[visionlist] Post-doctoral Positions in Visual Behaviour and Modelling at the University of Cambridge

Paul Bays paul.bays at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 03:03:21 -05 2018

Applications are invited for two post-doctoral Research Associate
positions based at the University of Cambridge under the supervision
of Dr Paul Bays. The successful candidates will work on a Wellcome
Trust funded research project investigating how neural noise
influences human perception and action. The research combines
behavioural testing of working memory, visual attention and perceptual
decision-making with numerical modelling of underlying cognitive and
neural processes. The researchers will design, conduct and analyze
research on this project in consultation with Dr Bays, and write and
communicate results as scientific papers and in scientific
presentations at national and international conferences.

Applicants should have (or be about to receive) a PhD in neuroscience,
cognitive science, experimental psychology, physics, mathematics,
computer science or other relevant subject, with a strong analytical
background. Programming experience with Matlab, R or equivalent is
essential. Expertise with Bayesian techniques and/or neural network
models is an advantage. Applicants will need to demonstrate a record
of research success and the ability to work creatively and

The salary range if appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Associate is
£31,604-£38,833 per annum and the salary range if appointed as a
Research Assistant is £25,728-£29,799 per annum with promotion to
Postdoctoral Research Associate on attainment of PhD.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the
first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about
the role, please visit: https://goo.gl/1uUq1F. This will take you to
the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will
need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register
an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have
not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal inquiries about this post may be sent to Paul Bays
(pmb20 at cam.ac.uk). More
information about the lab is available at http://bayslab.com/.

Please note the closing date for applications is 13th September 2018.
Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ16460 on your application and in any
correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are
eligible to live and work in the UK.

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