[visionlist] Postdoc Neuroimaging

Stefan Pollmann stefan.pollmann at ovgu.de
Wed Mar 17 10:27:27 -04 2021


Applications are invited for a 3-year postdoctoral researcher position 
in the DFG-funded project 'Gaze track representation in higher visual 
cortex'. The project aims to investigate neural gaze track 
representation with combined eye-tracking and fMRI. In previous work, we 
could e.g. decode gaze tracks that occur during face viewing in the 
fusiform face area (Wang et al., NatComm 
<https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-13541-3>). Now, we want to further 
investigate the nature and function of these action-related 
representations in primarily perception-related brain areas using 
combined fMRI / eye movement measurements and MVPA methods.

Research institutions in Magdeburg, (Otto-von-Guericke-University, 
Leibniz-Institute for Neurobiology, and German Center for 
Neuro-degenerative Diseases) offer a multitude of research-dedicated 
MRI-scanners (Siemens Magnetom 7 Tesla, Siemens Trio, Siemens Verio, 
Siemens Skyra und Philips Achieva). The Institute of Psychology operates 
its own compute cluster for data analysis – with a current capacity of 
200 CPU-cores. The lab has three Eyelink 1000-plus eye trackers (one 
with fMRI setup) plus two HTC VIVE VR goggles with eye-tracking 
capability. Magdeburg is a lively university town with a beautiful 
historical centre around the river Elbe and with convenient transport 
links to Leipzig and Berlin. The project is a collaboration with Prof. 
Lihui Wang, PhD, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, offering the opportunity 
of research stays in Shanghai.


  * A Ph.D., preferably with a research focus in the cognitive
    neuroscience of perception and attention, PhD-students who have
    submitted their thesis may apply
  * Experience with scientific Python (preferably) or Matlab-packages
  * fMRI and eye-tracking experience. Knowledge of multivariate analysis
    methods desirable
  * Lacking experience in one area may be compensated by strengths in
    other areas

Selection of candidates will begin after March 25. To apply, please 

Prof. Dr. Stefan Pollmann
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Institut für Psychologie
PF 4120
D-39016 Magdeburg
Tel:   +49 (0)391 / 67 58474
Fax:   +49 (0)391 / 67 11401

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