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Fellowship in Human Visual Neuroscience

An early stage researcher position is available to work in visual neuroscience at the Adaptive Brain Lab ( The project forms part of the Marie Curie Action - Innovative Training Network: DyViTo ( and aims to uncover how the brain learns to represent objects and make optimal perceptual decisions. We aim to shed light on how we perceive 3D shapes, and learn to assign them into meaningful categories. The successful applicant will combine behavioural paradigms, with state-of-the-art brain imaging and computational modelling. They will receive multi-disciplinary research training at the interface between psychology, neuroscience, computer science, engineering and industrial design.

If desired, applicants will be able to apply for the Ph.D. programme in Cambridge. Please see the Further Particulars document for the University of Cambridge Graduate Admissions procedure.

Applicants should have a Masters and/or First Degree, together with a strong academic track record, in a relevant area (e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics). They must satisfy the eligibility requirements that apply to all Marie Curie Early Stage Researchers: they cannot be in possession of a PhD qualification, and should not have resided in the UK for more than 12 months before appointment.

The successful applicant will receive the full Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher allowances as set by the European Commission: €52,095 per annum before employer costs (indicative £ sum: £33,665 per annum gross salary after employer costs deducted, using estimated £:€ rate of 1.2). Additional annual allowance available for eligible fellows with family dependents: €6000 before employer costs. Salaries are subject to normal UK deductions (income tax, NI and pension contributions where applicable).

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please complete the University GRADSAF application form if applying via the PhD route

With your GRADSAF application you will be required to submit (i) a draft research proposal outlining your suitability, why you are interested in pursuing a PhD in this area, your background and research interests. (ii) your CV stating your citizenship and years of residence in the UK if applicable (iii) copies of your academic transcripts (iv) details of two academic referees.

Please inform Mrs Dawn Ellis ( when you have made an application, please add 'DyViTo Studentship in Human visual neuroscience' to the subject line of your e-mail.

Informal enquiries are welcomed, and should be directed to Prof Zoe Kourtzi

Please note the closing time for applications is 10th January 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ14278 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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