the
perception of 3D shape and material, perceptual learning, motion perception
and visual locomotion. The group has dedicated laboratories well-equipped
with specialist display technologies and haptic interfaces. PhD projects
provide the opportunity to use a combination of sophisticated behavioural
techniques, computational modelling and brain imaging methods.

The School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham is an
internationally recognised, 5* Department that has a state-of-the-art
Imaging Centre (3T scanner), access to a large group of screened
neuropsychological patients, 2 128 channel EEG/ERP systems, 2 TMS delivery
systems, robot systems for haptic research, and several systems for eye
movement tracking and kinematic analysis.

Candidates should hold (or expect to hold) a good undergraduate Honours
degree (at least 2.1 in UK system or equivalent) in a relevant discipline
(such as Bioengineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Neuroscience,
Psychology, Physics, Physiology). Candidates should be numerate and will be
expected to learn computer programming, and the use of advanced software for
behavioural and brain imaging data analysis. Candidates should be
enthusiastic to learn new techniques and to contribute new experiments. 

Positions are funded by the University of Birmingham and will start on 1st
October 2006. Positions cover fees for UK/EU nationals and provide a
maintenance grant. Applications are welcome from UK/EU nationals as well as
overseas students. Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Andrew Welchman
(a.e.welchman at bham.ac.uk). Deadline for applications is 31st March 2006.

Post-doctoral fellowship opportunity:

[!!German citizens only!!] - contact Andrew Welchman regarding the
possibility of applying for a prestigious German Fellowship (up to 4 years
duration) on any of the topics listed above.

Visual perception group faculty members:

Andrew Schofield
Andrew Welchman
Mike Harris
Zoe Kourtzi

Andrew E Welchman, PhD
School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Tel: (44) 0121 414 2863
Fax: (44) 0121 414 4897

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