[visionlist] POST DOC fMRI Brain Reading UTRECHT vacancy

Raymond van Ee r.vanee at phys.uu.nl
Tue Sep 12 18:37:22 GMT 2006

In addition to the previously posted Graduate Student vacancy,
we also have a job opening for a POST DOC (1 yr, with possible 
extension to 2 or more yrs)
on Brain reading of Conscious Depth Perception and Awareness
using the combination of fMRI and psychophysics;
available immediately.
Applicants MUST have
1) hands-on experience and accepted journal publications in the field of fMRI;
2) a PhD in the field of Vision Science (including Psychology, 
Physics, Biology or Neuroscience).

Programming the visual stimuli is a major part of the work so it is 
important that the applicant has experience in (and finds pleasure 
in) programming computer code (we use OpenGl, Matlab, Mathematica, 
C). And it is important that the applicant understands that real 
insight in how the brain works, is not possible without a model of 
underlying mechanisms. In addition, creativity is important. Although 
we have an inspiring team and although we share and discuss our 
findings, the applicant should be able to work independently in 
programming, creating ideas, in running subjects, and in modeling the 
data. For the imaging experiments we require that the applicant gets 
hands on experience in designing and analyzing such experiments using 
platforms such as SPM and/or BrainVoyager.

The imaging experiments could be carried out both at the F.C. Donders 
Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging and at Utrecht University. Our 
laboratory is equipped with a large field projection system, 
eye-tracking devices and state-of-the-art computers. On a daily basis 
you will be working in a group consisting of three full Profs; 2 
tenure track Profs; 2 post-docs and 10 graduate students. There are 
several international collaborations going on. Our group is part of 
the Helmholtz Institute which combines internationally acknowledged 
research groups, concepts and methods in neurophysiology, biophysics, 
psychophysics, and psychology. We offer an excellent training in all 
areas of vision science, including perception and action, material 
perception, stereo-motion interaction, and conscious vision. Utrecht 
is a beautiful, vibrant and historic city. It is very close to 
Amsterdam. Salary is competitive (depending on qualifications and 
experiences). The yearly salary is supplemented by an annual holiday 
bonus of 8% and allowance to compensate costs of private 

Raymond van Ee (PhD)
More info:
r.vanee at phys.uu.nl
and also
http://www.phys.uu.nl/~wwwfm for our Helmholtz Institute
http://www.kun.nl/fcdonders for the Imaging Center

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