PhD position within EU International training network DyViTo
The PhD project is part of a European Network with altogether 11 PhD projects on cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research, see …
- Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 36 - 40 uur
- € 2222 - € 2840 per maand
The PhD project is part of a European Network with altogether 11 PhD projects on cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research, see https://dyvito.wordpress.com/projects-in-brief-and-contacts/ This particular project (PhD IDE, one of two in Delft) is focussed on lighting, its perceptual and optical properties, its effects on appearance, and the development of tools for lighting design. In the last decade we developed a theoretical framework to describe and design static natural light. In this project we will do optical and perceptual studies to extend our framework to include colour and temporal dynamics. The scientific findings will be implemented in lighting design tools that work with light field structures instead of traditional surface illuminances. The other PhD candidate in Delft (PhD EEMCS) will work on lighting design interfaces for virtual product lighting and presentation. The PhD IDE will be working at Industrial Design, in the Perceptual Intelligence lab, under supervision of prof. Sylvia Pont and co-supervision of prof. Elmar Eiseman, and the PhD EEMCS will work at Computer Science, in the Graphics lab, under supervision of prof. Elmar Eiseman and co-supervision of prof. Sylvia Pont. The PhD positions being part of the DyViTo network offer unique possibilities for training: regular network meetings in which generic and highly specialized PhD training will be given by renowned academics; 3-months exchanges abroad will be included for training and collaboration with other partners; a wealth of resources for European training and collaboration.
The applicants should have a recent MSc degree in design engineering, experimental physics, experimental psychology, computer science, or a similar field - with a clear interest in lighting perception and design, experimental perception research, photometry and photography, computer graphics, and experimental setups / methods design. Other requirements are: social skills (to work with human observers); teamwork skills; experimental research experience; programming skills; mathematical skills; good scientific writing skills in English and good (English) verbal communication; eligibility according to Marie Curie's rules (NB there are rules regarding your nationality, put simply: you should move here from outside the Netherlands).
TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary (scale P) and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. In addition Marie Curie ITN terms and conditions apply.
As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit www.tudelft.nl/phd for more information.
For more information about this vacancy, you can contact Prof. dr. Sylvia Pont, head Perceptual Intelligence lab, S.C.Pont@TUDelft.nl or +31 (0)15 2781791.
For more information or about the selection procedure of this position, please contact A. Klumpers-Nieuwpoort, afdelingID-personeelszaken-IO@tudelft.nl or +31(0)152781756.
Full applications should include a CV, your graduation thesis, a statement of research interests, and the names of 2 people who could write a letter of reference.
Interviews will take place in week 21 en 22.