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[visionlist] CFP: 4th Int. Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding (HBU’2013) – Extended Deadline for Submissions

Dear colleagues,

We have received many requests for deadline extension, particularly from colleagues at the CVPR. Please find the updated CFP for the Human Behavior Understanding Workshop below. The deadline is extended to 5th of July.




[visionlist] British Congress of Optometry and Vision Science (BCOVS)


Abstract submission deadline : Monday 5th August 2013.
Registration deadline: Monday 26th August 2013

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the British Congress of Optometry and Vision Science (BCOVS) on 9/10th September 2013 at Glasgow Caledonian University. This meeting aims to bring together individual researchers and their research groups through a broad range of studies and techniques that reflect the diversity and originality of all aspects of vision research.

This year’s Plenary Lecture kindly sponsored by Cambridge Research Systems will be given by Professor Dennis Levi, UC Berkeley.

Further details can be found at the following http://bcovs2013.eventbrite.com

We would be very grateful if you could forward this information to any interested parties in your respective departments.

We look forward to seeing you in Glasgow in September.

Glasgow Caledonian University is a registered Scottish charity, number SC021474

Winner: Times Higher Education’s Widening Participation Initiative of the Year 2009 and Herald Society’s Education Initiative of the Year 2009.

Winner: Times Higher Education’s Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers of the Year 2010, GCU as a lead with Universities Scotland partners.

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[visionlist] Post-doc position (1-4 years) on large scale object class detection

The Vision Group (http://vision.cs.tut.fi) at the Department of Signal
Processing, Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Finland, is looking
for a


Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is an active scientific
community of 2,000 employees and more than 10,000 students. The
University operates in the form of a foundation and has a
long-standing tradition of collaboration with other research
institutions and business life. Many of the fields of research and
study represented at the University play a key role in addressing
global challenges. International collaboration is an inherent part
of all the University’s activities. Welcome to join us at TUT!

Department of Signal Processing is part of the Faculty of Computing and
Electrical Engineering. Signal processing has been chosen as one of the
strategic top fields of research in TUT and twice elected as Academy
of Finland Centre of Excellence. 200 people work in the Department
and nearly half of our personnel come from countries outside of Finland.
Our Department has an international and relaxed atmosphere.

Job description:

[visionlist] Lab Manager Position – Stephen Mitroff’s lab @ Duke University

Announcing a full-time lab manager position in Stephen Mitroff’s Visual Cognition Lab at Duke University and his Raleigh Durham Visual Applied Research Center at RDU airport. Research projects focus on individual differences in, and the malleability of, visual perception and attention. Study topics include what makes one individual a better visual searcher than another, how visual search abilities can be enhanced and trained, and how visual cognition can be altered through prior experiences and training regimens. This position is partially funded by the Department of Homeland Security, and the research program focuses on several applied topics including military and security searches. As the research involves potential access to Sensitive and Secure Information, the position is only open to US citizens. You must be able to pass a minimal background check for access to secure areas at Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU).

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree and basic computer skills (proficient Excel skills are needed and Matlab programming knowledge is a plus). Duties include recruiting and running subjects, managing undergraduate research assistants, orchestrating dozens of projects conducted by postdocs, graduate students and undergraduate researchers, overseeing day-to-day operations, helping with IRB protocols, and helping with data analysis. Part of the project involves testing TSA personnel at RDU airport, so access to a car is needed (it is a 20-minute drive from Duke). This position includes the opportunity to pursue a variety of research opportunities that can result in authorship on academic publications (the previous lab manager is an author on several projects).

Superb organizational skills are a must, as the position requires simultaneously overseeing several projects and maintaining a large corpus of data on individual differences measures. Preference will be given to those with prior related research experiences and/or an interest in future research. The position is to start in August 2013 (with some flexibility), and a one-year commitment is required (with the possibility of additional time). Interested applicants should email Stephen Mitroff at mitroff@duke.edu and include a CV/Resume and the names and contact information for 2 references. Information about the research program can be seen here: http://www.mitrofflab.org

[visionlist] PhD Position Offered

PhD studentship in visual attention and emotion at Swansea University.

Applications are invited for a three-year fully funded PhD studentship working with Dr. Stephen Johnston at Swansea University on a project investigating the interaction of emotion and attention. The PhD research is funded by the Ministry of Defence – Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), and aims to use eye tracking techniques to investigate the way that consciously and non-consciously perceived threatening visual stimuli are processed under conditions of physiological stress. The PhD will, in the first instance involve eye tracking, and behavioural experiments, although there is scope to undertake both neuroimaging, spectroscopy and EEG experiments as part of the PhD, through connections to the Swansea Inter-disciplinary Neuroimaging Group http://psy.swan.ac.uk/SING/Web. For more information about the funder (MoD, DSTL) visit: https://www.dstl.gov.uk

The PhD start date would be October 2013. Applicants should have a UK/EU nationality and a first-class degree or Masters degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Psychology, Neuroscience). Additionally, students from a technical, non-psychology background will be considered, providing evidence of interest in vision science . The PhD work would require good programming skills (e.g. in Matlab or Python) as well as strong written and verbal communication skills.

For more information or to apply e-mail Stephen Johnston s.j.johnston@swansea.ac.uk attaching a CV and a supplementary personal statement explaining why they wish to apply for this studentship. The CV must state the degree class achieved and any relevant research assistant experience. The CV should also include the name and contacts for two academic references that may be approached at the interview stage.

The closing date for applications is July 7, 2013. 

[visionlist] postdoc in infant attention and learning at MRC CBU, Cambridge

Hi please see below, and please forward on to anybody who might be interested… 

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit – Cambridge

Postdoctoral Scientist

The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBSU) is an internationally renowned research institute with state-of-the-art cognitive neuroscience facilities.

Applicants are invited for a Postdoctoral Scientist to join a longitudinal study that uses targeted cognitive training to examine the relationship between executive functions, autonomic arousal and learning. The post holder will design experimental presentation
and data analysis scripts. The main focus of this post will be conducting microdynamic interaction analyses.  The post is envisaged to run from October 2013 to September 2014. 

You will have, or be in the final stages of obtaining, a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, medicine, computer science or a related discipline, with experience of scientific research involving human participants and knowledge of programming (especially Matlab)
or high-level mathematics.  Some experience of working with infants or children and experience of signal or image processing is desirable.

The starting salary will be in the range of £26,282 – £28,083 per annum, depending upon qualifications and experience. We offer a flexible pay and reward policy, 30 days annual leave entitlement, and an optional MRC final salary Pension Scheme. On site
car and bicycle parking is available.

For informal enquiries, contact Sam Wass by email: sam.wass@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk. 

Applications are handled by the RCUK Shared Services Centre; to apply please visit our job board at http://www.topcareer.jobs/ and complete an online application form.  Applicants who would like to receive this
advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867003. Please quote reference number IRC99094.

Closing date: 19th July 2013

This position is subject to pre-employment screening

The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer


[visionlist] PhD position on brain bases of observational learning

Dear Colleagues,

I am currently looking for a talented student to join the Social Brain in Action Laboratory (SoBA Lab) at Bangor University to study the brain and behavioural bases of observational learning. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to combine advanced fMRI approaches with behavioural training paradigms to study how we learn by watching others as adolescents, young adults, and older adults.  This PhD studentship is fully funded for an outstanding candidate from any country. The closing date for applications is Friday, 19 July 2013.

Information about the project and the SoBA Lab may be found here: http://www.soba-lab.com/vacancies_esc.html

Full details about how to apply for the post are here:  http://www.bangor.ac.uk/psychology/postgraduate/cross.php.en

I would greatly appreciate it if you could pass this e-mail along to any suitable candidates.

many thanks,



Dr. Emily S. Cross

Senior LecturerSocial Brain in Action LaboratorySchool of Psychology, Bangor UniversityBangor, GwyneddLL57 2ASNorth Wales+44 1248 38 3274e.cross@bangor.ac.ukhttp://www.soba-lab.com/


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