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We eagerly seek postdoctoral fellows to join ongoing research developing computational models of visual cognition.


One project, an ongoing collaboration between Thomas Palmeri, Jeffrey Schall, and Gordon Logan, uses cognitive and neural models to understand visual/cognitive behavior, neurophysiology, and electrophysiology in humans and monkeys. The other project uses cognitive and deep learning models to understand visual recognition, memory, categorization, decision making, and the development of perceptual expertise. Fellows may have an opportunity to work on both projects.
Research facilities include several high-end laboratory workstations, computerized behavioral testing stations, a web-based server infrastructure for online experiments, two eye trackers, a shared 10,000+ core CPU cluster and large-scale GPU cluster at Vanderbilt’s ACCRE, as well as ample office and research space. Postdoctoral fellows will also take advantage of the collaborative environment, facilities, and support in the Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Vanderbilt Data Science Institute, and Vanderbilt Vision Research Center. And as Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters has said, “Everybody now thinks that Nashville is the coolest city in America.”

Candidates can hold a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, mathematics, engineering, or related disciplines. Some demonstrated experience with computational modeling is required. Some knowledge of vision, cognition, and/or neuroscience is desired but not required. Start date is negotiable, but preference will be given to candidates who can begin this spring or summer. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Salary will be based on the NIH postdoctoral scale.

Applicants should send a cover letter with a brief research statement, a current CV, and names and email addresses of three references (who can provide recommendation letters) to:
Thomas Palmeri

Thomas Palmeri
: (615) 322-0070
2022-03-21 15:52:03

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