Job: Post doctoral researcher on ultrasound sensor/haptics project at University of Bristol

The Bristol Interaction and Graphics group ( of the University of Bristol is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral researcher with expertise in the area of ultrasound sensor use and measurement or in haptic interaction. Ideally, you will have expertise in both topics, and it is anticipated that you will have skills in one of these two topics with an interest in learning more about the other.

The project will investigate the use of ultrasound transducers to provide ‘feelable’ feedback through air to provide multi-point haptic feedback on the surface of a multi-touch horizontal surface. You will develop experiments and simulations concerning the use of ultrasound sensors for generating force-feedback at multiple locations on a surface and identify physical setup for an integrated multi-touch system.

Within these objectives there will be plenty of freedom and flexibility in shaping the research project. You will work closely with collaborators from the Bristol Ultrasonics group and the Glasgow Interactive Systems group. The ultimate key requirement is to demonstrate academic excellence through high-quality peer-reviewed papers and strong interaction with the peer-community.

You will have a PhD in a related discipline, good hardware photocopying skills and experience with haptic technologies and/or Ultrasound sensors. You will also have hardware prototyping skills together with experience with haptic technologies and /or ultrasound sensors.

Further details and an application form can be found at

Important Details:

Closing Date for application: 30 November 2011
Anticipated Interview Date: 12 December 2011
Start Date: Feb 2012 (flexible)
Duration of the position: Up to 2 years
Salary: £29972 – £33734 p.a.
Note: Post reference number is 16736

If you have any additional questions please contact Sriram Subramanian by email (sriram @ cs. or telephone (+44 117 331 5235).


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