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Job: Post-doctoral position on “Modeling Virtual Coaches” project at Sorbonne University

Post-doctoral position – Modeling Virtual Coaches
Institute for Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR) lab
Sorbonne University, Paris

There is a Post-doctoral position open at Sorbonne University in the Institute for Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR) lab on modeling group of virtual coaches.

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Job: Research Associate/Postdoc for AR/VR at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

We are currently looking for a new member for our research group doing all kinds of mixed / immersive / augmented / virtual reality work in Lucerne, Switzerland. Very pretty area!

While most people here speak German, this is explicitly not a requirement. We are doing a variety of projects, especially in the realm of games and HCI, so are looking for people with a background and interest in those areas.

We are happy for applications by both early-career researchers, postdocs and people with industry experience.

Application deadline April 30th.

More detail at the end of the email or here:
https://recruitingapp-2678.umantis.com/Vacancies/1672/Description/1

Happy to answer questions via email as well…

Cheers,
Richard

Research Associate / Postdoc for Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (80-100%)
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Lucerne, Switzerland
https://recruitingapp-2678.umantis.com/Vacancies/1672/Description/1

Application deadline April 30th

YOUR TASKS

  • You work jointly with our lecturers and academic staff on research and development projects with a focus on novel and appropriate uses of augmented and virtual reality.
  • You develop, implement and evaluate innovative concepts and solutions as AR/VR software prototypes in research and industry projects.
  • You support our research team in the acquisition of new projects, take responsibility for work-packages in existing projects and independently investigate research questions within these.
  • You supervise student projects and diploma theses. Participation in lecturing or further education is possible according to agreement.

YOUR PROFILE

  • Curiosity and a passion for research
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Research experience in industry or academia or ideally PhD
  • Practical and theoretical knowledge of AR- and VR-applications
  • Experience in Human-Computer Interaction, conduction of user studies and user-centered design
  • Good programming skills, for example in C# or C++
  • Ideally experience with modern Game Engines such as Unity
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; German advantageous (or willingness to learn)
  • Ability to explain complex facts and ideally experience with writing scientific texts
  • Active contribution in our self-organizing research team

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Job: Senior Research Lab Developer for VR developmental neuroimaging at Birkbeck, U of London

Permanent Senior Research Laboratory Developer
Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development,
Birkbeck, University of London
Location: London
Salary: £44,515 to £53,854
Hours: Full Time + Permanent
https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BQU941/senior-research-laboratory-developer

Application deadline: 23rd May 2019

The Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development (CBCD) is building a unique research facility within the new Wohl/Wolfson ToddlerLab. The Wellcome-funded Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE) will enable developmental changes in children’s brains, behaviours, and cognition to be studied in naturally contingent audiovisual virtual environments. The facility will incorporate cutting-edge wearable monitoring systems including psychophysiology, eye tracking, brain activity monitoring systems (EEG, fNIRS) and motion-capture synchronised to the VR environment.

You will be responsible for the effective development, management and operation of purpose built multi-method real and virtual (CAVE) developmental laboratory facilities within the CBCD (www.cbcd.bbk.ac.uk); providing a high quality technical service that proactively supports and contributes to research excellence; undertaking research for pilot projects leading to grant applications and project work leading to publications. You will be responsible for developing 3D content for the CAVE and coordinating different remote sensing technologies monitoring toddler behaviours and brain activity within the CAVE environment. You will work collaboratively as part of the research team to provide training support and cover across CBCD for research laboratory facilities for academics students and other service users.

Birkbeck’s CBCD incorporates a group of researchers studying brain and psychological development in typically and atypically developing babies toddlers and children using behavioural testing motion capture eye-tracking and brain imaging methods (eg. EEG fNIRS). The Centre currently involves some sixty people formed of several internationally recognised teams interacting in a friendly working environment. Read more on Job: Senior Research Lab Developer for VR developmental neuroimaging at Birkbeck, U of London…

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Job: Assistant/Associate Professor in HCI for VR/AR/MR at Telecom ParisTech

Télécom ParisTech is recruiting for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in Human-Computer Interaction for Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality. Télécom ParisTech is one of the leading French higher education and research institutions in the fields of engineering and digital technology. It is located in Paris area and is part of the new Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

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Jobs: Postdoctoral Research Fellow posts at Northumbria University’s School of Design

VICE-CHANCELLOR’S FELLOW IN DESIGN

Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Application deadline: March 10, 2019

Northumbria University’s School of Design is seeking applicants for at least two research fellow posts. With these posts we’re looking to recruit outstanding post-doctoral researchers who will have three years to focus their time on the development of their research profile and agenda, transitioning to permanent faculty after that point.

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Job: Postdoctoral Research Associate on Multi-Agent Social Simulation project at University of Glasgow

Post-doctoral Research Associate
Multi-Agent Social Simulation Project
Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology (INP)
University of Glasgow

We are seeking to recruit a post-doctoral Research Associate to contribute to the project: Multi-Agent Social Simulation.

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Jobs: 4 postdoc positions in WEAVR R&D project at University of York

Vacancies: WEAVR recruiting four new post docs for esports research

Role: 4 PDRA roles (see details and specific adverts below)
Institution: University of York (United Kingdom)
Closing date: 31/01/2019
Contract status: 2 years (fixed term)
Salary: £32,236 – £39,609

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Job: Postdoc in Socially Adaptive Behaviour Support Agents at TU Delft

Postdoc position in Socially Adaptive Behaviour Support Agents
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Level: Doctorate (PhD)
Working hours: 32-40 hours weekly
Contract: until 31-12-2022
Salary: 3303 – 4166 euros monthly (full-time basis)

This vacancy is available until the position is filled, the new deadline for applications is January 6, 2019.

JOB DESCRIPTION

This position is part of the programme “Pride & Prejudice – Tackling chronic disease prevention through real-life monitoring and context-aware intervention design”, which is financially supported by the 4TU federation (see https://www.4tu.nl/en/news/!/84378/awarding_hightech/).

Central to the Pride & Prejudice programme is the combination of monitoring in real-life through sensors (food intake, physical activity and health parameters) with the development of design interventions at different levels of the system (person, group, society), and evaluation of the (long-term) effectiveness of these combined interventions.

This position focuses on the development of a behaviour support agent that helps people to establish and maintain a healthy lifestyle (e.g., eating habits and physical activities). Specifically, we investigate how we can design a conversational agent that takes into account the norms and values of both the supported person and their social environment (such as nuclear families and caregivers). For this, the agent should be able to engage into a conversation with various stakeholders to elicit their norms and values, be able to reason about them, and seek or coach towards solutions in case of a conflict. We will empirically investigate through user studies whether norm- and value-tailoring makes the lifestyle interventions more effective.

As a postdoc your tasks concern the following activities:

  • perform scientific research
  • develop research prototypes using a situated cognitive engineering approach (iterative development cycles, empirical evaluation of prototypes with its users, scenario- and claim-based analysis, and focus group reviews)
  • present results in scientific conferences
  • publish in renowned scientific journals
  • participate in activities of the research group and project team
  • limited participation in teaching activities of the research group

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Jobs: 2 Doc/PostDoc positions in Social Robotics at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

PhD candidates or PostDocs

Department of Society, Technology, and Human Factors
and
Human Technology Center (HumTec)
RWTH Aachen University
Aachen, Germany

Application deadline: January 31, 2019

The group “Individual and Technology” at RWTH Aachen University, Germany (Prof. Dr. Astrid Rosenthal-von der Pütten; http://itec.rwth-aachen.de/) is looking for two highly motivated research assistants/associates (PhD candidates or PostDocs). The group Individual and Technology is part of the Department of Society, technology, and Human Factors and affiliated with the Human Technology Center (HumTec) at RWTH Aachen University (http://www.humtec.rwth-aachen.de). Our research and teaching focuses on media psychology, human-technology interaction, artificially intelligent systems, social robotics, and media neuroscience.

YOUR PROFILE

  • You have (or soon will obtain) an University degree (Master or equivalent) or a Doctorate/PhD for PostDocs in psychology, computer science, HCI or cognitive science
  • You have profound knowledge in one (or ideally more) of the following areas: media psychology, human-technology interaction, social robotics, artificially intelligent systems
  • You have a strong interest in interdisciplinary research and research questions at the intersection of (media) psychology, cognitive science and computer science
  • You have experience in planning and conducting human-technology interaction studies and in statistical analysis of self-report and interaction data
  • You have programming skills or are interested and willing to familiarize yourself with programming
  • Experience with a robot platform (e.g. Nao, Pepper) is a plus, but not a requirement; also programming skills in ROS would be a plus but not a requirement
  • Excellent English skills

Moreover, you are responsible, motivated, and team-minded and have strong communicative skills

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

You will engage in research in the project UrbANT (funded by the German Ministry of Research and Education). Within the project the consortium develops an autonomous delivery robot.

Your tasks are:

  • Quasi-experimental observations studies in the field and analysis of spontaneous user/pedestrian behavior
  • Development of social interaction concepts for collision avoidance
  • Iterative testing of the interaction concepts in lab studies
  • Testing the final prototype in field studies
  • Organization of project workshops
  • Publication of project results in competitive Journals, presentation at international conferences

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Jobs: Faculty positions in HCI in Understandable Autonomous Systems: Ethics, Transparency and Trust at University of Glasgow

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Understandable Autonomous Systems: Ethics, Transparency and Trust (GIST)

The University of Glasgow, UK

Reference Number: 023201
Location: Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building
College / Service: COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
Department: SCHOOL OF COMPUTING SCIENCE
Job Family: Research And Teaching
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range: £35,210 – £39,610 / £43,266 – £50,132 / £51,630 – £58,089 per annum

Full details: https://www22.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_glasgow01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=97137%2C6172467223&key=205929019&c=15992371562348&pagestamp=dbkqfmyqovrehzlodh

Closing Date: 31 March 2019

JOB PURPOSE

NOTE: This is the job description for the Lecturer grade 7/8. Job Description for the Senior Lecturer/Reader post is available as an attachment at the bottom of [the page at the url above]. Please specify which position(s) you wish to be considered for on your cover letter.

The School is creating a research theme in Understandable Autonomous Systems (UAS): Ethics, Transparency and Trust that will explore impending interaction challenges for computational services and algorithms. Whatever we interact with these days, there is a complex system behind it. This could be when making online purchases, in autonomous cars, or social robots. We believe that such systems must have the following characteristics: Explainability, Accountability, Human Learnability, Transparency, Verifiability, Trustworthiness, Privacy/Confidentiality, Fairness, Ethics/Morality.

We are looking for an outstanding researcher who can work with the Glasgow Interactive Systems research section (GIST) on human-computer interaction in areas such as explainable AI, open algorithms, ethics and system design. We are especially interested in academics with a practical research focus.

In this context the job purpose is to develop, lead and sustain research of international standard in the topics described above; to actively engage in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level and to play a role in developing and executing School strategy, management and organisation.

For appointment at Grade 8:
Develop, lead and sustain research of international standard in the human aspects of UAS particularly through vigorously pursuing opportunities to generate income and publish.

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