[visionlist] PhD-stipend in Perception, Neuroscience, fMRI, at University of Wollongong, Australia,

PhD-stipend at University of Wollongong, Australia

A fully funded PhD position is available on
Perception and High Resolution fMRI of Early Visual Cortex. It will be starting
ass soon as possible in the lab of Mark Schira at the University of Wollongong.
 (http://ift.tt/2l2Xsjt)

Topics

The research topic will focus on
Retinotopic Mapping and modeling of early visual cortex. We have developed a
complete simulation from visual stimulus to predicted BOLD responses (stimBOLD,
http://ift.tt/2kyTbat), and the student
will work on testing and improving of the model using high resolution fMRI and
modeling.

Expression of Interest


Email a single pdf to mschira@uow.edu.au,
containing the following:

1.    
A short 1-2-page synopsis/cover
letter of your research experience and interests

2.    
Your Honour/Master thesis or
equivalent

3.    
your CV, full academic records

4.    
two addresses for a reference

 

Applications will be considered until a
suitable candidate is found.

Eligibility

The scholarship is open equally to domestic
and international applicants, international applicants should be aware of the
English requirements of UOW.  Applicants
should possess a Bachelor of Honours or a Masters degree in psychology,
neuroscience, biomedical engineering, biophysics, computer science or related
disciplines. The successful applicant should demonstrate excellent research
capability.

Selection criteria

1.    
An Honours degree or equivalent
(i.e. a 4-year Bachelor degree with high GPA), or a Masters degree.

2.    
Good oral and written communication
skills (English).

3.    
Programming skills (MATLAB, C
or C++ or similar)

4.    
Research experience with either
fMRI or vision science.

Remuneration


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

Wollongong

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 community.

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