[visionlist] Post-doctoral position at University of Cambridge (Paul Bays)

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral Research
Associate/Assistant position 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 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 post is available from 1 December 2016 until 30 November 2018 in
the first instance.

The salary range if appointed as a Research Associate is £28,982 –
£37,768 per annum and the salary range if appointed as Research
Assistant is £25,023 – £28,982 per annum with promotion to Research
Associate on attainment of PhD.

Further details may be downloaded from http://ift.tt/2ehjcZn

Inquiries about this post may be emailed to Dr Paul Bays: pmb20@cam.ac.uk


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