[visionlist] Postdoctoral Fellow in Audio-Visual Psychophysics

David Alais davida at psych.usyd.edu.au
Fri Jun 19 17:17:53 PDT 2009

Postdoctoral Fellow in Audio-Visual Psychophysics

School of Psychology

Reference No. 146/0609

The University of Sydney is Australia's premier University with an  
outstanding reputation for academic and research excellence. It  
attracts more grant funding than any other Australian university. The  
School of Psychology (http://www.psych.usyd.edu.au) is Australia's  
oldest psychology department with a proud history of research  
achievement. The University is located near the centre of Sydney, a  
large and vibrant city full of diverse culture and blessed with a warm  
climate and beautiful beaches.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship working with  
Associate Professor David Alais in the School of Psychology. The  
position will involve conducting psychophysical research in the area  
of audiovisual perception, with an emphasis on temporal processing.  
More information regarding research in the Alais laboratory can be  
found by visiting:http://www.psych.usyd.edu.au/staff/davida

Essential requirements for the position are (i) a PhD in psychology,  
auditory or visual science, or a similar field, and (ii) a  
demonstrated ability to conduct psychophysical research, including  
programming, executing and writing-up experiments for publication.  
Experience in programming audiovisual experiments in the Matlab  
environment would be an advantage.

The successful applicant will work within a large and diverse  
community of visual perception researchers in the school of Psychology  
(Professor Anderson, A/Prof Clifford, Dr Holcombe, Dr Cass) and will  
work closely with the Alais laboratory's collaborators in the Auditory  
Neuroscience Laboratory (www.physiol.usyd.edu.au/research/labs/ 
auditory) and Electrical Engineering (www.ee.usyd.edu.au/research/allresearch/?group=carlab) 
  who specialise in spatial hearing and high fidelity Virtual Auditory  

The position is full-time for a fixed term of 2 years, with the  
possibility of extension for a further year subject to performance and  
funding. For any enquiries or further information, send email to David  
Alais at: davida at psych.usyd.edu.au

Remuneration package: $79k-85k (which includes a base salary $67k -  
$72k p.a., leave loading and 17% employer's contribution to  

For more information or to apply online, please visit http://usyd.nga.net.au/cp/ 
  and search by reference number 146/0609.

Closing: 8th July 2009

The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity,  
diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups  
and women are encouraged. The University reserves the right not to  
proceed with any appointment for financial or other reasons.
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