Applications are invited for two graduate student positions jointly supervised in the Action in Complex Environments Laboratory of Dr. Craig Chapman and the Attention and Action Laboratory of Dr. Anthony Singhal at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Applicants can choose to apply for graduate studies through either the department of Psychology, the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute or the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation.
The successful applicants will have completed an undergraduate degree and have significant interest/experience in one or more of: Psychology, Neuroscience, Kinesiology, Cognitive Science or other disciplines related to Cognitive Neuroscience. While not required, research experience in human behavioural studies, including exposure to electroencephalography (EEG), motion tracking and/or eye-tracking is preferred. Also preferred are candidates with basic computer programming skills (e.g. Matlab).
These graduate students will be at the forefront of the development of a world class facility capable of simultaneously recording from mobile EEG, head-mounted eye-tracking and full body motion capture. This unique combination of data collection techniques will allow for unparalleled freedom to explore the complex, rich and dynamic interplay between high level cognitive / emotional states and their manifestation and effects on (and how they in turn are influenced by) lower level body and eye control.
Successful students are expected to be competitive for major graduate student awards (e.g. tri-council funding) but financial support is guaranteed through either the home faculty or via supervisor support (Drs. Chapman and Singhal are both NSERC funded). These positions are anticipated to begin September 2015 and will be open until filled.