Post-doctoral Fellow in Visual Cognition

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
06 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Visual Cognition, specifically face and object perception, to commence as soon as possible for two years.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, or a related area, with experience in human visual cognition. Experience in programming experiments in visual psychophysics (e.g., Matlab, Python) is highly desirable. Computational modeling experience would be an advantage, but not required. The appointee will work on projects on visual processing of the human face, particularly (1) the role of holistic processing in face perception, (2) the other-race effect in face perception, and (3) social categorizations of faces.

The University of Hong Kong is an international, research-led comprehensive university with outstanding research facilities. The University is an equal opportunities employer and applications are welcome from members of underrepresented groups, including but not limited to, members of the LGBTQ community, members of ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities. Enquiries about the position can be directed to Professor Will Hayward (e-mail:

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V., a covering letter stating their research background and contact information of three referees, to the Faculty at Please indicate clearly the reference number and the position applied for in the email subject. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at Further particulars can be obtained at Review of applications will start on June 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

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