Postdoctoral researcher in Human–Computer Interaction with Virtual Reality

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 09 Oct 2022

Department of Computer Science
Faculty of SCIENCE
University of Copenhagen

We are looking for hiring a postdoctoral researcher at the Human-Centered Computing Section, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen (www.di.ku.dk ). The position is two years full-time and starts 1 January 2023 or soon thereafter.

The postdoc will work on human–computer interaction with virtual reality. The position is part of a project that investigates movement learning in VR. The project aims to theorize how sensory feedback in VR (e.g., visual or haptic) influences physical movements (e.g., redirection), and to optimise motor learning through designing how user interfaces for VR provide feedback. Therefore, knowledge and interest related to human–computer interaction research is essential, but as a postdoc you have much freedom to detail your focus: to a large extent, you shape the research you work on and the ideas you pursue.

Why do a Postdoc at our group in Copenhagen?

This position offers an opportunity to join a globally recognized, highly ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun group of international researchers working at the forefront of human–computer interaction. Our Human–Centered Computing section aspires to be a top research group for human-computer interaction that bridges technology, theory, and empirical studies. We have a regular presence at CHI and UIST and do well in rankings (like www.csrankings.org ). We are currently ten faculty, and a large and active group of PhD fellows and postdocs for peer-support and to engage with in social activities.

The project this position is a part of involves collaboration with researchers at the Cognition, Intention and Action group at the Department of Psychology. In this position, you will also affiliate with the Pioneer Centre for Artificial Intelligence and its Extended Reality collaboratory located at the University of Copenhagen.

The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479 and is the oldest and largest university in Denmark. It is often ranked as the best university in Scandinavia and consistently as one of the top places in Europe. Within computer science, it is ranked 2nd in the European Union (post-Brexit) by Shanghai Ranking. We are located in Copenhagen, consistently recognized as one of the world’s most livable cities, in the country of Denmark, ranked as one of the top three happiest countries in the world.

Qualifications

  • PhD (or soon-to-be a PhD) in Human-computer Interaction or related fields.
  • Experience in one or more of the following:
    • Empirical studies of human–computer interaction, motor learning, or perception;
    • Designing or building software or hardware prototypes of interaction techniques or user interfaces for VR;
    • Computational methods and models of interaction with VR or motor control.
  • Publications in top venues of HCI and/or VR (e.g., CHI, UIST, TOCHI, IEEEVR, VR journal).

Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Joanna Bergström, joanna@di.ku.dk , +45 93565483.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include 

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans (a maximum of two pages)
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 9 October 2022, 23:59 GMT+2. After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/ .


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


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