[visionlist] Postdoc position available in visual cognition (Luck Lab, UC Davis)

Steven J Luck sjluck at ucdavis.edu
Wed May 8 09:47:51 -04 2019

A postdoc position is available in the laboratory of Steve Luck at the UC-Davis Center for Mind & Brain (http://lucklab.ucdavis.edu<http://lucklab.ucdavis.edu/>).  Both U.S. and international applicants are welcome. Multiple years of funding are possible. Our lab places significant emphasis on postdoctoral training, and we have an excellent track record of placing our postdocs in faculty and industry positions.

The research will focus on basic mechanisms of visual attention and visual working memory, using a combination of ERPs, psychophysics, eye tracking, and fMRI.  Our current research makes extensive use of applying multivariate analysis methods<https://lucklab.ucdavis.edu/blog/2019/3/3/previous-trial-decoding> (e.g., machine learning, representational similarity analysis) to ERP data.

We are seeking an individual with an excellent background in the theories and methods of visual cognition and/or cognitive neuroscience.  Experience with ERPs and eye tracking is desirable but not required; this will be an ideal position for someone who is interested in learning these methods or someone who already has substantial experience but wants to become a world-class expert.  Good quantitative and coding skills are essential.  A PhD or equivalent degree is required prior to beginning the position.

Salary will depend on experience, with a minimum set by the University of California postdoc salary scale (which is higher than NIH scale). The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. We are aiming for a start date between June 1, 2019 and September 30, 2019.

Davis is a vibrant college town in Northern California, located approximately 20 minutes from Sacramento, 75 minutes from San Francisco, 45 minutes from Napa, and 2 hours from Lake Tahoe.  The Center for Mind & Brain<https://mindbrain.ucdavis.edu/> is an interdisciplinary and collaborative research center devoted to cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience, located in a beautiful building with state-of-the-art laboratories. Our lab is also a part of the Visual Cognition Research Group<http://visualcognition.ucdavis.edu/>  providing opportunities for collaboration with several related laboratories.

To apply, send a cover letter describing your background and interests, a CV, and at least one letter of recommendation to Aaron Simmons (lucklab.manager at gmail.com<mailto:lucklab.manager at gmail.com>).  UC Davis is a diverse community that welcomes individuals from underrepresented and disadvantaged groups, and all applicants are encouraged (but not required) to include a statement of contributions to diversity<https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/why-does-uc-davis-seek-diversity-statements-applicants> with their materials.

Steven J. Luck, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Mind & Brain<http://mindbrain.ucdavis.edu>
Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology<http://psychology.ucdavis.edu>
University of California, Davis
Room 109
267 Cousteau Place
Davis, CA 95618
‭(530) 754-4524‬
sjluck at ucdavis.edu<mailto:sjluck at ucdavis.edu>

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