vendredi 4 mars 2011

PhD position on Visual Attention (salaried!) - Amsterdam

PhD position on Visual Attention (salaried!)
VU University Amsterdam

A fully funded PhD position is available at the labs of Martijn Meeter and Chris Olivers at VU University Amsterdam, to study control of attention. Several studies will be run testing the idea that control of attention is usually automated: that it is efficient, imperturbable by cognitive demands, inflexible, and unconscious.


The candidate has (or will have in the near future) an MSc degree in cognitive psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, physics, informatics, AI, biology, or a comparable area. Experience with programming or scripting languages (e.g., Visual Basic or MatLab) is preferred. The candidate should be able to start at the latest on
August 1, 2011.

Conditions of employment

Appointment will initially be for 12 months. After a successful evaluation the appointment will be prolonged for another 36 months. The employment will have to result in a written dissertation by the end of the fourth year. Payment will be according to standard regulations from € 2.042,- per month in the first year to € 2.612,- per month in the fourth year (gross income). You will be based in Amsterdam. Information about our excellent additional employment benefits - including holiday allowances of 8% per year – can be found at

The Department of Cognitive Psychology at VU University Amsterdam is led by Prof. Jan Theeuwes and has a strong research record in the field of visual attention, memory, and eye movements, using state-of-the-art psychophysical, eye-tracking, MRI and EEG equipment.

Further information on the above projects can be obtained from Chris Olivers, cnl.olivers [ à ] and from Martijn Meeter,m.meeter [ à ] Additional information on the department and its members can be found on

An application letter and CV should be sent to: Mw Barbara Goudriaan, b.goudriaan [ à ] . The deadline is March 30, 2011. The application procedure may involve more than one round and is likely to involve a presentation