Nov 08, 2019

Postdoctoral fellow - Security surveillance and ocular-based adaptive technologies

  • Université Laval
  • Quebec, QC, Canada
Postdoc Cognitive Human Computer Interaction Human Factors Postdoctoral Visual Cognition

Job Description

A postdoctoral position is available at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada, under the supervision of Dr. Sébastien Tremblay, full professor at the School of Psychology. Sebastien Tremblay is the director of the Co-DOT lab ( whose mission is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in cognitive science and neuroergonomics and to contribute to the research and development (R&D) of intelligent systems.

This is a full-time position for 2 years (extensible) related to the optimization of the work conducted by surveillance operators using adaptive technologies. Surveillance operators must oftentimes monitor several security cameras simultaneously during long periods of time in an environment characterized by frequent distractions and interruptions. As part of this R&D project, the selected candidate will contribute to the development of an adaptive tool based on the analysis of operators’ eye movements in real time. The candidate will also be responsible for the scientific procedure and the elaboration of the experimental design aiming at testing the tool’s efficiency in laboratory and real-life settings. This project will be carried out in the context of a multisectoral (industry, Université Laval, Centre en imagerie numérique et médias interactifs, regional security surveillance centers) and multidisciplinary partnership (augmented reality, UX design and intelligent system engineering).

The preferred candidate will have the following qualifications: 

  • PhD in cognitive psychology or cognitive sciences;
  • Superior skills with writing journal manuscripts;
  • Ability to supervise graduate students and to coordinate research projects;
  • Be able to effectively balance multiple tasks and projects;
  • Detail-oriented, motivated, efficient, and able to work independently and in a team environment;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Experience with conducting multidisciplinary projects in collaboration with industrial partners is an asset;
  • Experience with analyzing psychophysiological data is an asset (e.g., ocular, cardiac, respiratory, electrodermal activity);
  • Experience with writing grant applications is an asset.

Interested applicants may forward a cover letter, their curriculum vitae and the names of two referees by email to: 

Dr. Sébastien Tremblay
École de psychologie
Faculté des sciences sociales
2325, rue des Bibliothèques


Salary will be between CA$48,000 – CA$56,000 per year plus travel budget for attending conferences.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.


Université Laval


École de psychologie

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