[visionlist] Postdoc position available in Monica Gori’s Lab – IIT, Genoa (Italy)

Monica Gori Monica.Gori at iit.it
Fri May 4 07:01:27 -05 2018

Postdoctoral position in psychophysics and motion analysis for new technology for visually impaired children - [ Postdoc ]
Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 10/04/2018 - Expires on: 10/06/2018
A 24 months postdoctoral position focusing on the study of multisensory integration in children and adults with and without sensory and motor disabilities will be available starting from September 2018 in a fully equipped laboratory in the “U-VIP” (Unit for Visually Impaired People) Research Line mentored by Dr Monica Gori.
The selected candidate will work on the study of spatial perception and on the development of new rehabilitative devices for visually impaired children.
The goal of the project is to develop technologies to support the inclusion of adults and children with visual disabilities through:
• The development of a new set of devices to rehabilitate spatial cognition, mobility and social interaction of children and adults with visual deficits through natural audio-motor and tactile-motor associations.
• The demonstration and the validation of the technology through user, experimental and clinical studies.
Research for this position will involve:
• The evaluation of spatial, EEG, mobility and social skills in visually impaired children through psychophysical and behavioral experiments
• The design of devices, experiments, clinical testing and data analysis.
The ideal candidate should possess a Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering and a Ph.D. Degree in neuroscience field.
He/she should also have published at least one article in peer-reviewed scientific journals in the related field. Experience with psychophysical measurements, motion tracking, EEG, data analysis, assistive technologies, statistics and programming are an asset. Excellent knowledge of English and Italian is also required. Moreover, previous experience with clinical population and knowledge related to visual impairment and sensory-motor skills are desired. The candidate should have knowledge in Matlab.
Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with qualification and experience.
Interested applicants should submit CV, list of publications, names of 2 referees and a statement of research interest to jobpost.75167 at iit.it<mailto:jobpost.75167 at iit.it> quoting “Postdoctoral position in psychophysics and motion analysis for new technology for visually impaired children. CB 75167” in the subject line.
Please apply before June 10, 2018.
Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT (www.iit.it<http://www.iit.it>) - was founded with the objective of promoting Italy's technological development and further education in science and technology. In this framework, IIT’s scientific program is based on the combination of basic scientific research with the development of technical applications, a major inspirational principle. The research areas cover scientific topics of high innovative content, representing the most advanced frontiers of modern technology, with wide application possibilities in various fields ranging from medicine to industry, from computer science to robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnology.
In order to comply with Italian law (art. 23 of Privacy Law of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/03), the candidate is kindly asked to give his/her consent to allow IIT to process his/her personal data. We inform you that the information you provide will be solely used for the purpose of assessing your professional profile to meet the requirements of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. Your data will be processed by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with its headquarters in Genoa, Via Morego 30, acting as the Data Holder, using computer and paper-based means, observing the rules on the protection of personal data, including those relating to the security of data. Please also note that, pursuant to art.7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003, you may exercise your rights at any time as a party concerned by contacting the Data Manager.
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

Monica Gori
Tenure track researcher

U-VIP  Unit for Visually Impaired People
Center for Human Technologies
Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Via Enrico Melen 83, Building B
Phone  +39 0108172217
Cell. 3204550561
Lab activity:
Italian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGg0SB8rj1U
English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiSsDLUS_UQ
WeDRAW EU project: http://www.wedraw.eu/
ABBI - Audio Bracelet for Blind Interactions https://www.abbiproject.eu/
TEDx: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAz_Qx6xcRQ

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