Job opening: Postdoc in Bayesian Motor Control at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences, Lyon

A postdoctoral position in computational sensorimotor control is
available starting in fall 2006 at the Institute for Cognitive
Science, Lyon, France, to participate in a project investigating
Bayesian mechanisms for sensorimotor integration and motor control.
The position is funded for two years, with generous travel
allowance. The project will be supervised by Pierre Baraduc and
Sophie Deneve, and will focus on internal estimates of eye and arm
state during movement in humans, its update by sensory feedback and
its dependence on priors. This question will be addressed by
combining behavioral experiments and theoretical models. Facilities
include Eyelink II and Optotrak tracking devices integrated in a
virtual reality system.

The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, a
strong background in mathematics, physics, computer science or
engineering, as well as a real interest for neuroscience. Prior
experience in psychophysics and human movement recording is
preferred, but not required. Programming skills in C/C++ and Matlab
are essential.

The ISC is one of the leading French centers specialising in
integrative approaches to understanding brain function. It gathers
researchers from neuroscience, psychology, computer science and
linguistics and is located on a campus strong in vision and
sensorimotor control.

Information request and applications (including CV, brief summary
of previous research work and research goals, and the names and
contact details of two professional references) should be sent to
Pierre Baraduc, Institute for Cognitive Science, 67 bd Pinel, 69675
Bron, France, or electronically to pierre.baraduc at isc.cnrs.fr, with
Cc to sophie.deneve at ens.fr.

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