[Face-research-list] Postdoctoral position in face perception and motion perception in Singapore

Charles Or charlesor at ntu.edu.sg
Thu Dec 14 08:39:47 GMT 2017

Postdoctoral fellowship openings are available in the lab of Dr. Charles Or (http://research.ntu.edu.sg/expertise/academicprofile/Pages/StaffProfile.aspx?ST_EMAILID=CHARLESOR) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore to perform original research in the areas of face perception, visual motion perception, and form perception. Our work focuses on understanding (1) the human brain’s rapid and holistic nature of face detection, categorization, and recognition, and (2) the neural interaction of visual motion and form information in pattern and object recognition. We use a combination of approaches including psychophysics, eye tracking, EEG, and computational modelling.

The lab is housed in the Psychology Division of the School of Social Sciences, with a rapidly expanding group of researchers interested in experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience. We are also part of the multidisciplinary Cognition and Neuroscience research cluster and Neuroscience, society, and governance research cluster. We have access to state-of-the-art facilities for psychophysics, eye tracking, EEG, MEG, fMRI, fNIRS, TMS, and tDCS.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in cognitive science, experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, computer science, or related fields. The degree must be obtained after 1st January, 2015 and conferred latest by July 2018. The ideal candidate should be driven by scientific curiosity and self-motivated, with awareness of relevant literature, an excellent command in written and spoken English, and a strong background in statistical data analysis (e.g., SPSS, R). Aptitudes and interests in mathematics and computer programming (e.g. MATLAB, Python) are preferred.

NTU is a young and research-intensive university ranking consistently amongst the top 10 in Asia and the 1st amongst young universities under 50. It has been ranked consistently and progressively under the top 100 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education since 2013, leaping its ranking into 52nd in 2017/2018. Singapore is a fascinating, dynamic multi-cultural city in Southeast Asia with a large expat community, and a great hub for exploring neighbouring travel destinations.

Funding is available through application to NTU’s Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. Salary is competitive and includes extra benefits such as conference travel grants and relocation allowance. The postdoctoral fellowships are for one year, renewable for a second year, subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants must state the research theme for which they are applying on the application form and demonstrate in their research plan how their expertise crosses different disciplines and relates to the theme they are applying for. Successful candidates are expected to be co-supervised by a second professor to keep within the aim of the interdisciplinary nature. Completed application forms and TWO reference letters should reach the College by December 31, 2017.

Details are available at:

Owing to the tight deadline, interested candidates are invited to contact Charles Or (charlesor at ntu.edu.sg) as soon as possible, with curriculum vitae and a brief research statement provided.

Charles C.-F. Or, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Psychology
School of Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
14 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637332

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