[visionlist] PhD on "High Resolution fMRI of Early Visual Cortex" in Wollongong, Australia
mark.schira at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 00:37:25 -05 2018
Fully funded PhD position at University of Wollongong, Australia
A fully funded PhD position is available on High Resolution fMRI of Early
Visual Cortex, in Wollongong, Australia, in the lab of Dr. Mark Schira at
the University of Wollongong. (
The research topic will focus around advanced fMRI on early visual cortex,
spanning from retinotopic organization, foveal vision, high-resolution
fMRI, laminar BOLD analysis, contour perception, modeling of visual cortex
organization and image correction techniques.
Expression of Interest
Email a single pdf to mschira at uow.edu.au, containing the following: A short
1-2-page synopsis/cover letter of your research experience and interests
and how this could lead to potential PhD topic, your CV, full academic
records, two addresses for a reference and a sample publication or research
report. Applications will be considered until a suitable candidate is
found. Start date is negotiable.
I will also be at OHBM in Singapore from 17th to 21st of June and
interested students are welcome to contact me.
The scholarship is open equally to domestic and international applicants.
Applicants should possess a Bachelor of Honours or a Masters degree in
psychology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, biophysics, computer
science or related disciplines. The successful applicant should demonstrate
excellent research capability, and strong analytical and communication
1. An Honours degree or equivalent (i.e. a 4-year Bachelor degree with
high GPA), or a Masters degree.
2. Good oral and written communication skills (English).
3. Programming skills (MATLAB, C or C++ or similar)
4. Research experience with either fMRI or vision science.
This is a 3.5-year scholarship; it includes a standard living stipend of
$25,849 per year and a tuition award.
The lovely campus of the University of Wollongong is situated between the
mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Wollongong combines easy access to Sydney,
pristine nature and beaches, an affordable study environment and a
Mark M. Schira, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, University of Wollongong
Senior Research Officer, Neuroscience Research Australia
office:+ 61 (0) 2 4239-2501
mobile: +61 (0) 4059 54853
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