Research Fellow (Mechanisms of 3D Perception) - AR1836SB

University of St Andrews - School of Psychology & Neuroscience

Start: 6 February 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Fixed term for 3 years

The School of Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of St. Andrews invites applicants for a 3-year post-doctoral Research Fellow position in the area of human 3D vision. The research involves conducting quantitative behavioural experiments aimed at understanding mechanisms underlying human stereoscopic depth perception and 3D space perception.

You should hold a Ph.D. in one of the main research disciplines of vision science such as experimental psychology, computer science, neuroscience and optometry, or in a related discipline such as biology or physics with a strong motivation to conduct research in vision science.

You should have experience with scientific programming (e.g. Matlab, C++), familiarity with computation and statistical methods, and facility with setting up experimental hardware. Experience with experimental and/or computational approaches to visual perception (particularly stereoscopic vision), VR, 3D graphics (e.g. openGL) will be advantageous. You should also have published one or more papers in international scientific journals.

The project is funded by a 3-year grant from the Leverhulme Trust and will be conducted in Dr. Dhanraj Vishwanath’s lab which is part of the Vision Group at the School of Psychology & Neuroscience. The Vision Group offers excellent facilities for studying 3d visual perception and motor control.

For informal enquiries or further information please email

Applications are particularly welcome from women, who are under-represented in Research posts at the University. You can find out more about Equality & Diversity at

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter;

Interview Date: Week commencing 12 December 2016.

Please quote ref: AR1836SB.

Further Particulars: AR1836SB FPs.pdf

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