Postdoctoral position

A postdoctoral position is available in the Vision and Memory Lab of Dr. Timothy Brady (, potentially in collaboration with the lab of Dr. Viola Störmer ( at the UC San Diego Department of Psychology. Initial appointment is for one year, with flexible start date and opportunity for renewal.

The Brady lab’s research lies at the intersection of visual cognition and memory. Particular research topics include the nature of visual working memory; the format of visual long-term memory representations, including models of recognition memory; and the relationship between ensemble statistics and visual scene recognition and visual memory. The lab uses a variety of methodologies in the lab, including psychophysics, computational modeling and EEG.

The Störmer lab’s research aims to understand the cognitive and neural mechanisms of human perception, selective attention, and multisensory processing. Particular research topics focus on understanding and characterizing our perceptual and cognitive abilities, as well as their capacity limitations, including visual attention and crossmodal attention. The lab studies these topics using a combination of psychophysics, experimental psychology, and EEG.

We are seeking highly qualified individuals with a recent or soon-to-be-acquired Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science), strong quantitative and technical skills, and interests in visual cognition, visual perception and attention and/or memory. Proficiency in programming is necessary (e.g. Matlab, Python, Javascript, or R).

Ideal postdoctoral scholars would have experience with EITHER (1) models of recognition memory (signal detection, recollection/familiarity, etc.) and/or models of visual working memory (mixture models, etc), for a project primarily with the Brady lab, OR (2) experience with EEG, including experience in the domains of visual attention and visual working memory or long-term recognition memory, for a project with the Störmer lab.

Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief statement of research interests, the expected date of availability, and the names and contact info of at least two references to

Salary is based on research experience. UCSD is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.