[visionlist] PhD Position in binocular rivalry

Zaretskaya, Natalia (natalia.zaretskaya@uni-graz.at) natalia.zaretskaya at uni-graz.at
Fri Jun 12 10:50:23 -04 2020

Dear all,

We are looking for a doctoral student to work on a project related to transitions in binocular rivalry at the University of Graz, Austria. You will find the official job ad below.


Dr. Natalia Zaretskaya
Institute of Psychology, University of Graz
Universitaetsplatz 2
8010 Graz
+43 316 380 - 5117
natalia.zaretskaya at uni-graz.at<mailto:natalia.zaretskaya at uni-graz.at>

The Independent research group “Neural basis of subjective visual experience”
(PI: Natalia Zaretskaya) at the Institute of Psychology of the University of Graz is looking for a

Doctoral Candidate
within the framework of the FWF funded project
„Investigation of transitions in binocular rivalry“
(Project-Assistant; 30 hours a week; fixed-term employment initially for 1 year with a possibility of extension for up to 3.5 years in total)

Your duties

• Writing a dissertation and publishing activities related to the topic of the project

• Participation in planning, preparing and conducting experiments, data analysis

• Preparing scientific manuscripts and publications

• Participation in scientific conferences and workshops

• Contribution to supervising scientific thesis

Your profile

• Master’s degree or diploma in psychology, biology, neuroscience, medicine computer science or similar fields

• Excellent English skills

• Interest in the topic of the project and in vision/neuroscience research in general

• Scientific curiosity, ability and readiness to learn new things

• Excellent organization, communication and social skills, independence, reliability

• Preferably sound knowledge in conducting/analyzing behavioral experiments and programming skills (MATLAB, Python, etc.)

• Preferably sound knowledge of the visual system

Our offer
The project provides an opportunity to learn vision research techniques, while addressing exciting scientific questions related to consciousness research. You will join a young team of 3 other doctoral students and 2 RAs. The project is dedicated to a detailed investigation of transition phases in binocular rivalry: their phenomenology within the population and across the lifespan, as well as experimental factors that affect their appearance. Project-related publications:
•       Jusyte*, A., Zaretskaya*, N., Höhnle, N.M., Bartels, A., Schönenberg, M., 2018. Binocular rivalry transitions predict inattention symptom severity in adult ADHD. Eur. Arch. Psychiatry Clin. Neurosci. 268, 373–382. doi:10.1007/s00406-017-0790-1

•       Zaretskaya Natalia and Narinyan Marine (2014) Introspection, attention or awareness? The role of the frontal lobe in binocular rivalry. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8(527) 1-2.

•       Zaretskaya* Natalia, Thielscher* Axel, Logothetis Nikos K and Bartels Andreas (November 2010) Disrupting Parietal Function Prolongs Dominance Durations in Binocular Rivalry. Current Biology 20(23) 2106-2111.

•       Zaretskaya Natalia and Bartels Andreas (2013) Perceptual effects of stimulating V5/hMT+ during binocular rivalry are state specific. Current Biology 23:R919–R920.

More information is available at https://sites.google.com/view/natalia-zaretskaya/home

Salary scheme is according to the FWF scale for doctoral candidates

Minimum salary
The minimum salary according to FWF is EUR 2,205.60 gross/month.

Application Deadline: 22.06.2020

Application documents, including:
•       Motivation Letter
•       CV
•       Relevant diplomas/graduation certificates with grade transcripts
•       Contact information of two referees who would be willing to provide a reference letter upon request
Should be sent to Natalia.Zaretskaya at uni-graz.at<mailto:Natalia.Zaretskaya at uni-graz.at>

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