3 year EPSRC-funded Post-doctoral Fellowship
See jobs.ac.uk (Ref SF10894)
School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading
Job description and person specification
- A post-doc postion is available in the Virtual Reality
lab in Reading to study the representation of 3D scenes
in freely-moving human observers. This is part of an
exciting multi-centre collaboration with psychologists,
neuroscientists and computer vision experts in the US
and UK, with most of the funding for the consortium
coming from the US Department of Defense (MURI).
There is a
strong possibility that funding will be extended for a
further 2 years (to 2021).
- The University of Reading is already known for
high-fidelity virtual reality research and is developing
as a centre for multi-modal VR. The lab collaborates
with Systems Engineering, including Professor William
Harwin - expert in haptic robotics -
and Dr Peter Scarfe is setting up a visual-haptic laboratory.
- This post will involve close collaboration with other
members of the MURI consortium, including Phil Torr’s
Oxford and Philip Schyns’ group in Glasgow looking at
categorisation of scenes. This will involve measuring
eye movements (Arrington) in the head mounted display
(SX111, nVis). The successful candidate would be
expected to travel to other labs and spend several weeks
in lab exchanges, including in the US.
- Candidates should have a PhD in psychology,
neuroscience or similar; a candidate with a PhD in a
numerate discipline with an enthusiasm to learn about
neuroscience would also be considered. Programming
experience is essential (e.g MATLAB).
- Applications are now closed.
- Contact: Professor Andrew Glennerster
- Interviews: These were held on Monday 11th January. The preferred candidates have been contacted.
- Start date: Currently under negotiation.