Postdoc position: Integrating Deep Learning and Semantic Information to Improve Models of Human Eye-Movements
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual for a one-year Postdoc position working at the interface between sensory neuroscience and computer vision. The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to be named researcher on a planned MRC/EPSRC grant application that will follow-up on the current project, potentially providing continued employment. The project will be based at the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre and the School of Computer Science and Informatics. It will be jointly supervised by Dr Christoph Teufel (human vision), Dr Matthias Treder (machine learning/computer vision), and Dr Liz Irvine (philosophy). Ideally, the successful candidate will start towards the end of 2019, or beginning of 2020.
For further details, please contact Christoph Teufel ([log in to unmask]) or Matthias Treder ([log in to unmask]).
This post is full-time and fixed-term for 1 year.
Salary £33,797 - £40,322 per annum (Grade 6). It is not expected to appoint above £33,797 per annum, salary point 30.
Date advert posted: Friday, 18 October 2019
Closing Date: Monday, 18 November 2019
Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.
Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.
Evidencing Criteria - It is School of Psychology’s policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement. Please ensure when submitting this document/attaching it to your application profile you name it with the vacancy reference number.
Qualifications and Education
The project will be housed at the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) (http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/cubric/) in collaboration with the School of Computer Science and Informatics. CUBRIC is part of the School of Psychology (http://psych.cf.ac.uk/), which is one of the largest and strongest in the UK. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF), Cardiff was one of the UK's top three universities for its world-leading research in psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience. The imaging centre is one of the largest and technologically most advanced in Europe, with state-of-the art testing facilities, a world-class community of clinical and cognitive neuroscience researchers and a thriving postdoctoral research group. The School of Computer Science & Informatics engages in world-class research in knowledge engineering, complex systems, and visual computing. Research is supported by national and international funding sources including Royal Society, EPSRC, and the European Union, and further boosted by collaborations with industry partners such as IBM UK and Cancer Research Wales.
The School of Psychology with over 50 academic staff, over 600 undergraduates and 150 postgraduate students is one of the largest and most successful in the UK (http://www.cf.ac.uk/psych/). We are recognised internationally for sustained excellence in research, impact and research-led teaching. Many individuals in the School are leading figures in their research areas. In the last Research Excellence Framework we entered as a unit of over 80 staff with our colleagues in Psychological medicine. We were placed 2nd in our topic area across the UK. We have state of the art laboratories and experimental expertise across the range of psychology. In particular, CUBRIC opened in Spring 2016, housing a unique combination of facilities and expertise that will further its world-leading research in Neuroimaging, Cognitive Neuroscience and Biological Psychiatry. CUBRIC is currently one of the largest and best equipped imaging centres in Europe housing 3T MRI, 7T MRI, and Connectome MRI scanners, MEG, EEG, Sleep Labs, and Behavioural Testing Labs (please see, https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/cardiff-university-brain-research-imaging-centre).
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