[Comp-neuro] PhD student positions in naturalistic visuomotor behavior

Constantin Rothkopf rothkopf at fias.uni-frankfurt.de
Wed May 21 22:22:33 CEST 2014

Applications are invited for two PhD student positions in the lab of 
Constantin Rothkopf at the Technical University Darmstadt. The lab 
focuses on experimental and computational approaches to further the 
understanding of naturalistic, sequential visuomotor behavior in humans. 
Current topics include:
- statistics of visuomotor behavior in naturalistic tasks,
- image statistics in natural visuomotor behavior,
- inverse-optimal-control models of human locomotion behavior,
- optimal control models of interception behavior,
- credit assignment in modular reinforcement learning models,
- eye-movements in naturalistic tasks.
For further information refer to the website:

Ph.D. position applicants need to have a Master's degree in cognitive 
science, computer science, psychology or related fields. In addition to 
a general interest in experimental psychology, cognitive science, 
computational science, and interdisciplinary research, the ideal 
candidate has a background in eye-tracking or virtual reality 
technology. Experience with programming (e.g. Matlab, Python, C++) is 
inevitable. Analytical aptitude as well as awareness of experimental 
literature is expected.

Informal inquiries may be made to Constantin Rothkopf at 
rothkopf at psychologie.tu-darmstadt.de. In your application please include 
a brief (max. 2 pages) cover letter explaining your research interests, 
what you are looking for in a PhD, why you would like to study in the 
lab, your longer term career goals, and contact information for 2-3 
references. Applications may be submitted to the Dean of the Department 
of Human Sciences of the Technical University Darmstadt, Alexanderstraße 
10, 64283 Darmstadt, in electronic form as a single pdf document via 
e-mail at: dekanat at humanw.tu-darmstadt.de.
More details are available at:
PhD position (ref.-no. 170)

The Technical University Darmstadt strives for an increase in the number 
of women in academic employment. Women are therefore especially 
encouraged to apply and will be preferentially considered under the 
condition of equal qualification. Disabled candidates are given 
preference under the provision of equal qualification.

Prof. Constantin A. Rothkopf, PhD
Technical University Darmstadt & FIAS
phone: +49 6151 16-76084 mailto:rothkopf at psychologie.tu-darmstadt.de
fax:   +49 6151 16-6943  http://www.pip.tu-darmstadt.de/

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