Postdoctoral Fellow Position (100%, fully funded)
We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to join our work on the next generation of user interfaces at the HCI Lab at Saarland University in Saarbruecken, Germany.
We are an international and diverse team and offer an environment that offers much creative freedom and support to conduct cutting-edge research. You can shape the ideas you pursue, in one or several of the following areas:
- Wearable Interfaces
- Virtual Reality & Haptics
- Human-Robot Interaction
- Fabrication, New Materials, 3D Printing, E-textiles
- Soft Robotics
You can find out more about our work at https://hci.cs.uni-saarland.de. We have a strong research focus and ongoing collaborations with major international institutes. You will work closely with members of the HCI lab and frequently interact with members of the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI, and the Leibniz Institute for New Materials, all based in close vicinity on Saarland Informatics Campus. Saarbruecken is strongly represented at CHI, with 15 main track papers published at CHI 2023.
Don’t hesitate to drop me (Juergen Steimle) an email to ask more or pass by our Lab Demo at CHI in Hamburg (https://programs.sigchi.org/chi/2023/program/content/98844).
A successful candidate has:
- a PhD degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Electrical Engineering, Material Science, or related field (or is about to obtain the PhD degree)
- has an outstanding track record of publications in top-tier venues related to human-computer interaction
- creativity, independence
- excellent team working and communication skills
- high motivation for research at the intersection of HCI and new technologies
- proficiency in English is a prerequisite; German language skills are not required, but a plus
The position is fully funded and for an initial duration of two years. Salaries are internationally competitive, based on state employees salary scheme TV-L E13 or E14 (100%). They include health insurance, social insurance and contributions to the retirement pension plan. Starting in fall 2023 is preferred, but we have some flexibility.
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 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.
ABOUT the ENVIRONMENT
Saarland Informatics Campus is situated in Saarbruecken, in the dynamic tri-border region of Germany, France, and Luxembourg. It can count itself amongst the leading locations for computer science research worldwide, with more than 80 research groups in CS. In immediate proximity to each other, you find Saarland University’s renowned Department of Computer Science, the two Max Planck Institutes for Informatics and for Software Systems, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the national Helmholtz CISPA center for IT security, and several other research institutes, with a total of some 800 researchers. You can find more information on http://saarland-informatics-campus.de/.
HOW TO APPLY
We start reviewing applications on 5 June 2023. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Please submit a cover letter (describing research experience, fit for position and future interests), your CV, study transcripts, copies of your high-school degree, and names and contact information of two references. Please send your application via e-mail to Anne Bardesono-Koepsel, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.