[visionlist] Postdoc in the computational cognitive neuroscience of vision and learning

Hans Op de Beeck hans.opdebeeck at kuleuven.be
Tue May 5 15:07:07 -04 2020

The research group of Hans Op de Beeck at the University of Leuven (Belgium) has a position for a postdoc to investigate the neural basis of visual cognition and learning from a computational & cognitive neuroscience perspective. We have a particular interest in the organization of the ventral visual pathway, and hope to better understand the factors that constrain this organization and its further adaptation due to learning experiences and visual expertise. Current research lines involve multivariate fMRI & EEG and computational modelling, often using learning paradigms and/or populations of real-world experts. More information on our research group can be found at hoplab.be<http://www.hoplab.be/>.

Eligible candidates have research experience and a PhD in a relevant area, also demonstrated with first-author peer-reviewed publications. Affinity with neuroimaging methods is important, as are a computational and quantitative background, advanced computer skills (e.g. Python, Matlab), preferably with some experience applying artificial neural networks (with e.g. PyTorch or TensorFlow),  and advanced statistical knowledge. Further assets are a creative mind, good problem solving skills and a collaborative and collegial attitude.

We currently have funding for up to three years. We have a good track record helping postdocs obtain their own personal prestigious fellowships afterwards, as such allowing them to extend their stay and broaden the range of research questions. The net amount of the salary will be competitive and in accordance with the University fellowship scales for postdoctoral researchers. The position is research-only, without teaching obligations, but teaching opportunities can be arranged if wanted. KU Leuven is one of the best European universities according to international rankings (#45 world-wide in the THE ranking). Our research group belongs to the department of Brain & Cognition that contains almost 100 scientists, many of them with interest in vision, learning, and neuroscience. The department is located in the centre of Leuven, a vibrant university town which is only a 25-minute commute from the centre of Brussels and its international airport.

The starting date would ideally be around October 2020, but obviously we will be flexible given the current international travel restrictions and further personal constraints.

For further information contact Hans Op de Beeck<mailto:%20hans.opdebeeck at kuleuven.be>. Applications can be submitted through the electronic application system of KU Leuven (https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/55640485), and should include a motivation letter and CV, mentioning the names and contact information of at least two referents. The submission deadline is May 30th.



Prof. Dr. Hans P. Op de Beeck

University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium
Tiensestraat 102, 3000 Leuven, Belgium, PO Box 3714

Email: hans.opdebeeck at kuleuven.be<mailto:hans.opdebeeck at kuleuven.be>
Personal profile: http://ppw.kuleuven.be/home/english/research/lbp/lbpMembers/00029058
Lab Website: https://www.hoplab.be<https://www.hoplab.be/>

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