[visionlist] PhD position in Karl Gegenfurtner's lab

Karl Gegenfurtner gegenfurtner at uni-giessen.de
Thu Aug 4 12:33:25 -04 2022

A PhD fellowship is 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 position is within the ERC-funded project “An object-oriented approach
to color”. 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. You can take a look at 
your future colleagues here: https://www.gegenfurtnerlab.org/

Starting date is any time between October 1, 2022 and January 1, 2023.
The position ends on August 31st, 2025.

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 position is for someone 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:

Apply by August 31st, 2022 via the online form
indicating reference number 512/06.

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 2 people who could supply a letter of 

Prof. Karl Gegenfurtner, Abteilung Allgemeine Psychologie
Justus-Liebig-Universität, Alter Steinbacher Weg 38, 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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