PhD student position on early vision and attention (CAPLAB – Ghent University, Belgium)

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We are seeking a PhD student to work on a scientific project funded by the special research fund at Ghent University on early vision and selective attention. The goal of this project is to characterize and model the gating of sensory information in the visual cortex as a function of selective attention. To this end, state of the art EEG methods will be used in adult participants (in combination with psychophysics), and mathematical models able to estimate and model information’s flow in the visual cortex (such as Dynamic Causal Modeling) will be harnessed. This project is led by Prof. Gilles Pourtois and Prof. Daniele Marinazzo.

Start date: 1 October 2023

Duration: 4 years (2+2 years contract).

Location: CAPLAB – Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium (


*A master degree in Experimental Psychology or Biomedical Sciences

*Strong research skills (data collection, processing and statistical analyses)

*Programming skills

*Ability to work independently in an international and multidisciplinary work environment

*Excellent writing and communication skills in English

*Prior experience with EEG and/or eye-tracking is a plus


  • We offer you a contract of definite duration with a maximum term of 4
  • Your contract will start on 1/10/2023 at the earliest.
  • Your remuneration will be determined by salary scale WM1. See
    for more information about our salary scales. Rough estimate, about 2.400 €/month.
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as
    a wide range of training and education opportunities, 36 days of holiday
    leave (on an annual basis for a full-time job) supplemented by annual
    fixed bridge days, a bicycle allowance and eco vouchers. See for a complete
    overview of all the staff benefits (in Dutch).

Interested? Please send to a cover letter in support of your application, along with an academic curriculum vitae, the contact details of two references, as well as your transcripts and diplomas for bachelor and master degrees. Application deadline is 31 July 2023.