[visionlist] PhD on “High Resolution fMRI of Early Visual Cortex” in Wollongong, Australia

A fully funded PhD position is available on High Resolution
fMRI of Early Visual Cortex, in Wollongong, Australia. It will be starting on
the 27.02.2017, in the lab of Dr. Mark Schira at the University of Wollongong.



The research topic will focus around one of the following
topics: High resolution fMRI, retinotopic organization of early visual cortex,
foveal vision, laminar BOLD responses, contour perception, modeling of visual
cortex organization.



The scholarship is open to both domestic and international
applicants. Applicants should possess a Bachelor or Masters degree in psychology,
neuroscience, biomedical engineering, biophysics, computer science or related
disciplines. The successful applicant should demonstrate excellent research
capability, and strong analytical and communication skills.


Selection criteria

An Honours degree or equivalent (i.e. a 4-year
Bachelor degree with high GPA), or a Masters degree.

Good oral and written communication skills

Programming skills (MATLAB, C or C++ or similar)

Research experience with either fMRI or vision



This is a 3.5-year scholarship; it includes a standard
living stipend of $25,849 per year and a tuition award.


Expression of Interest

Email a single pdf containing your CV, full academic
records, a 1-2-page synopsis of your research experience and interests leading
to potential PhD topics, and a sample publication or research report as soon as
possible to mschira@uow.edu.au.



The lovely campus of the University of Wollongong is
situated between the mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Wollongong combines easy
access to Sydney, pristine nature and beaches, an affordable study environment
and a welcoming environment and community.


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