[visionlist] Ph.D position: Serial Dependence in Perception and Decision-Making —Psychophysical and Neuroimaging investigation

David Pascucci psc.dav at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 12:20:01 -05 2018

The Laboratory of Psychophysics at the École Polytechnique fédérale de
Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland), is looking for an excellent, highly motivated
candidate for a 4-year Ph.D. position focusing on “*Serial Dependence in
Perception and Decision-Making*”.

The project is coordinated by Dr. *David Pascucci *and funded by an
Ambizione grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). The
successful candidate will work in the lab of Prof. *Michael Herzog* with
periods abroad at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík, in collaboration
with Prof. *Árni Kristjánsson*.

The position will focus on the effects that prior cognitive and neural
processes exert on current perception, in both healthy individuals and
schizophrenic patients. The research will leverage on state-of-the-art
psychophysical and neuroimaging methods, including *Inverted Encoding *modeling
of *f*MRI/EEG data, EEG source imaging, and *Granger-causal* modeling.

The following are the *ideal requirements* for the candidate:

o   Highly qualified M.S. in Cognitive science, Neuroscience,
Biomedical/Bio engineering and related areas;

o   Solid mathematical and signal processing background;

o   Experience in programming and statistical analyses (Matlab, R);

o   Proficiency in English (verbal and written communication);

Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, EPFL is one of the leading
universities in Europe (ranked among the top 15 by the QS World University

The Ph.D. salary is approximately 3500 CHF/month after taxes.

Applications should be submitted online through the form
Deadline 15.11.2018.

Expressions of interest are most welcome [david.pascucci at unifr.ch;
michael.herzog at epfl.ch].
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