Monday, August 31, 2009

Phd Jobs 2009 2010 Human Computer Interaction - Computer Science

The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has the following vacancy
a PhD “End-User Development of Tangible Interaction”(V51.073)
You can apply for this job before 01-09-2009

This PhD is part of a collaborative project called WikiTherapist which
aims to enable therapists to develop technology-based therapy
programs, on non conventional platforms like tangible user interfaces
and robots. The project will be staffed by 2 PhD students and 2

This vacancy concerns the design, development and validation of an
end-user development environment for tangible interfaces that is
tailored to the needs and capabilities of therapists. The PhD student
will be placed in the User Centred Engineering Group, Department of
Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology. The student
will spend up to 24 months in placements at industry participating in
the project.

The project will follow a user centred design approach in which
therapists will be involved in all stages. Particularly interesting
for this project is to enable the operation of a community of
innovation in which therapists and technology providers can pool
resources and capabilities. The project will have a strong focus on
validation of the concepts through field studies especially with a
view to develop generalizable knowledge about how to structure and
facilitate this type of co-development process.

A Master in Computer Science, ideally in an area related to
human-computer interaction. Affinity with the topics of end-user
programming, graphical user interfaces, open/evolutionary development
processes, or technology based rehabilitation are valued. Also valued
is prior experience of the candidate with field studies and with
setting up and executing user tests.
Appointment and Salary

The appointment is for 4 years. As an employee of the university you
will receive a competitive salary as well as excellent employment
conditions (including excellent sport facilities and child care). The
research in this project must be concluded with writing a PhD thesis.
A salary is offered starting at EUR 2,042 per month (gross) in the
first year and increasing up to EUR 2,612 per month (gross) in the
last year. Moreover 8% bonus share (holiday supplement) and 8.3% bonus
share (end-of-the-year allowance) are provided annually. Assistance
for finding accommodation can be given.

Further information about the project, including a full project
description, can be obtained from Dr. Panos Markopoulos, Dept of
Industrial Design, phone +31 (0)40 247 5247,please mail:

General information about the organization and the hiring process can
be requested from Ms. Julma Braat, personnel department, Dept of
Industrial Design, phone +31 (0)40 247 5883, e-mail:

Applications are due by 1 September 2009. Please send a written
application or e-mail, including a letter explaining your specific
interest in the project and extensive curriculum vitae, to the
following address:

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Department of Industrial Design
Attn. Ms. JA.C.L. Braat, room HG 3.93
P.O. Box 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

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