[visionlist] 3 year postdoc position available

Dietmar Heinke D.G.HEINKE at bham.ac.uk
Tue Jun 25 16:50:37 -04 2019

The Computational Psychology Lab (https://comp-psych.bham.ac.uk/ ) seeks to recruit a full-time postdoctoral-level Research Fellow for a research project titled "Integrating vision and action through selection history".  It is funded by two bodies, UK Research and Innovation (ESRC) and US-funding agency NSF (National Science Foundation). The US collaborator is Professor Joo-Hyun Song, Brown University https://www.brown.edu/academics/cognitive-linguistic-psychological-sciences/people/faculty/joo-hyun-song
The project aims at advancing our understanding of how humans execute visually-guided reaching in multi-object environments. It takes a highly interdisciplinary approach by combining computational modelling and empirical work. The research will be based on earlier work published here:
Strauss, S., Woodgate, P.J.W., Sami, S. A., & Heinke, D. (2015) Choice reaching with a LEGO arm robot (CoRLEGO): The motor system guides visual attention to movement-relevant information. Neural Networks, 72, 3-12.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neunet.2015.10.005<http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neunet.2015.10.005>
Informal enquiries should be directed to Dietmar Heinke at D.G.HEINKE at bham.ac.uk
Closing date: 24 July 2019
An on-line application can be submitted at the bottom of this page:
Main Duties/Responsibilities

  *   Undertake work within the specified research grant (ES/T002409/1):
  *   Extend CoRLEGO to model data collected by Professor Joo-Hyun Song
  *   Compare models using Bayesian methods
  *   Conduct behavioural experiments under guidance of Professor Joo-Hyun Song
  *   Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars, etc.
  *   Supervise students on research related work and provide guidance to PhD students where appropriate to the discipline
  *   Contribute to knowledge transfer in computational modelling and related areas that is of benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of the Principle investigator
  *   Contribute to public engagement activities
  *   Contribute to generating funding and writing bids
Person Specification
Skills and Knowledge:

  *   Programming skills (preferably in MatLab), mathematical skills
Experience in at least three of the following fields:

  *   Robotics, computer vision, computational modelling, behavioural science (human vision or/and movement control), Bayesian statistics, Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods, Dynamic neural fields
Generic skills:

  *   Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  *   Ability to work in an interdisciplinary project
  *   Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes

  *   PhD preferably in electrical engineering, computer science, physics or mathematics

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