Visual computational neuroscience postdoc vacancy at University of Amsterdam

Visual computational neuroscience postdoc vacancy at University of Amsterdam

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Tue, 29/07/2014 - 14:37

Amsterdam Brain & Cognition (ABC) Institute - Postdoctoral researcher in visual computational neuroscience

Job description
We are inviting applications for an interdisciplinary post-doctoral position to research the relationship between various computer vision models (Bag of Words, Summary statistics, Deep Learning, HMax) and the actual functioning of the brain. This will be done by evaluating the explained variance of different computer vision models using BOLD-MRI and EEG data. The successful candidates will work in a stimulating environment of a leading and highly active research team including faculty in the department of psychology (dr H. Steven Scholte) and the informatics institute (dr. Cees Snoek). Other members of the research team are dr. Sennay Ghebreab and dr. Sander Bohte.

The successful applicant will have a solid computational background, good programming skills and experience with computer vision and machine learning models. Affinity with neuroimaging is appreciated. A strong publication record in top-tier international conferences and journals is mandatory.

Conditions of employment
The position can start any time after September 2014 and is for a period of 2 years with a potential extension of 1 year. The appointment will be within the department of psychology. The gross monthly salary will, in principle, be €3,259 (scale 11.0). Secondary working conditions in Dutch universities are attractive and include holiday pay and a year-end bonus, 8% and 8.3% of the gross annual salary respectively.

Amsterdam Brain & Cognition (ABC) Institute

Additional information
Brain & Cognition is the first priority area of the University of Amsterdam centered in the Amsterdam Brain & Cognition (ABC) Institute. The current project is an example of the type of research pursued in the ABC and is a collaboration between the department of psychology, the informatics institute and the center for math and informatics. We offer an extremely friendly, interactive and international working environment. New buildings near the city center of one of Europe's most beautiful and lively cities, and direct access to high-end computing and neuro-imaging facilities. Moreover, since Amsterdam is a very international city where almost everybody speaks and understands English, candidates need not be afraid of the language barrier.
For specific questions about the project, please contact:
Dr. H.Steven Scholte (h.s.scholte(at)
Dr. Cees Snoek (cgmsnoek(at)