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

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 20th, 2020

Next review date: Friday, Sep 25, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 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 (Eckstein Lab), 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 November 15, 2020. The laboratory is looking for individuals with particular emphasis in the area of computational human vision, computer vision, visual search, eye movements applied to problems in spatial reasoning, navigation and medical imaging. The research seeks to answer fundamental questions about vision in humans and machines. The position will be for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal depending upon job performance and availability of funds. The Postdoctoral Scholar will have the opportunity to participate in activities by the Sage Center for the Study of the Mind and the Mind and Machine Intelligence Initiative

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.

Five years minimum research experience (including the years towards doctoral degree) in Vision Science, Computer Vision, Computer Engineering, Computational Neuroscience or Applied Mathematics, supported by a strong publication record, is required. In addition, the successful candidate should have training in computational vision and/or computer vision.

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, medical imaging.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. 2 Publications
  4. Names and Contact Information of two references

Applications received by September 25th 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

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.


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Publication #1

  • Publication #2

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)