[visionlist] Postdoc position for a Computational Neuroscience project on colour perception

Matteo Toscani mtoscani at bournemouth.ac.uk
Tue Mar 7 08:16:52 -04 2023

Dear all,
We are looking for a highly motivated Research Associate (postdoc) to work on project aimed at understanding colour perception based on machine learning.
The position is for 18 months, starting as soon as possible after the deadline for the application, on the 02/04/2023. The starting salary will be within the range £34,308 - £42,155 per year.
The position is funded by a BBSRC-funded cooperative grant on Computational Neuroscience between the department of Computer Science in York and the department of Psychology in Bournemouth. The selected candidate will be based at York under the joint supervision of the project Principal Investigators, Dr. Giuseppe Claudio Guarnera (Department of Computer Science - University of York) and Dr. Matteo Toscani (Department of Psychology - Bournemouth University).
The ideal candidate for this post will have a solid background in computer science, with experience of both deep learning and computer graphics, with a particular focus on rendering. In fact, the selected candidate will be engaged with physically based simulation of spectral reflections and machine learning. They will also drive perceptual evaluation experiments. These tasks do not only require technical competence, but also problem solving and research skills, therefore a candidate with research experience is preferred.
The Department of Computer Science at York is internationally renowned for its research and the successful candidate will benefit from expert training and support from the York Vision, Graphics and Learning (VGL) Group, a world-leading research group comprising 5 academics, 2 postdocs, around 22 PhD students. Bournemouth University has a strong Psychology Department, which counts over 50 staff members and is constantly growing. Neuroscience is represented strongly at Bournemouth University and is becoming one of the major directions of BU research.
These two centres are ideal for a collaboration project on Computational Neuroscience. The University of York has a purpose-built darkroom for physical measures, with state-of-the-art equipment for spectral measures. Bournemouth University offers experimental cubicles used for human research covering everything from eye-tracking to brain stimulation, including colour calibrated displays suitable perceptual experiments on colour vision. High performance computers for machine learning will be available at both Universities.
The selected candidate will be hired at York, and will spend some time in research at Bournemouth, fully covered by project fundings.
For more information and to proceed with the application, please look at the call on the website of the University of York.
You can also directly contact the PIs:
Giuseppe Claudio Guarnera claudio.guarnera at york.ac.uk<mailto:claudio.guarnera at york.ac.uk>
Matteo Toscani mtoscani at bournemouth.ac.uk<mailto:mtoscani at bournemouth.ac.uk>

Dr Matteo Toscani
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