Saturday, July 05, 2008

Research Assistant in Active Viewing of Dynamic Scenes

John Henderson and I have recently been awarded a 2-year Leverhulme research grant investigating Active Viewing of Dynamic Scenes. We are very excited about the project as it will enable us to explore issues of attentional control, eye movements, and scene processing using dynamic scenes such as naturalistic social scenes, film and television. This will allow us to build upon the initial research I have been doing in this area and provide the foundations for other research groups to follow.

The project will begin later this year and we are currently advertising for a part-time Research Assistant to join the project. Details copied below. If you are interested please contact me or John asap as the deadline is July 11th.

"Research Assistant, Edinburgh University

Active Viewing of Dynamic Scenes: Eye Movements in Video

The University of Edinburgh invites applications for a two-year, part-time (20 hours per week), fixed term Research Assistant related to a new project funded by the Leverhulme Trust titled: Active Viewing of Dynamic Scenes: Eye Movements in Video. The post requires technical expertise with computational methods in computer graphics with particular application to video. Knowledge of human visual perception and eyetracking methods is desirable. The research assistant will interact with cognitive psychologists and cognitive scientists in the research team, and should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Applications are welcomed from individuals with a good first degree in computer science, informatics, or related computational discipline.

Informal enquiries: Prof John M. Henderson (

Apply online (, Vacancy Reference: 3009312) including a CV and statement of relevant experience. Alternatively, telephone the recruitment line on 0131 650 2511. "

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