[visionlist] Post-doctoral fellowship, University of Birmingham, UK

Andrew Welchman a.e.welchman at bham.ac.uk
Mon Dec 4 10:58:57 GMT 2006



Research Fellow in the Multimodal Control of Action

A Research Fellow position is available in the Behavioural Brain Sciences
centre, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham. The work focuses on
the brain’s use of multimodal sensory signals for the rhythmic control of
action. The project involves working with labs working on vision
(www.vision.bham.ac.uk) and touch (www.symon.bham.ac.uk) and will employ
psychophysical and computational methods combined with measurements of human
movement. The work focuses on studies of short-term plasticity in the use of
sensory information as well as longer-term changes in processing dynamics
due to ageing. The research will be conducted in specialised labs with
state-of-the-art equipment for measuring movement dynamics and active touch
involving the use of virtual-reality force feedback devices. There is
potential to extend the work using brain imaging methods (MRI, EEG). 

The School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham is a top-class, 5*
department that has strong groups in Behavioural Neuroscience, Cognitive
Neuroscience and Vision Science, and a state-of-the-art Imaging Centre (3T
scanner), access to a large group of screened neuropsychological patients,
EEG/ERP systems, TMS delivery systems, robot systems for haptic research,
and several systems for eye movement tracking and kinematic analysis.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology,
Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or a related field. Programming
skills (e.g. Matlab, C) and experience with behavioural, movement recording
and signal processing methods are desirable.

Informal enquiries cab be addressed to Dr Andrew Welchman
(eyesee at contacts.bham.ac.uk) or Prof Alan Wing (a.m.wing at bham.ac.uk).

Starting salary £24,161, in the range of £24,161 to £31,525 a year
(potential progression on performance once in post to £33,465 a year). The
position is available for a period of 36 months (subject to satisfactory

Closing date: 5th January 2007				
Reference: H39849

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