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Position: Postdoctoral Research Position, The Human Computer Interaction Group Bremen
Institution: Universität Bremen
Location: Bremen, Germany
Duties: In our group we investigate how people interact with digital spatial information and create new methods and novel interfaces to help people interact with spatial information. The position offers great opportunities to conduct independent and blue-sky research in a vibrant research environment. The successful candidate will be working with a dynamic, friendly, and helpful team of computer science researchers and also should actively engage in advising PhD students. Our research group is part of the school of computer science at University of Bremen
Requirements: A high-quality PhD thesis and publications at high quality venues in HCI/CS (ACM CHI, ACM UIST, Siggraph among others)
   
Text: Postdoctoral position within the Human-Computer Interaction Group Bremen, Germany 1x Postdoctoral research position A299/16 with the Human Computer Interaction Group Bremen at the University of Bremen, Germany to be filled as soon as possible - applications are considered until positions are filled. Salary is according to the German Federal pay scale (100 % TV-L 13). The position is a fixed-term contract for the duration of one year on the basis of the Part-time and Fixed-Term Contracts Act (TzBfG). A fixed-term employment according to the Part-time and Fixed-Term Contracts Act is only possible if you have not previously been employed by the City of Bremen. This does not apply to periods of training / apprenticeship. Job Description: The newly formed research group for human-computer interaction (HCI) is led by Prof. Dr. Johannes Schöning (www.johannesschoening.de). He holds a Lichtenberg Professorship and the position is supported by the Volkswagen foundation. In our group we investigate how people interact with digital spatial information and create new methods and novel interfaces to help people interact with spatial information. This includes the development and evaluation of wearable technologies, mobile augmented reality and virtual reality applications, interactive surfaces and tabletops, and other “post desktop” interfaces. Therefore, we are currently looking for a postdoctoral researcher excited to do research at the intersection of HCI, geoinformatics, and Ubicomp technologies. About us: The position offers great opportunities to conduct independent and blue-sky research in a vibrant research environment. We offer collaboration with other members of the HCI group and other groups within the CS department in Bremen. The successful candidate will be working with a dynamic, friendly, and helpful team of computer science researchers and also should actively engage in advising PhD students. Our research group is part of the school of computer science at University of Bremen. The University of Bremen is one of 11 institutions classed as an "Elite university" in Germany, and an university of approximately 23,500 students from over 100 countries, offering a broad range of fringe benefits such as sports facilities, cultural activities and daycare. Qualifications: We seek researchers enthusiastic to interact with computer scientists and colleagues from other disciplines and who have a demonstrated interest in connecting their research agenda with societal issues. A high-quality PhD thesis and publications at high quality venues in HCI / CS (ACM CHI, ACM UIST, Siggraph among others) are required. The ideal researcher will have a technical background and a desire to creatively use those skills to address problems of societal importance. Conditions of employment: The position is available for a period of one year (under the condition of job release); As the University of Bremen intends to increase the proportion of female employees in science, women are particularly encouraged to apply. In case of equal personal aptitudes and qualification, disabled persons will be given priority. Applicants with a migration background are welcome. How to Apply & What to Do in Case of Questions: Applications should comprise a cover letter, complete CV including any achievements, degree certificates (including list of courses and grades), names and contact details of at least two referees, a 2-3 page research statement, top 3 publications of the candidate. Please send your application to: Prof. Dr. Johannes Schöning, University of Bremen Bibliothekstr. 5 28359 Bremen / Germany or by mail to: Prof. Dr. Johannes Schöning, schoening noSpam @ uni-bremen.de Application deadline: January 31st, 2017 (or until a suitable candidate is found). If you have any questions about the position, please do not hesitate to address them to the above email address.
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