[visionlist] Postdoctoral research associate position in visual perception (Sydney, Australia)

Juno Kim juno at psych.usyd.edu.au
Tue Jun 29 08:02:04 GMT 2010

REFERENCE NO. 1572/0610

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first University with an 
outstanding reputation for academic and research excellence. The School 
of Psychology is Australia’s oldest psychology department with a proud 
history of research achievement. For more information about the school 
please visit: sydney.edu.au/science/psychology
A position is now available for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to 
investigate human perception of surface and material properties as part 
of a scientific team based within the School of Psychology at the 
University of Sydney. Duties include (but not limited to) the design and 
implementation of studies into the perception of surface and material 
properties (e.g., lightness, colour, gloss, texture, translucency, 3D 
surface shape perception); and communicating results to the broader 
international scientific community.

You should ideally have demonstrated experience in conducting 
psychophysical research and have recently completed a PhD in vision 
science or related field of academic inquest. Applicants who will be 
awarded their PhD degree before 1 October 2010 are also encouraged to apply.

You will join a team lead by Professor Bart Anderson and have the 
opportunity to conduct research in a vibrant academic environment of 
talented vision scientists based at the University of Sydney and other 
institutions around broader Sydney.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Desired 
skills include knowledge and experience in image processing, image 
analysis and 3D graphical simulation of lighting models (i.e., 3D ray 
tracing). Ability to implement software programs in C/C++, Matlab, 
and/or Python for stimulus generation, data acquisition and data 
analysis is also desirable. Demonstrated current knowledge or ability to 
implement new statistical techniques for the analysis of psychophysical 
data is also desirable.

The position is fixed term initially for 12 months subject to the 
completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. 
Further offers may be available subject to performance, needs and 
funding. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a 
condition of employment for new appointees.
Remuneration package: level of appointment will be commensurate with 
qualifications and experience, up to $90k p.a. (which includes base 
salary at level A up to $76k p.a., leave loading and 17% employer’s 
contribution to superannuation).
All applications must be submitted online. To be considered applicants 
must respond to selection criteria in full; to do so complete your 
responses on the online application form. The full list of Selection 
Criteria can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this advert. 
Please note that resumes need to include contact details of three 
referees from a range of sources.

Enquiries can be directed to Fabrice Noël on 02 8627 1718 or 
fabrice.noel at sydney.edu.au

CLOSING DATE: 6 August 2010 (11:30pm Sydney time)

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.
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