Post-doc position in HCI

The HCI Lab at Saarland University and the Max Planck Institute for Informatics ( is seeking an outstanding Postdoctoral Associate to conduct cutting-edge research in the area of body-based user interfaces or digital fabrication. The postdoc will work closely with Prof. Dr. Jürgen Steimle, head of the HCI Lab. The postdoc will also frequently interact with members of the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, the DFKI, and Saarbruecken HCI, all based on Saarland Informatics Campus in Saarbruecken (Germany).

Our lab specializes in developing novel interaction techniques, interactive devices, rapid fabrication, and sensing methods in the fields of mobile, tangible, and wearable computing.

The lab is part of the German Cluster of Excellence on Multimodal Computing and Interaction. We have a strong research focus, a strong presence in the international key conferences of HCI, and ongoing collaborations with major international institutes.

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A successful candidate has:
  • PhD degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Human-Computer Interaction, or related field
  • outstanding track record of publications in high-quality venues related to human-computer interaction
  • creativity, independence
  • excellent team working and communication skills, and high motivation for research at the intersection of HCI and new technologies


We offer a fully funded post-doc position for two years. The start date is flexible, but fall/winter 2018 is preferred.

Your role will involve the design, prototyping, and/or evaluation of new interactive technology and user interfaces, as well as writing up the results for academic publication. You will contribute to the leadership of ongoing projects (e.g., within our ERC Grant InteractiveSkin) while also initiating new ones based on your unique background and expertise. You will also have the opportunity to supervise graduate and undergraduate students and (moderately) contribute to the teaching activities of the lab.

Salaries are internationally competitive, based on state employees salary scheme TV-L E 13 or E 14 (100%), and include health insurance and social insurance.

Saarbruecken can count itself amongst the best locations for computer science research worldwide. In immediate proximity to each other on the Saarbrücken Campus, you find Saarland University’s Department of Computer Science, the two Max Planck Institutes for Informatics and for Software Systems, the German Excellence Cluster “Multimodal Computing and Interaction”, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the Helmholtz CISPA center for IT security, and a few other research institutes, all in all with some 400 researchers. Together they attract talent from all over the world with the Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science playing an important supporting role. You can find more information on


We start reviewing candidates on 5 June 2018. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please submit your CV, your research statement, a full list of publications, copies of university degree(s) and/or study transcripts, names and contact information of three references, and PDFs of three selected publications. Please send your application via e-mail to Kathrin Keim, Should you have questions about the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Jürgen Steimle Saarland University is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the policy of increasing the proportion of women in this type of employment, we actively encourage applications from women. For candidates with equal qualifications, preference will be given to people with physical disabilities.