[visionlist] Post-doc position, University of Birmingham, UK
a.e.welchman at bham.ac.uk
Wed Sep 16 08:19:53 PDT 2009
Post-doc position (Marie Curie Experienced Researcher)
School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK
A post-doc position is available to work on brain imaging of depth
perception. The project uses multivariate analysis methods and
behavioural paradigms to study the link between fMRI responses and the
perception of 3D structure. The appointed researcher will work as part
of a Marie Curie Initial Training Network that brings together leading
researchers in industry and academia from across Europe (France,
Germany, Greece, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, UK). This offers
exciting opportunities for advanced training, collaboration with
international centres of excellence, travel, interdisciplinary
exchange and industrial secondments. More information about the
network can be found at www.optimaldecisions.org
The successful candidate will be based in the School of Psychology at
the University of Birmingham that has a state-of-the-art Imaging
Centre (3T MRI scanner), EEG systems, TMS systems nad access to
screened neuropsychological patients. The School is a leading research
department (ranked 3rd in UK, RAE 2008) and has strong groups in
Behavioural Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience and Vision Science.
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience,
Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or a related field. Programming
skills (e.g. Matlab, C) and experience with psychophysics, brain
imaging and signal processing methods are desirable. Above all
candidates should be enthusiastic to learn new techniques and to
contribute to new experiments.
The generous salary is set on the EC's Experienced Researcher scale.
To be eligible under the funding rules a candidate must: i) have no
more than 5 years research experience since obtaining their Masters
degree and ii) have not lived in the UK for more than 12 months
immediately prior to the appointment.
Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Andrew Welchman.
Formal applications should use the University of Birmingham's online
Closing date: 30th September 2009
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