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Postdoctoral Scholar in Visual Search and Medical Imaging— Eckstein Laboratory, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 2nd, 2019
Last review date: Friday, Aug 2, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Monday, Sep 2, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Vision and Image Understanding Laboratory, within the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for an open, full-time Postdoctoral Scholar position with an anticipated start date of 9/1/2019. The laboratory is looking for exceptional individuals with particular emphasis in the area of computational modeling, computer vision, visual search, eye movements, and medical imaging. Under the direction, of Dr. Miguel Eckstein, the Vision and Image Understanding Laboratory investigates visual perception, search, eye movements, attention and learning. The position will be for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal depending upon job performance and availability of funds.

Requirements: The successful candidate should have a strong technical background and a Ph.D. in any of the following: Training and experience in a subset of these areas: computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, computational modeling, psychophysics, eye movements and/or model observers for medical imaging. The position is available immediately.

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application in Psychological and Brain Sciences Vision Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Medical Physics/Imaging, Mathematics, or related a field.

At least on year of research experience in Computational Neuroscience, Computer Engineering, or Applied Mathematics, supported by a strong publication record, is required. In addition, the successful candidate should have at least one year of experience strong technical background including training in computational vision and computer programming.

PhD must be conferred by start of appointment.

Applicants with training and experience in a subset of these areas will be given priority: visual search modeling. Bayesian ideal observers, computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning and deep neural networks, computational modeling, model observers for medical imaging, and/or medical image processing.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. 2 Publications
  4. Names of Two references

Applications received by August 2, 2019 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit:

The Psychological & Brain Sciences Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Publication #1

  • Publication #2

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)