[visionlist] Postdoc position in visual psychophysics in humans and robots (Berlin, Germany)

Martin Rolfs martin.rolfs at hu-berlin.de
Fri Apr 9 12:26:48 -04 2021

Dear colleagues,

We have an opening for a* postdoc position* and are looking for candidates
with a *strong background in visual psychophysics* to work on a highly
trans-disciplinary project on active vision in humans and robots. The
postdoc will be part of the research cluster 'Science of Intelligence' (
https://www.scienceofintelligence.de) and supervised by Professor Martin
Rolfs (active vision; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Professor Oliver
Brock (robotics; Technische Universität Berlin).

*A brief description of the position as well as information about our lab
can be found here:*

The project aims to derive intelligent principles of processing in
hierarchical perceptual systems, discover discrepancies from these
principles in human vision and, ideally, determine the sources of these
constraints. The postdoctoral candidate will be in charge of developing and
implementing critical psychophysical experiments in the domains of
attention, adaptation, task-specificity, and multimodality in both human
and robotic systems. They will closely collaborate with colleagues in
robotics for this purpose. A background in robotics is explicitly not
required for this position.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates that hold a PhD in Cognitive
Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, or related fields, have a strong
background in vision science, in particular visual psychophysics (evident,
e.g., through relevant thesis topics, publications, or experience in visual
psychophysics, eye and motion tracking), and are excited to collaborate
with researchers in robotics. Experience with Matlab or Python for
experimental control and Matlab, Python, or R for data analysis is
required. Excellent English writing skills are a strong advantage. Note
that knowledge of German is explicitly not required for this position.

*Informal inquiries and full applications should be sent
to martin.rolfs at hu-berlin.de <martin.rolfs at hu-berlin.de>.* I will also be
at V-VSS 2021 and would be happy to meet with potential candidates during
the conference. Please send me an email if you are interested.

*Application deadline is May 05, 2021*

Full applications should consist of a single pdf including a motivation
letter, CV (including a list of publications), copies of degree
certificates (BSc, MSc, PhD).

The research cluster Science of Intelligence seeks to establish a climate
that welcomes and promotes respect for the entire variety of human
experience, and we take a number of measures to support balancing family
and career (https://www.scienceofintelligence.de/career/).

Best regards,
Martin Rolfs.


*Martin Rolfs, Prof. Dr. phil.*Heisenberg Professor für ‘Allgemeine
Psychologie: Aktive Wahrnehmung und Kognition'
Institut für Psychologie  |  Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Wolfgang Köhler-Haus, Rudower Chaussee 18 | 12489 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)30 2093-6775 | E-mail: martin.rolfs at hu-berlin.de
www.martinrolfs.de | www.rolfslab.de | ORCID
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