Researcher / Doctoral Researcher / Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Social VR: Tactility, Embodiment, Psychophysiology)
Tampere University Of Technology
The accepted candidates will work in close collaboration with the members of Gamification Group as well as in the context of the larger strategic profiling area of the Tampere University in Gamification, Extended Reality, and their application towards holistic sustainability.
Work is mainly composed of research activities including research planning, data gathering (possibly including the development of technical solutions for experiments), data analysis, article preparation, dissemination and publishing. Moreover, the candidate is expected to participate in project-wide and funding acquisition. The teaching load is between 0-10% which will be negotiated. In the PhD candidate position, candidates will be expected to enroll in an applicable doctoral program in the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Science. The candidate may start the enrollment to a doctoral program after the candidate has been recruited, and therefore, the candidate does not need to hold a doctoral program position before applying. With candidates who are already enrolled in another doctoral program, we will discuss the arrangements.
The candidates will work in the project POSTEMOTION.
The below requirements are the qualities we envision to be suitable for the tasks defined in this project. However, we encourage all candidates from any disciplinary background who see themselves contributing to the project to apply.
Applicable degree: i.e. Master’s degree or equivalent and PhD degree in case of Postdoctoral Reseach Fellow position.
Applicants are required to possess some of the following abilities:
Designing and conducting laboratory experiments
Conducting psychophysiological measurement
Developing VR environments and virtual avatars
Implementing multimodal interfaces and psychophysiological measurements in VR
Designing and Developing working prototypes of wearables and tangible interfaces with tactile feedback modalities
Being familiar with some of the related areas and concepts: affective theories, emotions, embodiment and body ownership illusion, embodied cognition, immersion, interpersonal communication, collaboration, group dynamics, task performance, personality, human-computer interaction, tactile interfaces, wearables, tangible interfaces, computer-mediated social interaction
Impeccable academic article writing/preparation productivity
Drive for rigorous and impactful research
Drive for a career in research
Positions will be filled for fixed-term period 2-4 years. A trial period of six (6) months applies to all our new employees Employment starting date is as soon as possible.
Salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee’s personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. Researcher’s and Doctoral Researcher’s job demand levels are 2-4 and Postdoctoral Research Fellow’s demand level is 5. In addition, employee will be paid performance-based salary element. The minimum starting salary will be approximately 3400 EUR/month in a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position and approximately between 2300 – 3000 EUR/month in Researcher and Doctoral Researcher positions depending on the career stage.
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, yearly vouchers for sports and cultural activities, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Please read more about working at Tampere University and Tampere University as an employer
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application through our online recruitment system (link below). The closing date for applications is19 September 2021 (at 23.59 EEST / UTC+3). Please write your application and all accompanying documentation in English and attach them in PDF format only.
The deadline has been extended to 19 September 2021