[visionlist] Post-doc position, University of Birmingham, UK

Andrew Welchman 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  
application system:

Reference: 47137
Closing date: 30th September 2009

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