[visionlist] Open postdoc position in visual control at RPI

Fajen, Brett fajenb at rpi.edu
Tue Jul 7 10:18:19 -04 2020

Please post the job ad below on visionlist.  Thank you.

-Brett Fajen

Brett R. Fajen, PhD
Professor of Cognitive Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Email: fajenb at rpi.edu<mailto:fajenb at rpi.edu>
Phone: 518-276-8266

Cognitive Science Department
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

A post-doctoral position is available in the Perception and Action (PandA) Lab at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to study optic flow-based control.  The aims of the project are to develop computational and mathematical models of visual perception and control in humans and adapt these models for use on board small aerial robots.  The successful candidate will be expected to conduct experiments, develop models, and present research at conferences and in journal articles.

This is a one-year position with an anticipated start date in September 2020.  The position could be extended beyond one year depending on performance and availability of funding.  The PI’s lab is situated within the Cognitive Science Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

Minimum qualifications
Candidates for the position must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or a closely related field.  All degree requirements must be completed by the time the appointment starts.  In addition, candidates should have research experience in vision science, a strong quantitative background, and good programming skills.  Experience with virtual reality, motion capture, and/or eye tracking is also desirable, although not required.

Application information
Please contact Brett Fajen at fajenb[at]rpi.edu for information about the application process or with any questions about the position.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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