[Comp-neuro] Computational/Experimental Postdoc position at Penn State

Brad Wyble bwyble at gmail.com
Tue Apr 16 07:20:34 CEST 2013


The laboratory of Brad Wyble at the Pennsylvania State University (
http://www.bradwyble.com/Labpage), invites applications for a new
postdoctoral position. This laboratory uses a multi-disciplinary approach
centered around computational neuroscience, with an aim to understand how
visual input is converted into robust mental representations that can
inform subsequent cognitive activity. The topics related to this aim
include visual attention, attentional capture, encoding of working and
visual short-term memory (VSTM), the attentional blink, and repetition
blindness. The lab’s research program develops and tests neural simulations
of vision and mental processes, using a variety of experimental techniques
that includes psychophysics, eye tracking and EEG.

The ideal applicant has a PhD in psychology, computer science, or a related
field, a background that includes several years of computer programming
experience (especially Matlab), a strong publication record, and an
interest in understanding the mechanisms of vision, attention, and visual
forms of memory. Applicants without specific expertise in vision science or
modeling will be considered, but candidates are expected to make a
commitment to gain expertise in these areas. The research will involve a
combination of computational and empirical research, informed by data from
psychophysics, EEG, eye tracking, and/or FMRI. Possibilities also exist for
the development of artificial vision applications through an existing
collaboration with partners in the Applied Research Lab here at Penn State.

The initial appointment will be for one year, with a strong possibility of
renewal for a second year. Salary and benefits follow NSF/NIH guidelines.
The search is open to all eligible candidates regardless of citizenship.
Applicants should submit an online application at
http://www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/  (PSU Job Number 39244) and should
include a CV, several reprints, and a 1-2 page statement of research
interests. This statement should describe the candidate's goals for
research and training during a postdoctoral position, including previous
experience. Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation
to be sent separately to wyblepostdoc at gmail.com. If unable to submit
electronically, please send application materials to Brad Wyble, 140 Moore
Building, University Park, PA 16802.
Review of applications will begin immediately. We will consider
applications until the position is filled. We encourage applications from
individuals of diverse backgrounds. Employment will require successful
completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and
diversity of its workplace.

-- 
Brad Wyble
Assistant Processor
Psychology Department
Penn State University
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