Job: Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships in Human Centered Computing at Utrecht University

Call for Applications

Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellowships in Human Centered Computing
Utrecht University
The Netherlands

Expressions of interest due 30 May, 2020

The Human-Centred Computing group, Utrecht University, the Netherlands invites candidates interested in a Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual European fellowship. The call has a deadline of 9 September 2020. General information about Marie Curie fellowships can be found here: n

What we are looking for are candidates who:

  • Have a PhD or at least 4 years’ full-time research experience by the call deadline (9 September 2020).
  • Have not been in the Netherlands for more than 12 months in the 3 years before 9 September 2020.
  • Would love to live in Utrecht during their fellowship and work with us
  • Have an interest in our research areas (see below) and a background that complements these areas
  • Bring something new to our group.

Marie Curie welcomes people who want to restart their research career after a break such as parental leave, and we also welcome interest from such candidates.

What we offer selected candidates is:

  • An international top university (#30 Shanghai ranking) as host institution.
  • A strong and friendly research group
  • Excellent research infrastructure
  • Mentoring, support, input, and feedback to produce an excellent jointly written fellowship proposal

If you are interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellowship with us as host, please

  • Send an expression of interest to the member of staff closest aligned to your research interests by 30 May, 2020, with subject line ‘Marie Curie’.
  • Include:
    • Your CV (PDF including publication list)
    • A paragraph explaining what makes you a good candidate
    • A paragraph explaining your research interests and the project you envisage working on during your fellowship
    • A paragraph explaining what skills you would bring to the group
    • A paragraph explaining what you would like to learn during your fellowship

Our research areas include:

  • Virtual humans in Augmented & Virtual Reality and Games (Zerrin Yumak)
  • Human-Robot Interaction (Maartje de Graaf)
  • Mobile and Wearable Computing (Paweł W. Woźniak, Egon L. van den Broek)
  • Personalized and adaptive systems (Judith Masthoff, Egon L. van den Broek)
  • User Modeling and Recommender Systems (Judith Masthoff)
  • Affective and empathic computing (Egon L. van den Broek, Judith Masthoff)
  • Persuasive technology, e-coaching, and serious games  (Robbert Jan Beun, Judith Masthoff, Joske Houtkamp)
  • Computer-Supported Collaborative Work and Crowd Computing (Ioanna Lykourentzou)
  • Automated analysis of and interaction with humanities’ data (Almila Akdag)
  • Cognition in User Experience (Christof van Nimwegen)

These research areas are addressed in many domains, including: health & well-being, sports, education, music, retail, and cultural heritage.

Email addresses for all staff can be found on the Utrecht University website (


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