[visionlist] Three positions in color vision

Karl Gegenfurtner gegenfurtner at uni-giessen.de
Wed Jan 12 16:48:31 -04 2022

A postdoctoral position and 2 PhD fellowships are available in Giessen, 
Germany, to work on color vision, with methods ranging from psychophysics,
Virtual Reality, EEG, fMRI to computer graphics and deep learning.

The positions are within the ERC-funded project “An object-oriented approach
to color”, and in the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre “Cardinal 
Mechanisms of Perception" (www.sfb-perception.de/index-en/).  

The successful candidates will join the team of Karl Gegenfurtner at the 
Psychology Department of Giessen University. The lab  offers excellent facilities 
for studying all aspects related to the perception of color.

Starting date is any time between March 1, 2022 and June 1, 2022.

The projects are 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), 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 

The positions are for persons interested in color vision, ranging from low-level
aspects such as luminance and color discrimination, to color constancy and 
color categories. We use complex natural (or virtual) environments as much 
as possible. 

Recent work from my lab on these topics can be found here: 
and some recent lectures and talks here:

A recent review of some of our work on color is given in
Witzel, C. & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (2018) 
Color perception: objects, constancy, and categories. 
Annual Review of Vision Science, 4, 475-499.

The PostDoc position is initially for 2 years, with the potential to be extended.
The PhD positions are until August 2025 and December 2025, respectively.

Apply by January 27, 2022 via the online form
indicating reference number 540/06 for the PostDoc position, 
and reference numbers 539/06 and 689/06 for the PhD positions.

Informal inquiries are encouraged and should be sent by email to Karl Gegenfurtner 
(gegenfurtner at uni-giessen.de). Full applications should include a CV, a statement 
of research interests, and the  names of up to 3 people who could supply a letter of 

Best wishes, 

Prof. Karl Gegenfurtner, Abteilung Allgemeine Psychologie
Justus-Liebig-Universität, Otto-Behaghel-Str. 10, 35394 Giessen
phone:  +49 641 9926100	 mailto:gegenfurtner at uni-giessen.de
fax:    +49 641 9926119	 http://www.allpsych.uni-giessen.de/karl

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