NSF-funded post-doctoral researcher in visual cognition
Columbia, South Carolina, USA
University of South Carolina
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research position funded by the National Science Foundation available in John Henderson's Visual Cognition Lab. The lab houses state-of-the-art eyetracking facilities including eyetrackers interfaced with EEG and the Psychology Department’s fMRI scanner (3T Siemens Trio). The project will investigate gaze control during natural scene viewing.
Applicants should have a background in visual attention or visual cognition and an interest in eye movements and scene perception. Programming skills, familiarity with eyetracking data analysis methods, and knowledge of computational modeling are desirable. Candidates with a PhD in the cognitive sciences broadly defined (e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or a related field) are welcome to apply. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Initial appointment will be for one or two years with opportunity for extension to three years. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the funded project and to initiate new projects.
The University of South Carolina is the flagship research institution in South Carolina. The Department of Psychology has 36 tenure/tenure-track faculty members and is in the midst of substantial expansion in cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience. Columbia is the largest city in South Carolina and has an affordable cost of living. It is within easy reach of Charleston and the recreational opportunities offered by the Appalachian Mountains and the beaches of the southeast Atlantic coast.
The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.
Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis with a target start date of March 1, 2012. Informal inquiries and formal applications should be addressed to John Henderson (email@example.com). Formal applications should include CV, brief statement of research interests, and the names and email addresses of 3 referees.
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