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Post-Doctoral position in stereopsis and S3D media at the Centre for Vision Research, York University, Toronto, Canada

We are seeking an enthusiastic Post-Doctoral student to collaborate with on an innovative project that combines the arts and the sciences. The goal of the project is to study perception of stereoscopic 3D in moving imagery, and feed the results back into the filmmaking process, eventually creating a 3D installation piece that will be exhibited publically. The work is partially funded by a New Media Initiative Grant awarded to Ali Kazimi (Department of Film), Robert Allison (Department of Computer Science and Engineering), and Laurie Wilcox (Department of Psychology).

The candidate must have a PhD in a field related to the visual sciences and a background in visual psychophysics. We are seeking someone with a keen interest in stereoscopic vision and 3D media, so experience in this domain will provide an advantage. The post-doctoral fellow will design, conduct and analyse experiments that will use fundamental psychophysical methodology to evaluate both basic and applied research questions. Thus a background in visual psychophysics is essential. The successful candidate will focus primarily on perceptual and human factors issues, but s/he will work closely with team members from the Future Cinema Lab in the Faculty of Fine Arts. They will also be encouraged to pursue their own research goals and to interact with the other members of the Centre for Vision Research and the Future Cinema Lab. Thus this position offers a unique collaborative and learning opportunity, in an exciting and rapidly growing field.

The York Centre for Vision Research is an interdisciplinary centre spanning the laboratories of 28 faculty members in the Departments of Psychology, Computer Science, Biology and Kinesiology (see ). Members pursue fundamental and applied research in visual, vestibular and auditory perception, eye-movements, computer vision, virtual reality and robotics. Located within the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University, the Future Cinema Lab (FCL) investigates how new digital storytelling techniques can critically transform a diverse array of state-of-the-art screens (see

This a one year position (with the likelihood of extension for another year) which begins September 30th, 2011. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. (or equivalent) prior to taking up the position. The salary is consistent with current NSERC standards and will be adjusted according to the candidate’s level of experience.

To apply please send your c.v. selected reprints and the names of 3 referees via email to:

Laurie Wilcox

Centre for Vision Research York University 4700 Keele Street Toronto, ON Canada M3J 1P3 Fax: (416) 736-5872


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2011/04/26 00:32