[visionlist] Post-doc and PhD positions, Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK

Zoe Kourtzi z.kourtzi at bham.ac.uk
Thu Feb 18 22:06:17 GMT 2010

Post-doc and PhD positions, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK
2 Post-doc and 1 PhD positions are available to work on brain imaging and visual psychophysics. The projects use modeling and advanced computational analyses of brain imaging data to understand the neural basis of visual perception and learning.
The projects are 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 and access to screened neuropsychological patients. The School is one of the UK’s top 3 research departments and has strong groups in Behavioural Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience and Vision Science. There are strong interdisciplinary links with Computer Science, Engineering and a number of international partners through a Marie Curie Initial Training Network that brings together researchers from across Europe. This offers exciting opportunities for advanced training, collaboration with international centres of excellence, interdisciplinary exchange and industrial secondments. For more information see http://cnil.bham.ac.uk and www.optimaldecisions.org<http://www.optimaldecisions.org/>.
Candidates should have a background 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 highly desirable. Above all candidates should be enthusiastic to learn new techniques and to contribute to new experiments.
Enquiries should be addressed to Prof Zoe Kourtzi (z.kourtzi at bham.ac.uk<mailto:z.kourtzi at bham.ac.uk>) or Dr Andrew Welchman (a.e.welchman at bham.ac.uk<mailto:a.e.welchman at bham.ac.uk>).
Applications should include CV, brief statement of research interests, and the names of 3 referees

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