[visionlist] Postdoc Visual Cognitive Neuroscience of art perception at KU Leuven (Belgium)
Hans Op de Beeck
hans.opdebeeck at kuleuven.be
Sun Jun 5 07:58:00 -04 2022
Postdoc position “The influence of expertise upon art perception: A cognitive neuroscience approach”
The research groups of Hans Op de Beeck and Johan Wagemans at the University of Leuven (Belgium) have a joint position for a postdoctoral researcher to study how the visual processing and representation of visual artworks changes as a result of expertise in art. The research will include a combination of multivariate fMRI (brain decoding; representational similarity analyses), computational modelling, and visual psychophysics. More information on the two research groups can be found at hoplab.be<http://www.hoplab.be/> and https://www.gestaltrevision.be/
Eligible candidates have research experience and a PhD in a relevant area, also demonstrated with first-author peer-reviewed publications. Affinity with vision sciences and neuroimaging methods is important, as are an interest in art perception, a computational and quantitative background, and programming skills (e.g. Python, Matlab). Further assets are a creative mind, good problem solving skills and a collaborative and collegial attitude.
The position is funded for up to three years through an inter-university “Excellence Of Science” (EOS) grant. In addition we have a good track record of helping postdocs obtain their own personal prestigious fellowships (national and international, e.g. Marie-Curie), allowing them to extend their stay and broaden the range of research questions. The net amount of the salary will be competitive and in accordance with the University fellowship scales for postdoctoral researchers. The position is research-only without teaching obligations, but teaching opportunities can be arranged if desired. KU Leuven is one of the best European universities according to international rankings (#45 world-wide in the THE ranking). Our research groups belongs to the department of Brain & Cognition, which contains almost 100 scientists, many of them with interest in vision, art, learning, aesthetics, and neuroscience. The department is located in the centre of Leuven, a vibrant university town which is only a 25-minute commute from the centre of Brussels and its international airport.
The starting date would ideally be around October 2022 or later in autumn.
For further information contact Hans Op de Beeck<mailto:hans.opdebeeck at kuleuven.be> or Johan Wagemans<mailto:johan.wagemans at kuleuven.be>. Applications can be submitted through the electronic application system of KU Leuven (https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/60125163 ), and should include a motivation letter and CV, mentioning the names and contact information of at least two referents. The submission deadline is June 24th.
Prof. Dr. Hans P. Op de Beeck, PhD
Research Unit Brain & Cognition, Leuven Brain Institute
University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium
Tiensestraat 102, 3000 Leuven, Belgium, PO Box 3714
Email: hans.opdebeeck at kuleuven.be<mailto:hans.opdebeeck at kuleuven.be>
Personal profile: https://ppw.kuleuven.be/bc/team/00029058
Lab Website: https://www.hoplab.be<https://www.hoplab.be/>
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