Post-doc in scene understanding in Glasgow

Research Associate (Post-doc) position at Research Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow.

*** Apply before 18 October 2017 ***

Research Assistant/Associate
Vacancy Ref: 018647
Salary: Grade 6/7, £28,098 – £31,604/£34,520 – £38,833 per annum

We are seeking to recruit a Research Assistant/Research Associate to work in the Centre for Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (cSCAN) and the Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (CCNi) within the Research Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology at the University of Glasgow.

The post-holder will contribute to a 3-year EPSRC-funded project on “Understanding Scenes and Events through Joint Parsing, Cognitive Reasoning and Lifelong Learning” working with Professor Philippe Schyns. This is part of an exciting multi-centre collaboration involving psychologists, neuroscientists and computer vision experts in the US and the UK, with most of the funding for the consortium coming from the US Department of Defence (MURI). There is a strong possibility that the funding will be extended for a further two years (to 2021).

The successful researcher will design, conduct and analyse research to investigate the factors that influence information sampling from visual scenes. The researchers will also write and communicate results as scientific papers and in scientific presentations at national and international conferences. This post will involve close collaboration with other members of the MURI consortium, including Phil Torr’s group in Oxford and Andrew Glennerster’s group in Reading using virtual reality to study the representation of 3D scenes and also collaborations with Antje Nuthmann’s group at University of Edinburgh and George Malcolm’s group at University of East Anglia.

Applicants should have (or expect to receive in the near future) a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or computer science. Applicants from another relevant discipline with a strong analytical background and a strong enthusiasm to learn about psychology and neuroscience will also be considered. Programming experience is essential (e.g. MATLAB).

This post is full time with funding available until 28 February 2019 in the first instance.

Informal enquires may be made to Prof Philippe Schyns (


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