[visionlist] salaried PhD positions on visual attention in Amsterdam

Job title: Two PhD positions (promovendus) on visual attention
Date of publication: October 5, 2017
Closing date: November 9, 2017

Full advert on: http://ift.tt/2x5mKTL

VU Amsterdam is one of the leading institutions for higher education in Europe and aims to be inspiring, innovative, and committed to societal welfare. It comprises ten faculties and has teaching facilities for 25,000 students.  

Job description
The Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology is offering two 4-year PhD projects on visual attention (subject to one year probationary period). You will be working in the team led by Professor Chris Olivers. One project focuses on fMRI techniques to determine the relationship between population receptive field size and visual search behaviour, in collaboration with the SPINOZA imaging centre directed by Professor Serge Dumoulin. The other project focuses on EEG techniques to uncover the bottom-up and top-down signals for peripheral vision. You will be part of a diverse, supportive, and internationally renowned group of researchers investigating multiple aspects of visual attention and memory, using a range of advanced techniques. Project descriptions are available on request from c.n.l.olivers@vu.nl.

– The PhD student will conduct, under supervision, research into the relationship between, and the mechanisms behind, peripheral vision and attention in visual search.
– The PhD student will learn state of the art techniques, and follow necessary courses within local and national graduate schools.
– Promote team work with researchers working on similar projects.
– Present at national and international conferences
– Write high standard international peer-reviewed publications, as well as a PhD thesis complying with university standards.

– An MSc degree in cognitive psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, biomedical sciences or related field, with a *demonstrable* interest in psychophysics and/or the (electro)physiology of the visual system.
– Demonstrable technical skills, including proficient programming. Experience with packages like Matlab/R/Python is an advantage. For the EEG project, EEG or MEG experience is an advantage (but not required).
– Proficient English writing and presentation skills.
– Ability to work in a multidisciplinary research team.

Employment conditions
In the Netherlands, PhD positions are fully salaried jobs. You pay no tuition fee. You can find information about our employment conditions at http://www.workingatvu.nl. This includes:
– 4-year 1.0 fte research period, subject to one year probationary period (this means that a 1-year contract is followed by a 3-year contract after satisfactory assessment)
– Additional remuneration of 8.3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday allowance;
– solid pension scheme (ABP);

The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel, and amounts € 2.222 ,- gross per month in the first year up to € 2.840,- in the fourth year (salary scale 85, PhD) based on a full-time employment.

General information about the VU and the Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology and the Section Cognitive Psychology can be found on the websites: http://www.vu.nl or http://ift.tt/2yzZbDI; For specific information about the project, contact Prof. Chris Olivers, c.n.l.olivers@vu.nl. For specific information about the procedure, contact Ms Barbara Goudriaan, barbara.goudriaan@vu.nl.

To apply for this position, please send your letter of application, curriculum vitae, BA and MSc grade list, the name and contact details of two references, and if finished, your MSc thesis electronically, before the 9th of November 2017 to: Barbara Goudriaan, barbara.goudriaan@vu.nl . Late applications may be still accepted.


[visionlist] Job posting – Magic Leap is looking for a Software Programmer (Contractor)

Dear Vision Science community, 

Magic Leap is looking for a contractor software programmer to join our team of vision scientists. 
Job Description:The Quantified Experience (QX) team is seeking a software programmer with a background in computer graphics. The position involves responsibility for implementing software to be used in experiments on visual experiences of users.  We inform leadership and other teams on perceptual best practices and work closely with other departments such as Systems, Optical Engineering, Healthcare, Human Factors and UX/UI teams. We are looking for candidates who are creative, energetic team players who excel in a fast-paced, hands-on environment.Responsibilities:Implement various software tools and programs that will be used in (psychophysical) studies to investigate visual experiences.
Qualifications:Proficient writing software for Windows & LinuxProficient in bash programmingProficient in C++ and OpenGLExperience with Matlab and Psychtoolbox is preferredExperience with Unity and C# is a plusEducation:BS, Computer Science preferred or related If you are interested in this position please reach out to our team or apply online via this link. 

Gizem Rufo (Kucukoglu), Ph.D. – Research Scientist


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                      THE 25th KANIZSA LECTURE


                        (first announcement)


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Dear colleagues,


the Trieste Symposium on Perception and Cognition and the 25th Kanizsa Lecture will take place at the University of Trieste, November 17, 2017, starting at 9.00 am.


Traditionally, the Symposium is open to all perspectives and approaches, has no registration fee, and runs on an informal, relaxed pace.


This year the Kanizsa Lecture will be delivered by prof. Tim Shallice (University College London) on Friday 17 November, starting at 4.30 pm.


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The 25th Kanizsa Lecture


How disorders of supervisory processing relate to the overall organisation of mind


Tim Shallice

Emeritus Professor

University College London



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Besides the KL the Symposium will include workshops and talks on Friday, as well as a poster session during/after lunch.


If you wish to contribute a presentation, please submit your proposal by electronic mail to trieste.symposium@gmail.com (specifying whether you prefer a talk or poster). Each proposal should be submitted as an abstract (250-400 words). Proposal will be evaluated by a scientific committee.





More information about the program will follow.




Talk (in English):

15-20 minutes for each presentation (details will be communicated in the final program).


Posters (in English):

Posters will be grouped thematically and displayed for two hours. A surface extending 100 cm horizontally and 140 cm vertically will be available for each poster. Posters should be readable from a distance of two meters.

Paolo Bernardis

Carlo Fantoni


[visionlist] TeaP, 11.-14.03.2018 in Marburg

Dear colleagues,

we are pleased to announce that the 60th TeaP (Tagung experimentell
arbeitender Psychologen; Conference of experimental psychologists) will
be held at the University of Marburg, Germany, from March 11 to 14,
2018. Keynote lectures will be given by Mary Hayhoe (Austin, USA), Jan
Theeuwes (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and Daniel Wolpert (Cambridge, UK).

Online submission via the conference web page (www.teap.de) is now
open. The submission deadline for symposia will be October 31, 2017, and
individual papers can be submitted until November 30, 2017. We reserve
the right to decline abstracts if the number of submissions exceeds our

The official language of the TeaP will be English (but
presentations/abstracts can be either in English or German).
Contributions from all fields of experimental psychology are invited.

Further information is available at http://www.teap.de.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Marburg.

The TeaP 2018 organizing committee
Alexander Schütz, Anna Schubö, Dominik Endres, Harald Lachnit