[visionlist] Post-Doctoral Fellow in Brain Imaging and Perception in Virtual Reality

lili lili at hku.hk
Fri Jun 5 11:50:52 -04 2020

Two post-doctoral fellow positions are available in a joint research lab headed by Li Li and Shuguang Kuai at as part of the NYU-ECNU Institute of Brain and Cognitive Science at NYU Shanghai (the Institute). The Institute is a joint venture between New York University (NYU) and East China Normal University (ECNU) and a major research and academic platform for NYU Shanghai. More information about the Institute: http://shanghai.nyu.edu/research/brain.

Starting date is flexible, each for a two-year term, with the possibility to extend or convert into a permanent faculty position at ECNU for researchers with good performance. The successful applicants will work closely with Dr. Li Li (https://wp.nyu.edu/perception_action_lab/people/) and/or Dr. Shuguang Kuai (http://psy-booking.ecnu.edu.cn/t/shuguangkuai/index.aspx) and will be based in either NYU Shanghai or ECNU to carry out brain imaging and behavioral studies on human visual perception, human computer interaction,  and human locomotion and visuomotor control.  The lab is equipped with a state-of-the art CAVE system for 3D visualization, a high-precision head tracking and motion capture system for studying perception and locomotion in virtual reality, and multiple eye trackers. Researchers will also have access to multiple MRI scanners.

Successful candidates will receive a globally competitive yearly salary (about USD 40-60k depending on experience) and will usually receive a separate research fund from Shanghai government upon application, and will have the opportunities to spend time at NYU in New York in case of a collaboration between Shanghai and New York.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience or a related field, and should possess strong programming skills (e.g., Matlab, Unity3d,Python, C++ etc.). Prior experience with virtual reality, psychophysics, and neuroimaging (fMRI, MEG, or EEG) is highly preferred. Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit an up-to-date CV, and the names and contact information of three references. Please email the application materials and direct any questions to Li Li (LL114 at nyu.edu<mailto:LL114 at nyu.edu>) or Shuguang Kuai (sgkuai at psy.ecnu.edu.cn<mailto:sgkuai at psy.ecnu.edu.cn>).

About NYU Shanghai:

NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within the NYU Global Network University. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, it resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community.

About ECNU:

East China Normal University (ECNU) is a Chinese Ministry of Education Class A Double First Class University. It is often considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in China and is internationally recognized, as evidenced by its partnerships with institutions around the world. Sponsored by the national program "Project 211" and "Project 985", the university is a frontrunner in the nation's research and innovation, and has been dubbed as the "Columbia of the East". ECNU has a student body size of 32, 000 and is now organized into more than 22 schools, colleges, and institutes, located in two campuses throughout Minhang and Putuo. The university comprises 2 affiliated schools across the Shanghai metropolitan area: NYU Shanghai in Pudong and Asia-Europe Business School in Zizhu International Education Park.

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