Post Doc position with focus on Human-Computer Interaction at Computer Science, Aarhus University

Updated: 5 days ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Jun 2024

We are searching for creative and innovative minds who want to conduct cutting-edge research and push the boundaries of HCI in one or multiple of the following areas:

  • digital fabrication
  • bio-sensors and health-related interfaces
  • sensing techniques
  • printed electronics
  • wearables
  • smart fibers
  • sustainable fabrication
  • other related topics

The successful candidate must have
  • a PhD Degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design, or a related area.
  • strong technical competencies in at least one of the following fields: HCI, embedded systems, electrical/mechanical engineering, computer graphics/vision, machine learning, or other related skills that are useful for fabricating new types of physical objects and interfaces
  • excellent programming skills

Your application should demonstrate that you are able to:
  • creatively and independently solve problems
  • work as part of a larger team
  • demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English

Expected start date and place of work

The expected start date is 1 September 2024 or as soon as possible therefter. 

The place of work is Åbogade 34, 8200 Aarhus N, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 



Your application should include: 

  • a CV
  • a letter that summarizes your research interest and what you intend to work on (1 page)
  • a link to your website that shows the projects you already worked on (if available)
  • Letter of reference 

If you would like to know more about the position and/or the university before the deadline, please reach out to

[email protected]

with your attached CV.

At the Interactive Matter Lab , we conduct research on Human-Computer-Interaction (HCI) with a focus on innovating in fabrication technologies and materials to enable the broader society creating personalized interactive tools and devices. In our everyday live, we use numerous objects to interact with other people and digital data including mobile phones, smart home devices, or simply a TV's remote control. These interactions have a high impact on how we live our live, how we gather information, and how we interact with others. Our research aims to innovate in the personalized fabrication of such interactive objects enabling personalized medical devices, novel printing hardware, interactive materials, and computational algorithms that go beyond the capabilties of technology that exists today.


About Department of Computer Science at Aarhus University:

The Department of Computer Science is located in a developing campus area called IT-City Katrinebjerg, where many institutions and companies working with information technology are located. The Department has a staff of approximately 175   people including 18 full professors (some on part time) and 18 associate professors, 7 tenure track assistant professors, 30 postdocs and 70 PhD students, as well as 20 Tech and Admin Staff members. The student population is approximately 800. The Department’s ranking on 

CSRankings.org

 in the set of topics covered by the mentioned research groups is in top 30 in the World and top 5 in Europe.

The department is strong in both theoretical and applied computer science. We pride ourselves on close cooperation between different research groups, even those which have traditionally been perceived as being far from each other. Many of the department's research targets themes and application areas that are interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary in nature.

Read more about the Department of Computer Science on www.cs.au.dk


The benefits of working in Denmark:

Denmark as a country offers the opportunity to pursue a career without compromising your family life and in general work-life balance in Denmark are among the best in Europe. In addition, Denmark is a safe place to live with a very low crime rate and is in general secure and equal. Denmark is considered in the top of the happiest countries in the world in international surveys. The Danish society builds on a welfare system which means your taxes goes into welfare services such as free healthcare and education. Taxes in Denmark are high but international academic staff members can, under certain conditions, benefit from a special tax scheme to further improve working conditions. On top of this collective agreements guarantee you a safe workplace, fair wages, pay during sickness, paid paternity/-maternity leave, flexible workhours and much more. If you want to know more about the Danish way of living please visit: Life in Denmark. Finally, Aarhus is locally in Denmark assessed as the best study city.


Application procedure

Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.



Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.



Formalities and salary range

Natural Sciences refers to the

Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation

.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities .

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here . Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here .

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here .

At the Faculty of Natural Science at Aarhus University, we strive to support our scientific staff in their career development. We focus on competency development and career clarification and want to make your opportunities transparent. On our website , you can find information on all types of scientific positions, as well as the entry criteria we use when assessing candidates. You can also read more about how we can assist you in your career planning and development.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.



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