Job: Post-doc at Illusioneering Lab at the University of Minnesota

Post-Doctoral Associate
The Illusioneering Lab at the University of Minnesota
Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA
Job ID: 334254 / Job Code: 9546
https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/334254

Open until filled

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in computer science or a related field and strong record of high-quality research in virtual reality, 3D user interfaces, and/or human-computer interaction.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Deep technical expertise in the areas of virtual reality and 3D user interfaces.
  • Prior experience developing applications using virtual reality hardware and software, including 3D game engines such as Unity or Unreal.
  • Strong scientific skills with regards to experimental design, conducting user studies, and analyzing results.

ABOUT THE JOB

The Illusioneering Lab at the University of Minnesota is hiring a postdoctoral researcher in virtual/augmented reality and human-computer interaction.  The Illusioneering Lab applies interdisciplinary theories from the cognitive and behavioral sciences to advance immersive technologies and create impactful mixed reality experiences. Research in the lab focuses on three core areas: (1) Immersion: Virtual and augmented reality technologies can create compelling illusions of being transported to a distant place or sharing space with someone who is not actually present. (2) Perception: Immersive media provide new opportunities to study human perception and investigate phenomena that would be impossible to experience in the real world. (3) Interaction: 3D user interfaces are inherently spatial and embodied, with emerging applications in data analysis, education, health care, and entertainment. For more information, see: http://illusioneering.umn.edu/

Duties/Responsibilities:

60% – The primary responsibility of the postdoctoral associate will be to conduct high-quality research related to the PI’s ongoing projects in virtual reality and human-computer interaction. Specific research topics may include redirected walking, visual perception, cybersickness, and communication mediated through immersive technologies. The candidate may also explore new research areas at the intersection of virtual/augmented reality and robotics.

20% – The postdoctoral associate will also be provided the opportunity to pursue their own individual research interests. It is expected that they would begin to develop an independent research agenda, with mentorship from the PI.

20% – The postdoctoral associate will be expected to provide technical/scientific support and mentorship for graduate and undergraduate students in the lab.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Minnesota has been on the cutting-edge for its education, research and outreach for decades. The legacy continues as the Department continues to grow and expand its curriculum, research and outreach. You are invited to join our team as a Postdoctoral Associate.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section. Please attach your resume as well as a research statement.

This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

DIVERSITY

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

BACKGROUND CHECK INFORMATION

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, TWIN CITIES (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research.  Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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