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Postdoctoral Position in Vision and Computational Neuroscience


A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Frank Tong’s lab in the Department of Psychology at Vanderbilt University. The postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to pursue research in one or more focus areas of the lab. A major research focus is to conduct high-resolution fMRI studies at 7 Tesla to characterize the perceptual and attentional functions of the early human visual system, including the lateral geniculate nucleus and early visual cortex. The goal of this research is to evaluate and to develop models of feedback processing, including models of attentional selection and predictive coding. Another major focus is on characterizing the behavioral and neural bases of visual object recognition, with an emphasis on developing and evaluating new deep neural network architectures as potential models of human object processing. A third focus area is on understanding the visual and cognitive bases of radiological expertise in medical image perception, through a combination of behavioral experimentation with radiologists and non-experts, image processing, synthesis and analysis, and computational modeling to characterize and predict expert performance.

Candidates should have a strong research background in vision, neuroscience, and/or advanced computational methods. Candidates should be highly fluent and versatile at coding in Python and/or MATLAB. Those with extensive experience in computational modeling and/or deep learning are especially encouraged to apply. We seek individuals who enjoy working on challenging problems with enthusiasm and creative rigor in a collaborative team-based environment. This position is open to both US citizens and foreign nationals. Start date is flexible. 

For more information about the lab, see:

Applicants should send a short cover letter, CV, and names of three references to 

Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Frank Tong
: (615) 322-2874
2021-01-06 17:36:14

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