Peggy St Jacques

PhD in Visual Perspective in Memory

The Memory for Events (ME) Lab, directed by Dr. Peggy L. St. Jacques, is offering fully funded PhD and MSc positions.

The ME Lab takes a cognitive neuroscience approach to study memories for complex events, including autobiographical memories. Current research in the lab investigates the role of visual perspective during the formation and retrieval of memories, using immersive virtual reality (i.e., Oculus Rift) and 360 video methodologies. Applicants interested in PhD research on this topic using behavioural and/or functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) are invited to apply.

We are seeking outstanding applicants with a background related to one or more of the following: memory, cognitive neuroscience, experience with using immersive VR and/or experience with 360 video methodologies. Applicants should be highly motivated team players with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Computer programming (e.g., MATLAB, Python or other programming languages) are highly desirable but not a requirement.

The Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of our Psychology program.

For more information about the ME Lab, contact: peggy.stjacques@ualberta.ca