[visionlist] Two PhD positions in cognitive computational neuroscience of face perception at Giessen University, Germany

Katharina Dobs katharina.dobs at gmail.com
Thu Dec 23 07:54:35 -04 2021

Two PhD positions are available in Giessen, Germany, to work in the field of cognitive and computational neuroscience of human face perception. 
The positions are part of a DFG-funded project on "Factors shaping categorical face processing" in the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre "Cardinal Mechanisms of Perception" (www.sfb-perception.de/index-en/ <http://www.sfb-perception.de/index-en/>). The project is headed by Katharina Dobs (www.katharinadobs.com <http://www.katharinadobs.com/>) and Ben de Haas (www.individual-perception.com <http://www.individual-perception.com/>). Both positions are funded for max. 4 years, with salary according to 75% F.T.E. of TV-H E13 (Entgeltgruppe 13, Tarifvertrag Hessen).
The project is based at the Psychology Department of Giessen University, Germany, which offers excellent facilities for studying visual perception. These include state of the art eyetracking labs and mobile eyetracking, a newly established virtual reality lab, a research-dedicated MRI facility (3T Siemens Prisma) and access to high performance computing clusters. The lab is part of a larger research group, with excellent links to scientists within Europe and worldwide (www.allpsych.uni-giessen.de <http://www.allpsych.uni-giessen.de/>), which offers a stimulating, multi-national and multi-disciplinary research environment. Giessen is a small university town, located just 60 km north of Frankfurt, right at the center of Germany.

We are a group of enthusiastic vision scientists, aiming to understand visual processing - with a focus on face and object recognition - in the human brain. Our main methods are computational modeling (including DNNs), neuroimaging (EEG and MRI), psychophysics and eyetracking.
Relevant work from our groups include: 
www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.07.05.451192v1 <http://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.07.05.451192v1>
www.jneurosci.org/content/41/25/5511 <http://www.jneurosci.org/content/41/25/5511>
www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-09239-1 <http://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-09239-1>
and a recent talk here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=PASptPxoYcw&ab_channel=ComputationalCognitiveScienceSummerSchool <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PASptPxoYcw&ab_channel=ComputationalCognitiveScienceSummerSchool>

Starting dates are flexible from Feb 1, 2022 onwards. Regardless of the starting date, positions are funded until Dec 31, 2025.

Apply by Jan 18, 2022 via the online form www.uni-giessen.de/karriere/stellenangebote/application <http://www.uni-giessen.de/karriere/stellenangebote/application> indicating reference number 665/06.

Full applications should include a CV, a one-page statement of research interests and the names and contact details of up to 3 referees. For further information or questions, please contact Katharina Dobs (katharina.dobs at psychol.uni-giessen.de <mailto:katharina.dobs at psychol.uni-giessen.de>).

Best wishes, 


Katharina Dobs, PhD
Research Group Leader
Justus-Liebig University Giessen
Otto-Behaghel-Str. 10F
35394 Giessen
www.katharinadobs.com <http://www.katharinadobs.com/>
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