Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN Fellow A107682R (IoN)

Newcastle University - Institute of Neuroscience

Salary: £28,100.33
Mobility (monthly amount): £421.79
A monthly family allowance of £351.49 will be paid (if eligible)
Closing date: 25 March 2018

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

You will be based in the laboratory of Professor Anya Hurlbert in the Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University to do fundamental research in human visual perception, investigating how temporal changes in illumination affect colour and material perception. Tasks involve using techniques of human psychophysics, computational modelling and EEG.

Main duties include designing and running behavioural experiments, programming experimental protocols, analysing data, disseminating the results through written and oral communication, and applying the results to real-world problems. The researcher is required to enrol on and complete the PhD programme. You should be numerate and comfortable learning computer programming and advanced software. You should be enthusiastic to learn new techniques and contribute ideas.

You should hold a good undergraduate or Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics). Experience with human behavioural studies and computer programming is desired.

Only candidates complying with the Early Stage Researcher requirements (less than 4 years of research experience following a graduation from a degree qualifying for entry to PhD) and mobility (less than 12 months spent in the UK within the last three years) are eligible in order to comply with the funding body requirements. You should NOT already have a PhD.

The post is to preferably start by April 2018, with some flexibility either side where required.

There is no restriction on nationality/citizenship, and international as well as EU applicants are encouraged.

DyViTo is an interdisciplinary European network of leading scientists and innovators studying visual and haptic perception, using techniques of neuroimaging, modelling, material rendering and lighting design. Its aim is to produce a step change in the industrial challenge of creating virtual objects that look, feel, move and change like ‘the real thing’.

You will have the opportunity to collaborate with DyViTo’s academic, industrial and museum partners, including LEDMOTIVE, TU Delft and the National Gallery, London (via research secondments lasting around 6 months in total). You will also be trained in delivering public engagement events and other professional skills through the programme’s workshops.

Tenable for 3 years.

Click here for further details.

Informal enquiries can be made to: Prof Anya Hurlbert,

DyViTo European Training Network:

Prof Hurlbert’s research group:

Newcastle University:

The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

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