[visionlist] Postdoctoral Position in Active Vision

Michele Rucci mrucci at bu.edu
Mon May 8 09:53:42 -04 2017


A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Active Perception 
Laboratory <http://aplab.bu.edu/> at Boston University to study the 
contributions of eye movements to the establishment of spatial 
representations and the encoding of visual information. The research is 
part of an ongoing NIH-funded collaboration between Dr. Michele Rucci, 
and Dr. Jonathan Victor at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Research in the laboratory relies on the integration of a variety of 
techniques, including testing of human vision with highly controlled 
retinal stimulation, computational modeling of the visual system, and 
analysis of the retinal input signals caused by normal and abnormal 
oculomotor activity.  The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art 
tools for high-resolution recording of head and eye movements, EEG 
recordings, and for precisely manipulating the stimuli on the retinas 
during motor behavior. If interested, the applicant can also participate 
in the ongoing development of a virtual reality system for 
gaze-contingent display control and a new eye-tracking method. Examples 
of results from the laboratory include the findings that eye movements 
contribute to perceptual dynamics (Boi et al Curr Biol, 2017 
<http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822%2817%2930332-9>) 
and high-acuity vision (Rucci et al, Nature 2007 
<http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v447/n7146/abs/nature05866.html>) 
and are controlled with surprising precision (Ko et al Nat Neurosci, 
2010 <http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v13/n12/full/nn.2663.html>).  
See Rucci & Victor, Trends Neurosci 2015 
<http://www.cell.com/trends/neurosciences/abstract/S0166-2236%2815%2900017-X> 
and Rucci & Poletti, Annu Rev Vision Sci, 2015 
<http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev-vision-082114-035742> 
for recent reviews of our work. A list of our publications can be found 
here. <http://aplab.bu.edu/publications.html>

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with 
quantitative background and demonstrated interest in applying 
quantitative methods to neuroscience.  Experience working in visual 
perception is preferred, though not a requirement. Experience with 
signal processing, Matlab, and C/C++ is highly desirable.  Previous 
exposure with hardware/software real-time systems is a plus.

Please send curriculum vitae, brief statement of research interests and 
accomplishments, and names of two references to Michele Rucci and 
Jonathan Victor (mrucci at bu.edu <mailto:mrucci at bu.edu>; 
jdvicto at med.cornell.edu <mailto:jdvicto at med.cornell.edu>). We will both 
be at VSS and available to talk with interested applicants.

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