CALL for Graduate Student (PhD and/or MSc) Positions in Visual Control of Movement
– Dr. Marigold’s Lab at Simon Fraser University, Metro Vancouver, Canada
The Sensorimotor Neuroscience Lab (www.sfu.ca/smnl; twitter.com/SMNLab) is seeking
applications for available graduate student positions (at the PhD or MSc level) for projects related to
how we use visual information to navigate our world.
• How we make decisions about where to look and where to walk
• Visuomotor learning during walking
• Proficient research and numerical skills
• Proficient oral and written English communication skills
• Proficient in computer programming (ideally MATLAB and/or Python) or evidence of a
willingness to learn
• Background in neuroscience, kinesiology, physiology, computer science, biomechanics,
and/or closely related area
• Applicants with expertise in computational modeling approaches relevant to the lab’s
research focus are encouraged to apply
Funding: Funding is guaranteed for at least 2 years (MSc level) or 4 years (PhD level) in agreement
with current Departmental policies. It is expected that the successful applicant will apply for both
internal and external scholarships when eligible.
Location: The lab is part of the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at Simon
Fraser University (SFU). SFU is consistently ranked as one of the top comprehensive universities in
Canada. The campus is located at the top of Burnaby Mountain in beautiful Metro Vancouver and is
in close proximity to numerous outdoor recreational opportunities.
Application Process: If you are interested, please send (1) a brief statement of research interests
and career goals, (2) a current CV, and (3) transcripts (unofficial versions are acceptable to start) to
daniel_marigold at sfu dot ca. Please send the statement in the body of the email and the CV and
transcript documents in PDF format. Positions are subject to acceptance into the graduate program
in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at SFU. Please visit the following site for
more details: www.sfu.ca/bpk/. The Lab will start considering applications in the middle of February
and will continue until the position is filled.
The Sensorimotor Neuroscience Lab is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Earliest Start Date: September 1, 2021 OR January 1, 2022. Other dates are possible.
Research and Training Associated with the Department: The Sensorimotor Neuroscience Lab is
part of the Neuromechanics Group, which includes the labs of Drs. Dylan Cooke, Max Donelan, Andy
Hoffer, Dawn Mackey, Steve Robinovitch, and James Wakeling. Graduate students will have the
opportunity to participate in the Translational and Integrative Neuroscience graduate specialization,
which offers courses and workshops (https://www.sfu.ca/neuroscience/TRAIN.html).