15 PhD Positions in EU Horizon 2020 MSCA-ITN project MoSaiQC: Modular Systems for advanced integrated Quantum Clocks
Ongeveer 11 uur geleden - Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) - Amsterdam
Utrecht University's Faculty of Science is looking for a PhD candidate on Social Human-Robot Interaction (1.0 FTE). Are you interested? Then please read the full profile and apply.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative researcher to fill a 5-years PhD position (1.0 FTE) on Social Human-Robot Interaction. The position has 70% time allocated for research and 30% for teaching. This should allow candidates to start developing balanced academic careers as independent researchers and competent teachers.
The task of the PhD candidate is to perform research on social human-robot interaction, develop human-robot interaction scenarios, conduct well-designed research studies, publish the results at international conferences and in scientific journals, complete a PhD thesis, support teaching courses, and guide student projects. The starting date is negotiable, although a preferred start is during the Fall of 2019.
The candidate will join the Human-Centered Computing group of Prof. Judith Masthoff to conduct research in the field of social human-robot interaction. Socially intelligent robots are starting to penetrate our everyday lives. Increasingly, these robots are not only sharing our physical space but also hold joint goals and beliefs to achieve a common task through their interactions. Therefore, robots should be able to interact with us intuitively through speech, gestures, and facial expressions. Despite of various contributions to the field of human-robot interaction, designing social human-robot interaction remains a tangible challenge. The candidate is allowed to work on any relevant topic that would enhance our understanding of social human-robot interaction. They will therefore pioneer their own projects and investigate the cutting edge of the field of human-robot interaction. The candidate will work under the supervision of dr. Maartje de Graaf.
The candidate is expected to be involved in teaching activities within the department of Information and Computing Sciences. Teaching activities may include supporting senior teaching staff, teach practical classes, tutoring student projects, and supervising thesis students, which will contribute to the development of the didactic skills of the candidate.
The successful PhD candidate is an excellent student and holds a Master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Information Science, Psychology, or a related field. Previous experience in human-robot interaction would be a plus. Strong written and oral communication skills in English and interest in research and teaching in information or computer science are required.
Candidates of all nationalities may apply. The university is striving for a more even gender balance in its research and teaching staff; hence, women are especially encouraged to apply for these positions. Applicants are encouraged to mention any personal circumstances that need to be taken into account in their evaluation, for example parental leave or military service.