[visionlist] Open PhD Positions
michael.herzog at epfl.ch
Thu Sep 28 10:24:21 GMT 2006
PhD positions within the graduate school "Processes of Human Perception"
Within the recently established graduate school (Pro*Doc) "Processes of
Human Perception", from October 1st, 2006, a total of nine PhD positions
in five experimental psychology projects are available at the Swiss
Universities of Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne, Zurich and the Swiss Federal
Institute of Technology (SFIT) Lausanne.
The graduate school is funded by the Swiss National Research Council
within the framework of the Pro*Doc program, a specific feature of which
is that the members of the graduate school convene regularly for
discussions with experts internationally leading the research in their
The specific research projects investigate the following topics:
"Top-down and bottom-up processes in perceptual learning" (Michael
Herzog, SFIT Lausanne); "Selection of perceptual dimensions for
oculomotor control" (Dirk Kerzel, University of Geneva); "Theoretical
and empirical integration of process- and parameter-based accounts of
visual perception" (Joseph Krummenacher, University of Fribourg);
"Perception of faces, bodies, and objects and their format of
representation" (Fred Mast, University of Lausanne); "Developmental
Psychophysics" (Friedrich Wilkening, University of Zurich).
Candidates interested in one of the PhD positions should be highly
motivated, have a degree in psychology or a related discipline and
excellent methodological skills (experience in the use of statistics
packages SPSS or MatLab). They are expected to have acquired advanced
knowledge of and experience in experimental work. Assignments will be 36
months for all PhD positions.
For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Joseph
Krummenacher (spokesman of the graduate school) at
joseph.krummenacher at unifr.ch or the scientist responsible for the project.
Prof. Michael Herzog, Laboratory of Psychophysics, Brain Mind Institute,
SFIT Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Tel: +41-21-6939646, Email:
michael.herzog at epfl.ch.
Prof. Dirk Kerzel, Cognitive Psychology, Faculté de Psychologie et des
Science de l'Education, University of Geneva, 40 bd. du Pont d'Arve,
1205 Geneva, +41-22-3799132, dirk.kerzel at pse.unige.ch.
Prof. Joseph Krummenacher, Department Psychologie, Cognitive Psychology,
Université de Fribourg, Rue de Faucigny 2, 1701 Fribourg, +41-26-300
7490, joseph.krummenacher at unifr.ch.
Prof. Fred Mast, Psychologie, Université de Lausanne, Bâtiment
Anthropole, 1015 Lausanne, +41-21-692 32 51, fred.mast at unil.ch.
Prof. Friedrich Wilkening, Allgemeine und Entwicklungspsychologie,
Psychologisches Institut, Universität Zürich, Binzmühlestrasse 14/21,
8050 Zürich, +41-44-635 74 80, f.wilkening at psychologie.unizh.ch.
Please direct your complete CV together with at least two references, a
statement motivating your application as well as your current ideas
about your career to the scientist responsible for the project you are
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