[Comp-neuro] Open position - High resolution fMRI of bistable perception

Tomas Knapen tknapen at gmail.com
Wed Mar 1 14:35:20 CET 2017

Open position - High resolution fMRI of bistable perception

Our lab at the *Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam* <http://vu.nl/> has an
opening to be filled by either a PhD student (4 years) or junior PostDoc
(2-3 years), financed by an NWO-CAS grant

*Outline of research project*

In this project, we will study the interplay between top-down and bottom-up
processing in perceptual bistability using functional imaging of cortical
laminae at 7T. This project will answer cognitive neuroscience questions
from a systems neuroscience perspective. The project involves mathematical
modelling of behaviour, detailed psychophysics and eye tracking, as well as
the development of state-of-the-art analysis techniques for submillimeter
resolution functional imaging. Therefore, the successful applicant will
have a background in computation, be a fluent programmer and preferably
have experience with high-resolution functional imaging.

The project is a collaboration with the Zhang lab at the Chinese Academy of
Science, Beijing and the He lab at the University of Minnesota, and will
involve regular travel between these labs.

*Information & Application*

Feel free to contact Tomas Knapen <tknapen at gmail.com> for informal
inquiries. More information on bistable perception can be found in our
soon-to-appear review of the topic on the Annual Reviews of Psychology
<http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/10.1146/annurev-psych-010417-085944>. The
lab website can be found at tknapen.github.io, and we are part of the cognitive
psychology group <http://vupsy.nl/> in the department of Behavioural and
Movement Sciences at the VU.

A formal application should contain a CV, two-page statement of interest
and two names of persons that can provide letters of recommendation, and be
sent to Barbara Goudriaan
<>, with reference
number 00034515 in the subject line of the application email. We will
entertain applications continuously from now.

*Further particulars *

The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic
personnel. As an indication, this is a minimum of €2191 gross per month for
a PhD position, and €2717 for a PostDoc position, depending on experience.

The appointment will be initially for 1 year. After satisfactory evaluation
of the initial appointment, it will be extended. You can find information
about benefits of employment at www.workingatvu.nl



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*Tomas Knapen*     Assistant Professor  *@*   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- Cognitive Psychology <http://www.vupsy.nl/>
*Contact*     tknapen at gmail.com   ||  +31 6 34091812
*Web*     Lab website <http://tknapen.net/tknapen/>    ||   GitHub profile
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