[visionlist] 14 VISTA Post-Doc Awards at York University

Postdoctoral Awards Available
at York University

The Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA) program seeks
applications for up
to 14 Postdoctoral Awards at York University, Toronto, Canada. The
topic of
research must fall within VISTA’s mandate, which is to support
fundamental and
applied vision research that combines biological and computational
and has translational potential for health, industry, or other

VISTA is a program funded by the Canada
First Research
Excellence Fund that will enable York University, and its
partners, to
accelerate York’s already world-class vision research. VISTA
involves five York
faculties, seven research centers (including the Centre for Vision
and over 50 partners in the international research community and
non-academic sectors
such as healthcare and private industry.

VISTA Fellows require a PhD or equivalent
degree in a
discipline appropriate for the VISTA program (e.g., psychology,
computer science, engineering, philosophy, film, or a medical
discipline). The
PhD or equivalent degree must be completed by the start date, and
held no
longer than three years prior to expected start date.  Applicants must be sponsored
by at least one
proposed supervisor from this list of VISTA core
faculty.  Fellowships
will be awarded competitively
based on the strength of the candidate, the strength of the
research proposal,
and fit with the goals of the VISTA program. Up to fourteen
candidates will be
awarded a minimum salary of $55,000 CAD/year plus benefits for up
to two years (with
a possibility to reapply for an additional year) and will each
receive an
annual allowance of $7,500/year for research and $1,000/year for
networking and
meetings. For complete applications procedures, see the VISTA website.

Closing date for the competition: April 10,
2017 and Sept 6,

applications from all qualified individuals, including
individuals within the
University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with
members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons,
individuals of diverse
gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the
Human Rights
Code. The VISTA Team is committed to equity and diversity across
the program,
and to a positive and supportive environment.  


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