[visionlist] Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Multisensory Perception at Caltech

Carmel Levitan levitan at gmail.com
Sat Jun 12 12:03:32 -04 2021

 A postdoctoral scholar position is available at the California Institute
of Technology (Pasadena, California) for study of multisensory perception
(both behavioral and neuroimaging) in the visually impaired. The goal of
this project is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the changes in
multisensory integration of audition and vision that result from
degenerative conditions such as Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD),
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), and Non-Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic
Neuropathy (NAION). The proposed studies will provide crucial insights into
key characteristics of functional reorganization in the human brain, and
will also pave the way for the next generation of multisensory aids,
multisensory visual prostheses, and rehabilitation approaches.

As an example, here is a link to a recent Vision Sciences Society (VSS)
abstract on “Mapping Audio-Visual Crossmodal Interactions in the Visually
Impaired”, a key project within this research effort:

The postdoctoral scholar will join a collaborative effort that is ongoing
among Caltech, USC, and Occidental College. The postdoctoral scholar
position is in the Shimojo Psychophysics Laboratory led by Professor
Shinsuke Shimojo at Caltech. The postdoctoral scholar will also closely
collaborate with Professor Armand R. Tanguay, Jr. and Dr. Noelle R. B.
Stiles at USC, as well as with Professor Carmel A. Levitan at Occidental

Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. and/or M.D., and have relevant
research experience that might include, but is not limited to, experimental
psychology, multisensory psychophysics, cognitive neuroscience, and
neuroimaging techniques (such as fMRI and EEG). Experience with blind or
low vision patient groups is beneficial, but is not a requirement.
Experimental and technical skills including programming (such as in MATLAB
or Python) are highly desirable. Salary will be based on NIH guidelines,
and will be commensurate with experience. The position is available
immediately, although consideration will also be given to candidates who
would prefer a later start date. The postdoctoral scholar position is
initially for one year, and is potentially renewable upon performance for
up to 4 years.

Caltech is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from
women and minorities.

Candidates should send a CV, a statement of research skills and interests,
and a list of 3 references to Professor Shinsuke Shimojo (
sshimojo at caltech.edu).
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://visionscience.com/pipermail/visionlist_visionscience.com/attachments/20210612/4c9e2a85/attachment-0001.html>

More information about the visionlist mailing list