[visionlist] Two ERC-funded postdoctoral fellowships in Germany

Wallis, Thomas thomas.wallis at tu-darmstadt.de
Tue May 9 10:56:15 -04 2023

Dear Vision Science community,

I am seeking to hire two postdoctoral fellows as part of an ERC-funded Consolidator Grant. The start date is November 1, and the positions are for three years (with possible extension up to five years). The location is Darmstadt, Germany.

I will be at VSS next week, and would be happy to arrange informal meetings with potentially interested candidates.

The goals of the grant are to study how people infer which parts of a scene belong to which objects, how the rich information provided by the projection of the 3D world into our eyes contributes to these inferences, and how these processes might be learned. We will develop a new display device and experimental methods to study how adults segment scenes, and develop new technologies using advanced computer graphics and machine learning to simulate the inputs to the visual system from early development to adulthood.

To achieve these goals, I am ideally seeking one person with experience with multifocal displays, and another person with experience in computer graphics (particularly with inverse rendering). Work packages are closely tied together and there will be ample opportunity to collaborate and learn from each other. The team will be expanded by the hiring of two PhD students in mid-2024.

My lab group strives to provide an inclusive, supportive and collaborative environment (https://www.psychologie.tu-darmstadt.de/perception/home_per/index.en.jsp). We are part of the Center for Cognitive Science at the Technical University of Darmstadt (https://www.tu-darmstadt.de/cogsci/ccs/index.en.jsp), which offers a vibrant and exciting intellectual environment for research in cognitive science. We are also strongly connected to other universities in the region via The Adaptive Mind collaboration (https://www.theadaptivemind.de) and the Center for Mind, Brain and Behavior in Marburg (https://www.cmbb-fcmh.de/de). German language proficiency is not required.

The two positions will be formally advertised in the coming months. If you are interested to learn more, please reach out to me at thomas.wallis at tu-darmstadt.de.

Best wishes,

Thomas Wallis

Prof. Thomas S. A. Wallis, PhD (he/him)
AG Perception
Institut für Psychologie & Centre for Cognitive Science
Technische Universität Darmstadt

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