[Comp-neuro] modelling post-doc

Richard Shillcock rcs at inf.ed.ac.uk
Wed Sep 20 12:06:30 CEST 2006


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the cognitive  
modelling of complex eye-movement data collected during the reading of  
text. The post will involve some participation in the collecting of  
data, but will principally be concerned with the modelling of the data  
according to anatomical and cognitive constraints.

The position is attached to a project "Sources of Linguistic Control  
over Eye Movements". The work is funded by the UK Economic and Social  
Research Council (ESRC) as part of a Pan-European Programme involving  
research groups in Edinburgh and Dundee, working in collaboration with  
colleagues in Potsdam and Salzburg.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the day-to-day conduct  
of the project in Edinburgh and will also work with the grant-holders  
on the modelling and on the design and analysis of experimental  
studies. He or she should ideally already possess a doctoral degree and  
have a background in mathematical/statistical/computational modelling.  
Competence in eye tracking and knowledge of the literature concerning  
eye-movements and reading would be an advantage, but experience with  
MATLAB is more important. The post is based in Edinburgh, but close  
working relationships will be established with other members of the  
Programme (in particular, in Dundee, but also in Potsdam and Salzburg).
The position is available now and is tenable until 31st August 2009
Informal enquires or requests for more information may be directed in  
the first instance to Dr Richard Shillcock (rcs at inf.ed.ac.uk).

Click for further particulars:
http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/vacancies/index.cfm? 
fuseaction=vacancies.detail&vacancy_ref=3006382

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  Dr. Richard Shillcock
  School of Informatics
  University of Edinburgh
  2 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LW UK
  MAIL : Richard.Shillcock at ed.ac.uk
  VOICE : +44 (131) 650 4425
  FAX : +44 (131) 650 6626
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  and

  School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
  7 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ UK
  VOICE : +44 (131) 650 3453
  FAX : +44 (131) 650 3461

Please visit the "Language at Edinburgh" website
http://www.hcrc.ed.ac.uk/language-at-edinburgh/
and also that of our research group CCCP
http://anc.ed.ac.uk/cccp
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