EPSRC-funded Post-doctoral Fellowship, VR lab
3 year EPSRC-funded Post-doctoral Fellowship

See jobs.ac.uk (Ref SF10894)

School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading

  • 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 group in 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.
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