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Research Fellow (Fixed Term)


University Park

£33,966 to £45,585 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Closing Date
Friday 26 July 2024


Applications are invited for the above post to work with Professor Alan Johnston, Professor Paul McGraw and Dr Neil Roach on a Leverhulme Trust funded project entitled “An adaptable geometry for visual space perception”. The project will use psychophysical methods to investigate the fundamental question of how we gain a sense of spatial dimension. We will exploit adaptation paradigms that alter the perception of visual spatial separation, size and regularity, supported by computational modelling.

Candidates should have a completed PhD in Visual Perception or a related discipline and have a first class or high 2.1 undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. The ideal candidate will have excellent knowledge of psychophysical methods, good programming and data analysis skills and an interest in applying mathematical concepts to vision science. 

The successful candidate will join one of the largest and most vibrant vision groups in the UK. The School has a number of well-resourced psychophysics labs as well as access to world leading brain imaging facilities. The School also hosts a Computational Neuroscience Research group bridging Psychology and Mathematics. The School is located in the attractive University Park campus, with an adjacent tram stop allowing easy access to the city of Nottingham.

This post is available for 3 months ending on 31/10/2024 (with possibility of extension subject to funding). Hours of work are full time, 36.25 hours per week. 

Requests for secondment from internal candidates may be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Alan Johnston, tel: 0115 95 15284, Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.

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