PamiTC Job Board - Posting Details

Title: Research Associate in Computational Modeling of Visual PerceptionPosted: September 3, 2015
Company/Institution: York University
Location: Toronto, Canada
Department: Centre for Vision Research

Description: A research associate position is available in the laboratory of James Elder at the York University Centre for Vision Research in Toronto, Canada. The candidate must hold a PhD and have a research background in visual psychophysics and statistical and computational modeling of visual perception. In particular, the candidate should have experience and research skills in the following research areas: • Psychophysical methods • Computational modeling of psychological and neural processes • Bayesian methods and models of perception • Statistical sampling methods (including MCMC) • Shape perception • Contour grouping The candidate must also have strong programming skills, in MATLAB, Python, R and C/C++, and experience with version control systems (svn/git). The position will involve collaborative research combining empirical and theoretical projects. Topics of current interest are: - Contour processing - Natural scene statistics - Perceptual organization - Shape representation The salary for this position is competitive and the starting date is flexible. The position is for one year, with the expectation of renewal. The application deadline is October 15, 2015. The York Centre for Vision Research is an interdisciplinary centre spanning the laboratories of 30 faculty members in the Departments of Psychology, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Biology and Kinesiology. Members pursue fundamental and applied research in human and computer vision, vestibular and auditory perception, eye-movements, virtual reality and robotics.

Application Instructions: The application deadline is October 15, 2015. Applicants should email a c.v. and the names of 3 referees to