[visionlist] PhD project in human sensorimotor processing

Dominik Endres dominik.endres at uni-marburg.de
Mon May 4 12:03:27 -04 2020

The reserach group for Theoretical Cognitive Science of Prof. Dr. Dominik 
Endres at the Department of Psychology, Philipps Universität Marburg, Germany, 
is currently accepting applications for a

 *** Research Assistant(PhD student) **** 
We expect the successful applicant to independently develop, implement and 
execute of virtual reality experiments for  the  validation  of (deep)  
learning  and  Bayesian models  of  human  behavior  and perception and/or to 
develop,  implement  and  analyze these  models.  Contributions  to scientific 
publications and regular and active participation in the CRC’s scientific 
program are required.
More details about the project's research directions can be found in these 


 The position is offered for a period of 36 month,assuming the candidate has 
not previously spent time as a PhD student elsewhere. The starting date is as 
soon as possible.The position is part-time (65 %of regular working hours) with 
salary and benefits commensurate with a public service position in the state 
Hesse, Germany (TV-H E13, 65 %). The position is a part of the project 
C6(sensorimotor primitives) of the DFG-funded 

 *** Collaborative Research Center CRC/TRR 135 “Cardinal Mechanisms of 
Perception” *** 

More Information on the CRC can be found at http://www.allpsych.uni-giessen.de/sfb/index_en.html.
 Formal  requirements  are  a  qualified  degree  in  psychology,  cognitive  
science,  computer  science, engineering  or  physics  (Master,  Diploma,  or  
comparable)  as  well  as  demonstrable  programming experience in a high-
level language, e.g. Python. We expect you to be interested in the topic of 
the project  (to  be  documented  in  a  motivation  letter  (1  page  max),  
in  which  you  may  refer  to  prior experiences, for instance, a 
thematically pertinent thesis, student research assistant positions, etc.), 
developing  virtual-reality  scenarios  and  technology  for  research  
purposes  as  well  as  quantitative modeling. Advantageous qualifications are 
prior exposure to machine learning, Bayesian statistics, experience  with  
human  behavioral  experiments  as  well  as  willingness  to  acquire  basic  
German language skills.
 The full job advert can be found at 
 Please send your application (including a project-specific motivation letter 
in English, copies of relevant diplomas, curriculum vitae and  contact details 
of two potential referees)  mentioning reference no. fb04-0013-wmz-2020 only 
as a *single* PDF file to dominik.endres at uni-marburg.de before May 15, 2020.
 Feel  free  to  contact Prof.  Dr.  Dominik  Endres, 
mailto:dominik.endres at uni-marburg.de for  more information.

Prof. Dr. Dominik Endres
AE Theoretische Neurowissenschaft
Allgemeine und Biologische Psychologie
FB Psychologie, Gutenbergstr 18, 35032 Marburg, Germany 
Tel. +49-(0)6421-28-23818

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