[visionlist] Apply NOW: 3-year PhD position at the Scene Grammar Lab, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

mlvo mlvo at psych.uni-frankfurt.de
Sun Jan 28 17:08:46 -05 2018

A fully funded 3-year PhD position is available in the Scene Grammar Lab <http://www.scenegrammarlab.com/> of Melissa Vo at the Goethe University <http://www.uni-frankfurt.de/en> in Frankfurt, Germany.

The lab’s core research areas include top-down guidance in scene search, neural representation and development of scene knowledge, as well as action-perception interactions in real-world scenarios. So if you are interested in making a scene, this is the place to be! We use a variety of methods, including psychophysics, stationary, real-world and VR eye-tracking, as well as EEG. Most importantly, you would be joining an enthusiastic and fun team of great minds and personalities here in the lab. 

The position is funded by the DFG (German research Council) as part of the Collaborative Research Center „Cardinal Mechanisms of Perception: Prediction, Valuation, Categorization <http://www.allpsych.uni-giessen.de/sfb/index_en.html>” (SFB/TRR 135). The CRC aims to further our understanding of the role of prediction, valuation and categorization in perception, their functional relationships, as well as their neural underpinnings. It offers participating scientists a vibrant research community, with many opportunities for scientific exchange. Particularly PhD students will be able to benefit from the CRC’s large international network of excellent scientists and collaborative research vibe.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated PhD student with a Masters degree in a relevant field (e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, ...) and shared interests in the core research areas described above. For our project within the CRC solid programming skills and an interest in wrestling big data will be key. Experience with eye tracking and/or EEG is highly desirable, as well as proficiency in using analysis software (e.g. Matlab (EEG-lab), Python (MNE, scikit-learn), R). 

Located at the heart of Europe, Frankfurt (am Main) is one of the most international cities in Germany with a vibrant and international community of cognitive neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists, computational modelers, and vision scientists. The Goethe University Frankfurt, offers a wide variety of academic programs and numerous research facilities. In addition, Frankfurt has become a hub for cognitive science/neuroscience in Germany and is home to renowned research institutes such as the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research <http://www.brain.mpg.de/home.html>, the Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) <http://www.esi-frankfurt.de/> for Neuroscience in Cooperation with Max Planck Society, the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) <http://fias.uni-frankfurt.de/>, and the recently founded Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics <https://www.mpg.de/6971390/empirische_aesthetik>. 

Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief statement of research interests, and the names and contact details of two academic references to mlvo at psych.uni-frankfurt.de <mailto:mlvo at psych.uni-frankfurt.de> preferably before March 1st, 2018, but later applications will be considered until the position is filled. 

I look forward to hearing from you,
Melissa Võ

Prof. Dr. Melissa Le-Hoa Võ

Scene Grammar Lab
Department of Cognitive Psychology <http://www1.uni-frankfurt.de/fb/fb05/psychologie/abteilungen_und_bereiche/allgpsy1/team/index.html>
Goethe University Frankfurt
PEG, Room 5.G091
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60323 Frankfurt am Main

phone: +49 (0)69 798 35342
mail: mlvo at psych.uni-frankfurt.de
web: www.SceneGrammarLab.com <http://www.scenegrammarlab.com/>

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