[visionlist] Postdoc Position, Eckstein Lab, UC Santa Barbara: Visual Search and Medical Images

Miguel Eckstein miguel.eckstein at psych.ucsb.edu
Wed Oct 23 10:20:26 -04 2019

The Vision and Image Understanding Laboratory 
<https://viu.psych.ucsb.edu/> (Eckstein Lab), within the Department of 
Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa 
Barbara <https://www.ucsb.edu/>invites applications for an open, 
full-time Postdoctoral Scholar position with an anticipated start date 
of January 2, 2020. The laboratory is looking for individuals with 
particular emphasis in the area of computational modeling, computer 
vision, visual search, eye movements, and medical imaging. The work 
involves understanding eye movements and perceptual strategies during 
visual search with medical images.  The research seeks to answer 
fundamental questions about visual search by humans and machines and 
apply the knowledge to radiological decisions with new imaging 
modalities. The position will be for 1 year, with the possibility of 
renewal depending upon job performance and availability of funds.

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or 
equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application in 
Psychological and Brain Sciences, Vision Science, Electrical 
Engineering, Computer Science, Medical Physics/Imaging, Mathematics, or 
related a field.

Research experience in Computational Neuroscience, Vision Science, 
Computer Engineering, or Applied Mathematics, supported by a strong 
publication record, is required. In addition, the successful candidate 
should have strong technical background including training in 
computational vision and computer programming.

PhD must be conferred by start of appointment.

Applicants with training and experience in a subset of these areas will 
be given priority: visual search modeling. Bayesian ideal observers, 
computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning and deep neural 
networks, computational modeling, model observers for medical imaging, 
and/or medical image processing.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:

 1. Cover letter
 2. CV
 3. 2 Publications
 4. Names and Contact Information of Two references

Applications received by November 22, 2019 will be given priority 
consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply 
please visit:https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01651

The Psychological & Brain Sciences Department is especially interested 
in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the 
academic community through research, teaching, and service as 
appropriate to the position.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for 
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual 
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, 
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

Miguel P. Eckstein, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences
Affiliated Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mellichamp Academic Initiative in Mind & Machine Intelligence
University of California, Santa Barbara

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