[visionlist] Postdoctoral position – Neural processing of 3D natural stimuli

Erez Freud erezfreud at gmail.com
Tue Aug 29 11:45:16 -04 2023

Postdoctoral position – Neural processing of 3D natural stimuli

York University, Toronto

We are inviting applications for a postdoctoral position in the Centre for Vision Research, York University, under the supervision of Laurie Wilcox, Erez Freud and Jody Culham (Western University).   This is a two-year position with possibility of an extension with a competitive salary ideally starting in January 2024. We will consider applicants until October 1st, 2023.

We are looking for a keen collaborator to join our interdisciplinary research team funded by a recent CIHR grant. The project uses state-of-the-art neuroimaging approach alongside a unique set of 3D stimuli to study how information about depth and distance modulates neural activation in high-level cortex. We will examine how adding binocular 3D information affects brain activation for different categories of stimuli, including faces, scenes, objects, bodies, and tools. We will also examine how 3D information about the distance, location, and orientation of these stimuli affects neural representations. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on topics related to 3D vision, high-level vision and the neural basis of perception.

Ideally the successful candidate will have a strong background in neuroimaging techniques and human psychophysics along with basic technical skills needed to develop and conduct experiments. A background in coding (Python, MATLAB) will be an asset. Applications will only be considered from individuals who have completed their dissertation and will have defended their PhD prior to taking up the position. Funding is contingent on successful application for a VISTA postdoctoral fellowship to be submitted in collaboration with Freud and Wilcox by Oct 13, 2023 (http://vista.info.yorku.ca/).

The York Centre for Vision Research (CVR) is an international leader in human and machine vision research with exceptional researchers and facilities. For details see http://www.cvr.yorku.ca/. Work at the CVR is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative, rooted in a fundamental research programme that merges techniques in human psychophysics, visual neuroscience and computational theory. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a vibrant and growing vision science community.

To apply
Please direct your application to Erez Freud at efreud at yorku.ca<mailto:efreud at yorku.ca> with the subject line, Post Doc Application: A 1-page cover letter, c.v. and the names and contact information of 3 references are required.

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