Apr 10, 2011

PhD scholarship Computer Science – Interaction Modelling, Hasselt university Belgium

Call for candidates (m/f) for a fulltime PhD position at the Expertise Centre for Digital Media (EDM, www.edm.uhasselt.be), ICT research institute of Hasselt University in Belgium, in the context of the BOF research project ‘Multiplicity of Interaction‘:

PhD scholarship Computer Science – Interaction Modelling (2 x 2 years)
(mandate 101/32/113)

Envisioned research
The research is situated in the domain Human-Computer Interaction. More specific, the applicant will be focusing on Interaction Modelling. This implies investigating and realizing notations, models and tools to design, prototype and ultimately build highly-interactive systems. Examples are the partly automatic realization of the interactive features of virtual environments, interaction with large (multitouch) displays and interaction with distributed ubicomp setups.

Profile and diploma
Enthusiastic applicants with excellent study results are invited to apply. Successful applicants have a keen interest in the aforementioned research, implying conceptual aspects as well as software programming, and can work both independently and in team.
Candidates should hold a master degree in computer science, a civil engineer degree in computer science or equivalent. Students, who will complete these studies during the summer, are also strongly invited to apply.

Job offer
We offer a challenging research position in EDM, one of the larger research institutes at UHasselt and a dynamic work environment hosting about 60 researchers. The applicant will be part of the Human-Computer Interaction division of EDM, an established research group approaching HCI from the perspective of user-centred software engineering.

Further information

Research and job responsibilities: prof. dr. Karin Coninx, +32-11-268411 , karin.coninx@uhasselt.be

Content terms of employment and selection procedure: Yves Soen, 011-26 80 85 , yves.soen@uhasselt.be

Applicants must use the official application forms. Please add a copy of your diploma. Without these we cannot evaluate your application.

can be downloaded here: http://www.uhasselt.be/download/APengelsUH.doc and sent by e-mail to: jobs@uhasselt.be

or are available at the Rectoraat of Hasselt University, Campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan - building D, B-3590 Diepenbeek (Belgium), phone +32 - 11 - 26 80 10

The completed application forms must reach the above mentioned address no later than May 9th 2011.
Your application form must be accompanied by:

an English essay of maximal two pages with your personal reflections on the relevance and approach of the aforementioned research topic and emphasizing your skills for this particular research topic;

a digital copy of your master thesis. If the thesis was not written in English, you need to provide an English summary of maximum four pages.

Candidates are encouraged to contact prof. dr. Karin Coninx stating their interest on this position and to request more information regarding related research activities in EDM.
Job interviews will take place in the weeks of May 30th and June 6th 2011.

Application by e-mail will only be taken into consideration when sent to the following address: jobs@uhasselt.be.

Please quote 10 Academic Resources Daily in your application to this opportunity!

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