[visionlist] Fully funded PhD position: 'Understanding our 3D world'

Adams W. W.Adams at soton.ac.uk
Tue Nov 27 10:14:40 -05 2018

*** Please highlight this PhD opportunity to any potential candidates in your lab ***

A fully-funded PhD position, ‘Understanding our 3D world’, is available in Wendy Adams’ lab, at the University of Southampton, UK.

What: The project will investigate how humans combine visual information with knowledge of their environment to understand the 3D structure and material properties of objects and scenes. The research will use a combination of lab-based / VR studies and computational modelling.

The position is funded by an ESRC studentship, which covers all tuition fees and provides an annual, tax-free maintenance grant.

Where: The successful applicant will join Professor Wendy Adams’ lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Southampton (https://www.southampton.ac.uk/psychology/about/staff/wendya.page). Facilities include a virtual reality environment, visual-haptic presentation (Phantom force-feedback, oculus touch), stereoscopic presentation, eye tracking, computational modelling (super-computing) and EEG.

How: I welcome informal enquiries at w.adams at soton.ac.uk<mailto:w.adams at soton.ac.uk>.

  *   For more information, or to apply please visit https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=1078518JW, (job reference 1078518JW).

Who: The position is open to enthusiastic candidates from any country.

  *   You should have an UG degree in Psychology or a related field.
  *   Preference will be given to applicants with some experience of programming (e.g. Matlab) and of behavioural research with human participants.
  *   Applicants without a Master's degree can apply for 4 years of funding, and would complete a 1-year Master’s followed by a 3-year PhD.
  *   Applicants with a Master's degree in a related field can apply for 3 years of PhD funding.

When: The deadline for applications is 11.59pm on 24th January 2019.  Expected start date:  October 2019.
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