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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF28848

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 24/06/2019

Job live date: 23/05/2019

Salary: £30,395 - £33,199 per annum

Employment type: AR-Research

Department: School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences

Division: Not specified

Hours per week: 1.0 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full-Time, Fixed Term

We are seeking a postdoctoral Research Fellow to join a team whose ultimate aim is to add ‘human common sense’ to systems for navigation and 3D vision.

The successful candidate will be appointed for a 1 year, EPSRC/Dstl funded post as part of a large consortium that includes researchers in UCLA, MIT, Yale, CMU, Oxford, Birmingham and Glasgow. The post-holder will carry out either psychophysical experiments in the Immersive Virtual Reality laboratory in Reading or modelling of navigation results. The latter would be in collaboration with researchers in the Robotics group in Oxford. There is an opportunity to spend several weeks in a collaborating lab.

For further details about out work, see

The post is fixed term, for 12 months.

You will have:

  • a PhD in a relevant area (e.g. psychology, neuroscience or computer science)
  • experience in designing, programming and running experiments or modelling data
  • a track record of bringing results to publication
  • Ability to work independently, good organizational skills, and good interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of experimental psychology, neuroscience and/or neural networks

Interview date: 10/07/2019


Informal contact details

Contact role:

Principal Investigator

Contact name:

Andrew Glennerster

Contact phone:

+44 (0) 118 5554

Contact email:


The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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