Job: MSc internship in collaborative virtual environments design at IBISC Lab, Paris area

MSc internship position in collaborative virtual environments design at the IBISC Lab, Paris area, France

Review of applications will begin immediately, until the position is filled.

Please feel free to forward the offer to interested candidates.

Our HCI/VR research group (IRA2) at the IBISC Lab, Univ Evry, University Paris Saclay is looking for an intern to work on designing collaborative interaction techniques during surgical group training in virtual environments.

Students may apply to this internship position:

  • As part of their MSc thesis, subject to evaluation of their current university and MSc program; or,
  • After successfully completing an HCI/VR related MSc and currently looking for a PhD position.

WORK DESCRIPTION

  1. Conducting a literature review of the research field,
  2. Describing a first surgical training scenario. This task will be carried out in collaboration with our clinical partners,
  3. Designing collaborative interaction techniques to support the described scenario. The developed prototype will serve as a proof of concept for our clinical partners,
  4. Performing at least one preliminary experimental study to evaluate the prototype. This will consist, for example, in evaluating the designed collaborative interaction techniques and/or the different technologies adopted,
  5. Publishing the results in a national or an international conference.

QUALIFICATIONS

Good experience in HCI, UI design and programming (Unity 3D/C#), knowledge in 3D interactions, collaborative systems and user-centered design, high interest in research, teamwork and multidisciplinary work.

WORK CONDITIONS

A VR experimental platform (EVR@) and several existing virtual environments for surgical simulation will be available. The trainee will be in constant interaction with the team’s PhD students and other trainees. He/she will also be invited to participate in research meetings.

Compensation: ~500€ /month

An application for a funded PhD thesis is possible for an excellent candidate. More details on the research project can be found here: http://www.amine-chellali.name/files/stage2018.pdf.

Location: Paris area, France

Duration: 6 months (starting feb, mar or april 2018)

APPLICATION

Please send your application letter, a CV, the contact information for two references and your MSc transcripts to: Amine CHELLALI at amine.chellali@ufrst.univ-evry.fr.

Review of applications will begin immediately, until the position is filled.

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