[visionlist] JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Research Lab Manager, Envision Foundation and Mission Services


[visionlist] Apply now: ARVO Research Awards and Grants deadline Sept. 1


[visionlist] Postdoctoral researcher, neuroimaging & computational neuroscience

Postdoctoral researcher, neuroimaging & computational neuroscience
(Megan Peters)

The Neural Computation Lab in the Department of Bioengineering at the
University of California, Riverside, led by Dr. Megan Peters, is seeking
a postdoctoral researcher. Topics of investigation include neural
substrates of uncertainty, decision-making, and perceptual awareness
using computational analysis and neuroimaging (fMRI, EEG).

The successful candidate holds a Ph.D. or equivalent in computational
neuroscience, bioengineering, applied math, computer science, or related
field, and has substantial computational background in analyzing
neuroimaging data (e.g., MVPA, connectivity, graph theory) and ideally
computational modeling (Bayesian, signal detection theory, neural
networks). Proficiency in at least one programming language (Matlab,
Python, etc) is required.

Our research group is part of a strong and lively neuroscience research
community at UCR, and has strong ties to other groups in southern
California and worldwide, including at UCLA (Hakwan Lau’s group; Michele
Basso’s group; Alicia Izquierdo’s group), Advanced Telecommunications
Research (ATR) in Kyoto (Mitsuo Kawato’s group), and Nagoya University
(Kazuhisa Shibata’s group).

Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility to renew
up to five years. Compensation will be according to the NIH payscale.
The University of California is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged.

To apply, please send a CV, statement of interests, up to 3 letters of
recommendation and any relevant reprints to Dr. Peters at
mpeters@engr.ucr.edu. We are accepting applications until the position
is filled.


[visionlist] Tenure-track position in sensory and cognitive aging

 

TENURE-TRACK POSITION IN SENSORY AND COGNITIVE AGING

Department of Psychology at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

Position Description:
Concordia University’s Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of Sensory and Cognitive Aging.
The
ideal
candidate
should
be
conducting
innovative
research
on sensory loss and
cognitive
aging. Research could
stretch
from
basic
sensory
and
cognitive
processing,
to
understanding
the
contributions
of
sensory
loss
to cognitive
decline,
to
the
development
of
interventions
and
adaptive
technologies. 
This
position
would
build
on
existing
strengths
and
facilities
in the Department of
Psychology, the
Centre for Research in Human Development,
the engAGE Research Centre on Aging, and
the
PERFORM
Centre that are
focused
on
the
neurobiology
of
healthy
and
pathological
aging.  Concordia University provides
a strong research infrastructure, including fMRI, PET, EEG and TMS that could be used in the candidate’s research. Further,
in the Montreal region there are two research centers that study sensory loss (Center
for
Interdisciplinary
Research
in
Rehabilitation,
and
International
Laboratory
for
Brain,
Music
and
Sound
Research), which could offer additional collaborations.
The
candidate
would
have
the
potential
to
access
clinical
populations
through
the
MAB-Mackay
Rehabilitation
Centre and the
Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre
located close to Concordia University.

Candidates
are
expected
to
be
exceptional,
emerging researchers with the potential to be leaders in their field.  Applicants
should propose an innovative research program with the potential to attract external funding and high calibre trainees. 

Located in the heart of vibrant, cosmopolitan Montreal and home to over 46,000 students and 7,000 staff, Concordia University is one of Canada’s
most innovative urban universities. Over the past decade, Concordia has invested significantly to renew its faculty, expand its infrastructure and create state-of-the-art facilities for research, teaching, and learning. Concordia’s research profile continues
to grow as it fosters multidisciplinary approaches to finding solutions to a broad range of societal challenges.

Qualification:
Applicants must have a PhD in Psychology or a related discipline (with the degree conferred before 1st August, 2018). Applicants should have a demonstrated potential to build a high-quality research program, as well as an interest in contributing
to graduate and undergraduate teaching and training. 

Application:
 Applications should include:  a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a description of the planned research program, a statement
of teaching philosophy and experience, as well as any evidence of teaching effectiveness. Three letters of reference should also be sent to:

Dr. Virginia Penhune,
Chair

Department of Psychology, Concordia
University,

7141, Sherbrooke St., West, PY-123.14,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H4B 1R6

psychology@concordia.ca

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for August
1st, 2018. Applications should reach the department by
October 20th, 2017.
For any inquiries related to the position, please email the search chair, Dr. Aaron Johnson at
aaron.johnson@concordia.ca  

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for this position; however, Canadians
and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including
women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification

Sincerely,  Aaron


[visionlist] Final Call for Papers (submission date: 1 Sep): RoPP special issue on Computationalism and Philosophy of Information

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Subsequent to our previous CfPs, Review of Philosophy and Psychology invites submissions for a special issue titled ‘Computationalism Meets the Philosophy of Information’.

 

The view that the human mind is a kind of computational machine began to make waves with the advent of the first computers in the middle of the last century. McCulloch and Pitts suggested early on that the mind may be something like a Turing machine. This view came to be known as ‘classical computationalism’. It was quickly met with an onslaught of objections, and in reaction a number of liberalisations ensued.

 One view that has recently been gaining ground attempts to articulate the notion of computation in terms of information and information-processing. Interest in these two areas, i.e. computationalism and the philosophy of information, is on the ascendancy. This special issue is devoted to the intersection between them, especially to papers that engage in a meaningful way with recent work in cognitive science.

 

Accepted papers will complement invited contributions from:

 

Rosa Cao (NYU)

Nir Fresco (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

Michael Rescorla (UCLA)

Mark Sprevak (Edinburgh) 

Suitable papers may address such questions as:

 

What species of information are there, and which, if any, are processed by the mind?

Is there any evidence from neuroscience to support e.g. the claim that the brain operates with Shannon-information?

What is computation and how is it related to information processing?

Do certain theories of information privilege classical vs connectionist computationalism?

Can computation and/or information illuminate representational content?

Do measures of information flow capture learning?

How are human and deep learning analogous?

Can Bayesian models provide an adequate account of our cognitive capacities?

 

Answers to these and related questions promise to extend our understanding of computation, information, the human mind, and its neural underpinning.

 

Submissions and refereeing

Submissions, no more than 8,000 words in length, are to be made through the online editorial manager https://www.editorialm, by September 1, 2017. Each submission will be peer-reviewed by no less than two referees.

 

Guest Editors

Brian Ball (Philosophy, NCH and Oxford), Fintan Nagle (Psychology, NCH and UCL), and Ioannis Votsis (Philosophy, NCH and LSE). Enquiries can be made to the Guest Editors at firstname.lastname@nchlondo.

 

End of Call


[visionlist] post-doc at with John Henderson at UC Davis

A new post-doctoral position is available in John Henderson’s Visual
Cognition Lab at University of California, Davis. The post-doc, funded by a new NIH grant “Guiding Attention in Real-World Scenes”, is available beginning September 1, 2017, with a flexible start date. Highly
motivated candidates with a PhD in cognitive psychology or a related field, research experience in visual cognition, and a record of published research are encouraged to apply. Strong analytic, research, and writing skills are required. Salary will be at UC
Davis post-doctoral rates and commensurate with experience.

For further information about the position and the application procedure, please see http://ift.tt/1BKhJSl

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Davis is committed to maintaining
an atmosphere that is free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, exploitation, and intimidation.


[visionlist] postdoc in Barcelona to do single cell recordings in humans

*** Apologies for multiple postings***

Dear all,

Please see below details of a postdoc position at the Barcelona ßeta Brain Research Center to study memory mechanisms by performing single cell recordings in humans in collaboration with Hospital del Mar.

Cheers,

Rodrigo

Postdoc Position
Barcelona ßeta Brain Research Center (BBRC)

The Barcelona ßeta Brain Research Center (BBRC) offers a fully funded postdoc position at the research group headed by Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga. The group is part of a new Research Program on Memory, complementary to ongoing research at BBRC dealing with the Prevention of Alzheimer Disease. The group is associated to the epilepsy group headed by Dr. Gerardo Conesa at Hospital del Mar, a health center close to BBRC.

Research will involve the study single cell recordings in humans. These recordings are performed in epileptic patients for curative surgery. In particular, the project will investigate concept cells (a.k.a. Jennifer Aniston neurons) – that means, neurons in the hippocampus and surrounding areas that selectively fire to specific concepts, like different pictures and the written or spoken name of a particular person (e.g. Quian Quiroga et al, Nature 2005; Quian Quiroga Nature Reviews Neuroscience 2012), which are involved in declarative memory functions. The successful candidate will contribute to performing recordings with patients at the Hospital del Mar and the analysis of the data to investigate the role of these neurons in memory formation, consolidation, long-term coding and recall.

Candidates should have excellent quantitative skills (data processing, and programming, preferably in Matlab) and ideally, a strong background in neuroscience and experience with neurophysiology recordings. They should be able to work both independently and as part of a research team within the BBRC.

The position is initially offered for 2 years, with the possibility to extend it for another 2 years. Salary will be competitive, depending on experience.

The closing date for the applications is Monday 25th August 2017.

Start date will be in October 2017.

For application details and further particulars see:

http://ift.tt/2uhoFrd

Informal inquiries are welcome and should be submitted electronically to: rh@fpmaragall.org

Rodrigo Quian Quiroga
Centre for Systems Neuroscience
University of Leicester
http://www.le.ac.uk/csn