[visionlist] Research Assistant Position in Vision, Neuroimaging, and Computational Neuroscience, Vanderbilt University

Tong, Frank frank.tong at vanderbilt.edu
Fri Mar 11 13:12:48 -04 2022

A full-time research assistant position is available in Frank Tong’s lab at Vanderbilt University to help conduct behavioral, fMRI, and computationally motivated studies of human visual perception, attentional selection, object recognition, visual working memory, and medical image perception. We seek a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with a solid mathematical or computational background, who has strong organizational skills and enjoys interacting with researchers and participants alike. 

The lab relies on advanced techniques to characterize human vision and cognition, including visual psychophysics, high-resolution fMRI at 7 Tesla, multivariate and machine learning approaches, and deep learning approaches to characterize visual processing. Major ongoing projects include studies of figure-ground perception in the LGN and V1, cortical interactions between featural and object representations, comparisons of humans and deep neural nets at tasks of object recognition, and medical image perception in non-experts and expert radiologists. 

This position is very well suited for recent recipients of a BA/BS seeking to gain greater research experience before pursuing graduate studies or for those seeking to gain experience relevant to data science. Applicants should preferably have a background in neuroscience, psychology, computer science or engineering. Prior research experience and proficiency with computer programming (e.g., MATLAB, Python, C++) is highly preferred. The position will begin in the summer of 2022. 

To apply, please send a CV, names of three references, and a statement of interest to tonglab at vanderbilt.edu. Applicants should be US citizens, permanent residents or should have a visa that allows for working in the United States. The TongLab is committed to diversity and inclusion in hiring for this position. VU/EO/AAE.

For more information, see the lab website: 

Frank Tong
Centennial Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
Vanderbilt University
301 Wilson Hall
111 21st Ave South
Nashville, TN  37240

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