[visionlist] Assistant/associate job opening with tenure in perception/cognition

The Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception (LPP) associated with Université Paris Descartes and the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) will be inviting applications for a full-time appointment at the assistant/associate professor level with lifetime tenure (maître de conferences). The expected employment date is September 1, 2016.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent and a demonstrated ability to pursue an independent research program. Applications are open mainly to candidates working in the fields covered by the research in our lab, namely perception (mostly vision), perception-and-action, and language (please consult our website at http://ift.tt/XiQzis) but other related fields may be considered. Within these fields candidates’ research can address perceptual and cognitive processes in adults and/or infants/children, in either typical or atypical subjects. The methods used may include behavior and psychophysics, imagery, and/or EEG, as well as computational and modeling techniques. 

The successful candidate will participate in teaching at both the master (Master en sciences cognitives, Master biologie cellulaire, physiologie et pathologie) and undergraduate (BSc in biomedical sciences), including courses covering general cognitive processes in adults and/or infants, an introduction to their basic neurophysiological substrates, as well as methodology (statistics, programming, etc.). A mastery of French sufficient for teaching is obligatory.

Our laboratory is situated in the medical school of the Université Paris Descartes, in the center of Paris. Salary depends on professional experience, and includes generous social benefits.

Applicant Instructions:

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest (including a statement of research interests and evidence of excellence in teaching), a current CV, representative publications, and the names of at least three scholars familiar with their research and/or teaching. At this initial, informal stage this information is for the members of the LPP. Other documents will be required for the official application.

More details on the official submission process will be available once the opening is officially published, which will be in late December 2015 or early January 2016 and will be closed by the end of February. The reason for the present early announcement is that the candidate must first obtain a French “Qualification aux fonctions de maître de conférences” for university teaching. The deadline for this separate application will be October 22, 2015. Details (in French) can be found here:


The university commission may waive this preselection process for some outstanding candidates. However, this decision typically occurs only in early March so that candidates having applied without a qualification take the risk of being disqualified before the beginning of the selection process proper.

Questions should be addressed to Mark Wexler: mark.wexler.job2016@gmail.com


[visionlist] CFP: Workshop on Personal Visualization: Exploring Data in Everyday Life


Workshop on Personal Visualization: Exploring Data in Everyday Life
(In conjunction with IEEE VIS 2015, Oct 25th or 26th, Chicago, IL)


*** Paper Submissions due August 31st, 2015 ***


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[visionlist] OSA Fall Vision Meeting, Abstract deadline EXTENDED to Wednesday August 5, 11:59 PM EDT


abstract submission deadline is fast approaching for the 15th
Annual Optical Society Vision Meeting, scheduled to take place at
the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, California from the 16th to the 18th
of October, 2015. The meeting website is: http://ift.tt/1DDimsc

submission deadline is EXTENDED to 11:59 PM EDT on Wednesday
August 5, 2015. (http://ift.tt/1GvjUpg) Registration is now open!!! 
Please note that the early-bird registration deadline
is SEPTEMBER 4, 2015.  Information
about registration fees, evening events and hotel
accommodations is available on the meeting website.Since 2001, the OSA Vision
Meeting has grown as a high-quality, low-cost conference
focused on all aspects of the visual system. This year, we
are excited to host the meeting in San Jose.  We are
fortunate to have generous support from OSA.This year’s meeting includes
four invited sessions, three contributed talk sessions,
and a variety of contributed poster presentations. The
confirmed program of invited speakers is listed below and
may be found on-line (http://ift.tt/1HjSF55).


are pleased to announce that Professor Donald MacLeod, from
University of California, San Diego has been chosen to deliver
this year’€™s Boynton Lecture, named in honor of Robert M.


year will also feature “The Classics of Vision Science”
session in which four distinguished vision scientists will
each present one of their classic papers.  This year we are honored
to have Celeste McCollough Howard, Norma Graham, Colin
Blakemore and Julie Schnapf taking part in this event.


look forward to welcoming you in San Jose!
Jeff Mulligan (NASA Ames Research Center, Chair, 2015 Local
Organizing Committee)Jennifer Hunter (University of
Rochester, Chair, OSA Vision and Color Division)

[visionlist] Post-doctoral Positions in Visual Behaviour and Modelling at the University of Cambridge

Applications are invited for two post-doctoral Research
Assistant/Associate positions based at the University of Cambridge
under the supervision of Dr Paul Bays. The successful candidates will
work on a Wellcome Trust funded research project investigating how
neural noise influences human perception and action. The research
combines behavioural testing of visual working memory, visual
attention and decision-making with numerical modelling of underlying
cognitive and neural processes. The researchers will design, conduct
and analyze research on this project in consultation with Dr Bays, and
write and communicate results as scientific papers and in scientific
presentations at national and international conferences.

Applicants should have (or be about to receive) a PhD in neuroscience,
cognitive science, experimental psychology, physics, mathematics,
computer science or other relevant subject, with a strong analytical
background. Programming experience with Matlab, C or equivalent is
essential. Expertise with Bayesian techniques, neural network models,
diffusion decision models or reinforcement learning is an advantage.
Applicants will need to demonstrate a record of research success and
the ability to work creatively and independently.

The salary range if appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Associate is
£28,695 – £37,394 per annum and the salary range if appointed as a
Research Assistant is £24,775 – £28,695 per annum with promotion to
Postdoctoral Research Associate on attainment of PhD.

The posts are available from 1 October 2015 for a period of 12 months
in the first instance.

Further information may be downloaded via the University website.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application
process please contact Dr Paul Bays (pmb20@cam.ac.uk). More
information is available at http://ift.tt/1OQEK88.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about
the role, please visit: http://ift.tt/1DbXe1x. This will
take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages.
There you will need to click on the ‘Apply online’ button and register
an account with the University’s Web Recruitment System (if you have
not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of
opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all
employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Please quote reference PJ06669 on your application and in any
correspondence about this vacancy.

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