[visionlist] Postdoctoral Fellowship in 3D Vision at the University of St. Andrews

Dhanraj Vishwanath dv10 at st-andrews.ac.uk
Tue Aug 20 16:57:57 -04 2019

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available at the School of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of St. Andrews, UK in the laboratory of Dr. Dhanraj Vishwanath.  The research involves behavioural experiments (psychophysics, motion tracking) aimed at understanding mechanisms underlying human stereoscopic depth perception and 3D space perception. The successful candidate will design and implement experimental studies using custom 3D apparatus and VR.  The post entails stimulus and experimental software generation, conducting psychophysical experiments, analysing results, presenting the research at international conferences and writing up the studies for publications in scientific journals.

The successful candidate will have (or is about to obtain) a Ph.D. in one of the main research disciplines in vision science such as experimental or cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, computer science, optometry, or in a related discipline with a strong motivation to conduct research in vision science.  The candidate should have experience with scientific programming (e.g. Matlab, C++, Python), excellent familiarity with statistical methods, and facility with setting up experimental hardware. Experience with experimental and/or computational approaches to 3D visual perception (particularly stereoscopic vision), VR, 3D computer graphics will be advantageous. Self-motivation, an ability to work with others, as well as good presentation skills are essential.

The post is for a duration of 1 year and is funded by the Leverhulme Trust. It will be conducted in Dr. Dhanraj Vishwanath’s lab which is part of the Vision Group at the School of Psychology & Neuroscience. The Vision Group offers excellent facilities for studying visual perception and visuo-motor control. https://vislab.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/

The application closing Date: 16 September 2019.  The start date is expected to be in early November 2019 but is flexible based on personal circumstances. The salary is in the range of £33,200 to £35,200 depending on experience.

For informal enquiries please email dv10 at st-andrews.ac.uk<mailto:dv10 at st-andrews.ac.uk>.

Application must be made through the university’s vacancies webpage link below.  Use the job reference number AR1836HM as the search term under “description”. Further particulars of the post can also be found here.


The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall).  More details can be found at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, who are under-represented in Research posts at the University. You can find out more about Equality & Diversity at https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/.

The University of St. Andrews is the third oldest university in the English-speaking world and just celebrated its 600th anniversary.  It consistently ranked one of the UK’s top five universities and is the top for student satisfaction.  The School of Psychology & Neuroscience is one of the leading schools in the UK in the category. It was ranked 7th out of 76 Psychology departments in the UK for excellence in research at the last Research Assessment Exercise and attained the highest rating in all previous RAE grading.

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