Academic/Faculty, Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory
Assistant Project Scientist - Henderson Lab
Dr. John Henderson with the Department of Psychology, and the Center for Mind and Brain, at the University of California, Davis seek to fill a 2-year, 80% time position as an Assistant Project Scientist starting in the Fall of 2021. The successful candidate will work on research projects in the laboratory focused on high level vision and visual cognition related to real-world scene understanding, using a combination of eyetracking and computational modeling,.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
I. RESEARCH Research activity The position requires leading a research group and determining research goals for a project exploring the computational architecture of complex scene perception with the Principal Investigator. The candidate will devise and test computational models, design specific experiments including the selection of appropriate methods and techniques, perform data analyses, interpret results, and co-author research articles. The candidate will also advise and help train students in method development and implementation, interpretation of results, and help plan follow-up experiments.
Publication The candidate will publish research results in peer-reviewed journals, books and other outlets in collaboration with the Pl or other members of the research team.
Grant Acquisition The candidate will collaborate with the Pl in designing and writing proposals for funding from agencies such as NIH and NSF. This role also includes preparation of progress reports for funding agencies.
II. PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY The candidate will participate in professional societies and conferences appropriate to his/her specific field and will serve as a reviewer of research proposals and scientific publications as appropriate. The candidate will attend conferences and seminars to present research results and may give oral presentations to public and professional interest groups.
Ill. UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE The candidate may engage in public outreach activities that include presenting scientific research results to the general public and providing relevant advice to individuals and public agencies when the opportunities arise. The candidate will engage in University service activities such as guest lecturing and training/advising undergraduate volunteers on research projects in the PI's laboratory. Teaching classroom courses is not an expectation of this position.
Position qualifications include: Required:
Ph.D. degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field
Advanced skills in computational modeling of cognitive processes with a focus on attention and gaze control in high-level vision
Advanced skills integrating computational models with behavioral data
Advanced skills with programming environments including Python, Matlab, and R
Advanced skills collecting and analyzing eyetracking data
Proof of skill set through peer-reviewed publications
Experience creating scientific illustrations for publications
Experience directly supervising laboratory team
Experience training graduate and undergraduate students in research methods
Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest describing relevant skills, a diversity statement, and a resume. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. Applicants should also provide contact information for 2-3 references.
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