[visionlist] Research / PhD position at University of Southampton, UK

Adams W. W.Adams at soton.ac.uk
Mon Apr 15 05:23:07 -04 2019

Dear colleagues,

A fully funded research /  PhD position is available in Professor Wendy Adams’ lab at the University of Southampton, UK.

What: The project will investigate how humans combine visual and touch information to understand material properties (e.g. glossiness, weight, friction, compliance). The research will combine behavioural studies and computational modelling.
The position is generously funded by the EU DyViTo project (https://dyvito.com), with excellent opportunities for networking and travel. If the successful applicant also registers for a PhD, fees (in addition to salary) will be covered in full. Applicants in the final stages of a PhD are welcome to apply, as long as the PhD has not been awarded at the time of application. The post is fixed term until 30th October 2021, with additional funding available to complete a 3-year PhD, if applicable.

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=1131819JW, (job reference 1131819JW).

Who: The position is open to enthusiastic candidates who meet the following criteria:

  *   An UG degree in Psychology or a related field.
  *   Experience of behavioural research with human participants.
  *   Not resided in the UK for more than 12 months in the last 3 years
  *   In the first 4 years of your research career, yet to have a doctorate awarded.


  *   Apply online by 9th May.
  *   Start date from end of May onwards.

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