[visionlist] Psychology Ph.D. Research Fellowship at Utah State

Dr. Kerry Jordan is seeking a new Ph.D. student to join an innovative research program investigating effects of environment on cognition. Her Multisensory Cognition Lab works to better understand human development across the fields of cognitive, neuroscientific, and environmental psychology.

As part of the Presidential Doctoral Research Fellows program at Utah State University, Dr. Jordan will award one fellowship to a doctoral candidate in the Psychology Department beginning in Fall 2016. Fellowship benefits include: $20,000/year stipend, four-year full tuition award, intensive grant-writing workshop, and one-on-one support from the university’s Associate Vice President for Research.

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Jordan directly at kerry.jordan@usu.edu and plan to apply to the Psychology Ph.D. program at Utah State University (http://ift.tt/1Xt3uuZ), located in a spectacular mountain setting.

Kerry Jordan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
473 EDUC
2810 Old Main Hill
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322
kerry.jordan@usu.edu
tel: 435-797-2797


[visionlist] PhD positions in Pscyhology/Cognitive Neuroscience at University of Nevada, Reno

Dear Colleagues,

 

—Please share the message below with anyone who might be interested—

 

The
Cognitive and Brain Sciences division of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), invites applications from individuals with interests in Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. Students can apply either through Psychology
( http://ift.tt/1PWHynP),
or through UNR’s new Graduate Program in
Integrative Neuroscience ( http://ift.tt/1jv9Rva).

The following labs are currently accepting graduate student applications:

 

Michael Webster ( http://ift.tt/1PWHx3k)

Michael Crognale ( http://ift.tt/1PWHynR)

Jeffrey Hutsler ( http://ift.tt/1jv9P6E)

Marian Berryhill ( http://ift.tt/1PWHynT)

Jacqueline Snow ( http://ift.tt/1jv9P6G)

Fang Jiang ( http://ift.tt/1PWHyE9)

Lars Strother ( http://ift.tt/1jv9PmU)

  

Our graduate students study perception, attention and memory using behavioral methods with neurotypicals and
impaired individuals, and various types of neuroimaging through the Center for Integrative Neuroscience (http://ift.tt/1PWHzYM).

UNR is located in close proximity to Lake Tahoe and other spectacular outdoor environments, and it is only a
few hours driving from San Francisco.


[visionlist] Research assistant position at University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Research assistant position

 

University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis), College of Medicine, Department of Neurology invites applications for a research assistant position. The successful
candidate will be responsible for performing research investigating the impact of learning and experience in the human brain. Specifically, studying the neural representations of body parts, faces, and objects along the ventral and dorsal pathways, the interaction
between these pathways and how those representations are modified by learning (e.g. identity, spatial location, viewpoint) and experience (e.g. plasticity in amputees with phantom pain, brain lesion). Funding comes from the United States Department of Defense
via the Henry M. Jackson Foundation to Dr. Annie Chan and Dr. Jack Tsao. Successful candidate will primarily work with Dr. Annie Chan.

 

 

Responsibilities:

Candidate should have the ability to run neuroimaging and behavioral experiments, perform basic data analysis, and to provide assistance to other members in the lab.

 

Requirements:

– A bachelor degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, engineering or related field 

– Evidence of good computer skills

– Some experience in programming (e.g. Matlab, Python, Bash/TCSH scripting) and fMRI analysis tools (e.g. AFNI, Freesurfer, SPM, FSL) is a plus but not necessary

– Good communication skills (written and oral) are necessary

 

Resources:

– Eye-tracking device, Eye-link II with a scene camera

– 3T Siemens intra-operative MRI scanner, with a 32-channel coil

– Access to other research facilities such as MEG, HD-EEG, ECOG, and TMS

 

Salary: University of Tennessee offers a competitive salary and a complete range of employee benefits.

 

Starting Date: Summer 2016

Interested individuals should e-mail an application package, including their curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing their current and future research program,
as well as three reference letters to Dr. Annie Chan wchan2@uthsc.edu by February 29, 2016, at the latest. 


[visionlist] Post-doctoral researcher position at University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Post-doctoral researcher position

 

University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis), College of Medicine, Department of Neurology invites applications for a post-doctoral researcher position
with specializations in neuro-imaging and psychophysics research. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing research investigating the impact of learning and experience in the human brain. Specifically, studying the neural representations
of body parts, faces, and objects along the ventral and dorsal pathways, the interaction between these pathways and how those representations are modified by learning and experience (e.g. lost of input as a result of an amputation, phantom limb pain, brain
lesion). Funding comes from the United States Department of Defense via the Henry M. Jackson Foundation to Dr. Annie Chan and Dr. Jack Tsao. Successful candidate will primarily work with Dr. Annie Chan.

 

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be required to conduct research using at least one neuro-imaging tool (fMRI, MEG, EEG) or other research techniques (e.g. TMS, eye-tracking,
psychophysics). He/she should have to ability to setup neuroimaging and behavioral experiments, perform data analysis, and to provide assistance to other members in the lab. Experience in advanced imaging data analysis (e.g. MVPA, machine learning, receptive
field mapping) is a plus.

 

Requirements:

– PhD in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, engineering or related field 

– Strong research background in vision, motor, and/or somatosensory systems.

– Evidence of strong technical skills to utilize multi-disciplinary approach to conduct research

– Some experience in programming (e.g. Matlab, Python, Bash/TCSH scripting) and other analysis tools (e.g. AFNI, Freesurfer, SPM, FSL)

– Good communication skills (written and oral) are necessary

 

Resources:

– Eye-tracking device, Eye-link II with a scene camera

– 3T Siemens intra-operative MRI scanner, with a 32-channel coil

– Access to other research facilities such as MEG, HD-EEG, ECOG, and TMS

 

Salary: University of Tennessee offers a competitive salary and a complete range of employee benefits.

 

Starting Date: ASAP 2016

Interested individuals should e-mail an application package, including their curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing their current and future research program,
as well as three reference letters to Dr. Annie Chan wchan2@uthsc.edu by January 31, 2016.


[visionlist] €1 million Champalimaud Award may be within your reach


[visionlist] ARVO 2016: Abstract submission closes Friday


[visionlist] Fully funded PhD position at Bangor School of Psychology, Wales, UK

Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship (to start Oct 2016) in GRASP CONTROL IN TOOL USE, AND HAND-MOVEMENT DISORDERS. 

The project will be supervised by Dr Simon Watt from the School of Psychology, at Bangor University. Closing date for applications is January 31st 2016.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: 

The ease with which we grasp objects belies the complexity of the underlying computations, including the combination of signals from multiple sources (vision, proprioception, touch etc.). This project aims to probe these processes
in tool use, and in hand-movement disorders. These situations are not only interesting in their own right, but also provide natural ‘experiments’, in which hand control is altered.

The experiments will use a combination of motion capture, psychophysical methods, and patient studies. The patient studies will take place in collaboration with an orthopaedic hand surgeon from the local NHS health trust. There
may also be opportunities to collaborate on neuroimaging studies with other faculty members at Bangor.

LAB:

The project is part of ongoing research in the Visual Space Perception lab, which explores how we perceive the three-dimensional space around us, and control actions within it. The lab is housed in the School of Psychology at
Bangor University, which offers access to outstanding facilities for Cognitive Neuroscience. Furthermore, Bangor is situated in a beautiful region of North Wales close to Snowdonia National Park, which provides a wonderful natural backdrop to professional
life.

REQUIREMENTS: 

The successful applicant will have a first or upper second class (or equivalent) honours degree and/or an MSc in a relevant discipline (e.g. psychology, neuroscience, medical sciences, engineering science). Strong work ethic
and genuine enthusiasm for research are essential, as is the ability to work both independently and cooperatively. Quantitative research experience is necessary, and the willingness to learn programming (e.g. Matlab) is desirable. Prior experience with motion
capture would be beneficial, but is not required, as training will be provided.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: 

Open to UK/EU students only.

STIPEND: 

Covers full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus tax-free stipend of approx. £14772 per annum, and a research allowance of £750.  

GENERAL INFORMATION: 

PhD students are expected to contribute to teaching in the department.

FURTHER INFORMATION: 

Interested applicants should in the first instance contact Dr Simon Watt: s.watt@bangor.ac.uk. Please include your CV and brief summary of your research interests.

GENERAL ENQUIRIES: 

For general advice about how to apply and eligibility please contact Everil McQuarrie: e.mcquarrie@bangor.ac.uk

DEADLINE: 

Closing date for applications is January 31st, 2016. The studentship will start in October 2016.