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Feb 24, 2021

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cognitive and Neural Modeling at Vanderbilt

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cognitive and Neural Modeling at Vanderbilt

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 saccade behavior, neurophysiology, and electrophysiology in humans and monkeys. The other project uses cognitive and deep learning models to understand visual recognition, memory, and categorization, and the development of perceptual expertise. Fellows will 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, the Vanderbilt Data Science Institute, and the 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 neuroscience is desired but not required. Start date is negotiable, but preference will be given to candidates who can begin this winter, spring, or early 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 to:
Thomas Palmeri
Department of Psychology
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37240