Job: Research Associate for WeDraw HCI project at UCL Interaction Centre

Please find information below about a Research Associate position on Human-Computer Interaction at the UCL Interaction Centre. (WeDraw project). Please forward to anyone who may be interested – the deadline is 6th Jan 2017.

Research Associate in Human-Computer Interaction – Ref:1614112
Division of Psychology and Language Sciences

University College London (UCL) Interaction Centre

Grade 7
Hours – Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance) – £34,056 – £36,923 per annum

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work as part of a multidisciplinary group within the EU-funded project weDraw. WeDraw is a 2-year research project that brings together European partners from industry and university to explore how multi-modal and multi-sensory technology can support the learning of mathematical and geometrical concepts in children.

The position is based at the UCL Interaction Centre UCLIC: https://uclic.ucl.ac.uk/. UCLIC is a Centre of Excellence in Human-Computer Interaction drawing its members from both UCL’s Computer Science Department and the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences.

Under the supervision of Prof Nadia Berthouze and Dr Paul Marshall, the post holder will be responsible for the development of body sensing, recognition and feedback technology to facilitate the exploration through movement, sound and touch of mathematical, geometrical and physical concepts. The post holder will be also involved in data collection and evaluation studies with children and their teachers to support the development and testing of the software. The post holder will also contribute to the dissemination of the research through publications in academic conferences and journal papers as well as demonstration at academic and public events.

The post is available for 22 months in the first instance with the start date 1st March 2017.

Applicants must have obtained a degree in Computer Science and have a PhD in a related area or be expected to obtain a PhD award soon after the start date.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £29,809 – £31,432 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

The ideal candidate will have experience in developing software for automatic recognition of body gesture/movement as well as automatic analysis of its affective quality. They should have demonstrated potential for excellent research (e.g., as evidenced by a good publication track record in international journals) and the capability and motivation to collaborate within an interdisciplinary research group with people from the various disciplines involved in this project.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online, please go to:
https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5041178&ownertype=fair&jcode=1614112

To find out more about the role, please contact Prof Nadia Berthouze (n.berthouze@ucl.ac.uk; tel: +44(0)20 3108 7067). Enquiries about the application process can be made to Dr Louise Gaynor (l.gaynor@ucl.ac.uk).

Closing Date – 6 Jan 2017; Interview date – 19 January 2017.

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