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Job: Junior Professorship in Human-Robot Interaction at University of Wurzburg

Call for Applications

Junior Professorship with tenure-track in Human-Robot Interaction
Institute for Computer Science
University of Würzburg
Würzburg, Germany
https://www.uni-wuerzburg.de/fileadmin/midas/2020/Ausschreibungen/2020-09-24_Ausschreibung_HRI_en.pdf

Application deadline: 4 November 2020

The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Würzburg has an open tenured position in the Institute for Computer Science starting at the earliest possible date.

The junior professorship is to be filled on a temporary basis as a civil servant for an initial period of three years. The temporary civil service relationship is to be extended on probation for a total duration of up to six years. The tenure and appointment as a university professor of grade W3 in a civil servant relationship for life shall only be granted if the junior professor has proven his/her worth in accordance with the university’s internal quality assurance concept. This tenure-track professorship is funded by the Bund-Länder Programme for the Promotion of Young Academics (Tenure-Track Programme).… read more. “Job: Junior Professorship in Human-Robot Interaction at University of Wurzburg”

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Job: Research Fellow: Human Factors and innovative technologies for surgical interventions at UCL

Research Fellow: Human Factors and innovative technologies for surgical interventions
UCL Interaction Centre – Division of Psychology and Language Sciences – London
Hours – Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £35,965 – £40,062 per annum
Ref: 1871388
https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5041178&ownertype=fair&jcode=1871388

Closing Date: 30 Oct 2020

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Novel imaging technologies combined with advances in Artificial Intelligence and robotics are creating new possibilities for surgical interventions that exploit near-real-time imaging and imaging-informed information sources and new kinds of surgical tools that change the roles of the surgical team.

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow position in the Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS) to investigate clinical needs and practices, including how new tools change the ways that the clinical team comprehend their task, how teams engage with innovative technologies, and how new technologies fit within and transform work.… read more. “Job: Research Fellow: Human Factors and innovative technologies for surgical interventions at UCL”

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Job: Postdoc on interactive machine learning and human-robot/agent interaction at Sorbonne U.

Call for Applications

Postdoctoral researcher on interactive machine learning and human-robot/agent interaction
PIRoS (Perception, Interaction and Robotique Sociales) team
of the Institute for Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR)
at Sorbonne University (Paris)

Submission deadline: End of September 2020

The PIRoS (Perception, Interaction and Robotique Sociales) team of the Institute for Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR) at Sorbonne University (Paris) is looking for a for a highly motivated and ambitious postdoctoral researcher to conduct research on interactive machine learning and human-robot/agent interaction.

The successful candidate will work on several EU projects including the HumanE-AI-Net (ICT-48-2020 – Towards a vibrant European network of AI excellence centres; www.humane-ai.eu) and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network ANIMATAS (www.animatas.eu).… read more. “Job: Postdoc on interactive machine learning and human-robot/agent interaction at Sorbonne U.”

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Jobs: 2 Postdoc positions on “Ethical assessment and guidance of emerging technologies” at U. of Twente

The Department of Philosophy of the University of Twente is urgently looking for two postdoctoral researchers for six months (October 1st, 2020 – April 1st, 2021)

Position 1: Ethical assessment and guidance of emerging technologies, with particular attention to AI and robotics
Position 2: Ethical assessment and guidance of emerging technologies, with particular attention to human enhancement

Working from a distance is a possibility.

Application deadline: September 7th, 2020

Both positions are for the Horizon 2020 SIENNA project (https://www.sienna-project.eu/). The SIENNA project, carried by 12 international partners and coordinated by the University of Twente, aims to promote enhanced consideration of ethical and human rights issues in new and emerging technologies with major socio-economic impact and human rights relevance.

Tasks for position 1: You contribute to the development of a multi-stakeholder strategy and practical tools (like ethics by design methodologies, research ethics frameworks and policies) for ethical AI and robotics.… read more. “Jobs: 2 Postdoc positions on “Ethical assessment and guidance of emerging technologies” at U. of Twente”

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Jobs: MA, PhD, Postdoc positions in Computer-Human Interaction at Queensland University of Technology

MA, PhD, Postdoc positions in Computer-Human Interaction
Queensland University of Technology
Brisbane, Australia

Expressions of interest due by 20th September 2020

We are seeking applicants for Masters, PhD and Postdoctoral positions for our Australian Research Council funded projects and for the annual QUT scholarship round. We are seeking excellent candidates to research in the following areas:

  • Augmented sociality – social interaction in augmented reality
  • Technologies for Inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities
  • Co-Designing activities and technologies to revitalise Australian Indigenous Languages
  • Human interaction with AI and machine learning
  • New technologies for engagement with nature.

(Interaction with children, new food systems and waste are also potential topics that could be supported, given our involvement in related research centres. Please enquire.)

The Computer-Human Interaction group in the School of Computer Science at QUT researches the design of innovative socio-technical systems. We research and teach in the nexus of Interaction Design, Data Science and Games.… read more. “Jobs: MA, PhD, Postdoc positions in Computer-Human Interaction at Queensland University of Technology”

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Job: “The Ethics of Humanoid Robots” PhD position at Utrecht University

Job Opening

The Ethics Institute of Utrecht University’s Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies seeks a researcher for a 4-year, full-time PhD project “The Ethics of Humanoid Robots,” as part of the inter-university Gravitation consortium “Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technology”.

Full details: Job listing on the website of Utrecht University

Deadline for application: August 29, 2020
Intended starting date: January 1, 2021

AIMS OF THE PHD PROJECT

Robots that look and act like humans are currently being created for a variety of purposes: care robots for children with autism and as companions for the elderly; so-called sex robots; display model show robots like “Sophia” (who was awarded honorary citizenship in Saudi Arabia), and so on. Meanwhile, AI systems are also increasingly making decisions previously made by humans: for example, expert systems advise doctors about the resuscitation of coma patients, and autonomous vehicles make decisions about life and death.… read more. “Job: “The Ethics of Humanoid Robots” PhD position at Utrecht University”

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Job: Associate Director, Center for Immersive Experiences at Penn State University

Call for Applications:

Associate Director, Center for Immersive Experiences
Pennsylvania State University
University Park Campus
https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PSU_Academic/job/University-Park-Campus/Associate-Director–Center-for-Immersive-Experiences_REQ_0000004529-1

Review of applications will be begin September 1, 2020

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Penn State’s Center for Immersive Experiences (CIE; immersive.psu.edu) is seeking to fill the position of associate director. CIE is a Penn State signature initiative with university-wide participation of 12 colleges and research units and is an affiliated center of the Institute for Computational and Data Science (ICDS).

The Associate Director will be appointed as an Assistant/Associate Research Professor based upon experience and is expected to have their faculty home in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications. They will work directly with the Center Director and coordinate research activities of vibrant, multidisciplinary teams funded or facilitated by CIE. CIE is committed to a range of topics that see transformative changes due to the paradigm-shifting nature of immersive technologies.… read more. “Job: Associate Director, Center for Immersive Experiences at Penn State University”

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Job: Associate Professor specialized in HCI and Mixed Reality at IMT Atlantique Brest

JOB ADVERTISEMENT

IMT ATLANTIQUE
is recruiting an Associate Professor in Computer Science, specialized in HCI and Mixed Reality
Brest campus
France
https://www.imt-atlantique.fr/en/school/job-offers/recruitment-campaign

Deadline for applications: September 20th, 2020
Start date: December 2020

Keywords: Human-Computer Interaction, 3D User Interaction, Mixed Reality (Virtual Reality and/or Augmented Reality), Immersive 3D Visualization (Immersive Analytics)

Administrative status: Associate/Assistant Professor, civil servant of the French Ministry of Economy and Industry

PRESENTATION OF THE SCHOOL:

IMT Atlantique, internationally recognized for the quality of its research, is a leading general engineering school under the aegis of the Ministry of Industry and Digital Technology, ranked in the 3 main international rankings (THE, SHANGAI, QS).

Situated on 3 campuses, Brest, Nantes and Rennes, IMT Atlantique aims to combine digital technology and energy to transform society and industry through training, research and innovation. It aims to be the leading French higher education and research institution in this field on an international scale.… read more. “Job: Associate Professor specialized in HCI and Mixed Reality at IMT Atlantique Brest”

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Job: Research Associate, Trust in Human-Machine Partnerships (THuMP), King’s College London

Call for Applications

Research Associate / Research Assistant
EPSRC/UKRI funded project THuMP: Trust in Human-Machine Partnerships
King’s College London

Department of Informatics
Job ID:  030892
https://thump-project.ai/visxai-job-post-details/

Close Date: 27 July 2020

We have a two year research position available to support research concerned human factors in Explainable AI. The post is part of an innovative EPSRC/UKRI funded project THuMP: Trust in Human-Machine Partnerships. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting research around the interfaces to support explainability in the context of decision making in human-machine partnerships. Tasks will involve: building an interaction infrastructure for the project; developing a prototype interface for communicating with users; designing new visual layouts for prototype systems and designing and conducting experiments with human subjects based on the use cases co-created with the project partners.

He/she will work closely with members of the THuMP project.

We are seeking enthusiastic applicants with a background in any of the following (but not limited to): HCI, Human Factors, Interface Design/Development, Visualization etc.… read more. “Job: Research Associate, Trust in Human-Machine Partnerships (THuMP), King’s College London”

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Job: Postdoc in Information Visualization and HCI at Institut Polytechnique de Paris

Postdoc in Information Visualization and Human-Computer Interaction
Design, Interaction, Visualisation & Applications (DIVA) research group at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris
On “Wizard: Visual Analytics for Home Care”
https://perso.telecom-paristech.fr/eagan/research/recruitment/wizard

The DIVA group at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris is currently seeking outstanding candidates for a funded post-doc in information visualization and human-computer interaction. In the context of home-care for aging populations, this project has two goals: research into visual analytics support for hybrid human-machine decision making processes, and the creation of proof-of-concept tools for practitioners. The successful post-doc will explore and develop new models of such hybrid interactions combining machine-learning and visualization in the visual analytics process.

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants should have:

  • a Ph.D. in human-computer interaction, information visualization, data science, machine learning, or a related discipline.
  • experience with some or all of the following: mastery of computer science fundamentals and sound development skills; designing information visualizations; user-centered design; machine learning; data science.
read more. “Job: Postdoc in Information Visualization and HCI at Institut Polytechnique de Paris”
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