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volume: full time
restriction: 3 years
salary: EG 13 TV-L
beginning: 15.01.2023

At the Audiovisual Technology Group, Institute for Media Technology, Faculty for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, there is an opening for a full-time PhD candidate position, to be filled starting ideally January 15th, 2023.

Scientific Co-worker | PhD candidate for

“Communication in Augmented Reality (AR) and

robot-based Telepresence” (f/m/d)

In full time (100%) for a period of at first 3 years, with the possibility of extension. Remuneration corresponds to the applicable tariff for German Federal States public service (TV-L13).

Project context and researcher’s activities

The position is part of the collaborative project CO-HUMANICS funded by the Carl Zeiss Foundation in cooperation with other four scientific groups from TU Ilmenau. The project investigates co-presence using AR technologies and telepresence via assistive robots. We aim to enable social connectedness for the aging population with their families and friends. In the project, the accepted candidate will collaborate in the development and evaluation of different prototypes following user-centered design approaches. We aim to provide solutions that could be used by different age groups and we plan to conduct studies with different age groups.
In this collaborative project, the PhD student will address research questions related to human-technology interaction and human-technology mediated communication. The focus is on the implementation and evaluation of technologies with a focus on verbal and non-verbal communication and interaction. The project results achieved by the candidate should form the basis for a doctorate at TU Ilmenau. It is expected that the candidate will take over organizational and self-administrative tasks within the usual amounts.

    Your profile

      • University degree (M.Sc./ Diploma (Univ.)) in one of the fields such as computer science, computational linguistics, media technology, electrical engineering, information technology, neuroinformatics, psychology, or other related human-computer interaction areas.
      • expertise in one or more of the following areas: audio/video/multimedia technology, speech processing, telecommunications / network technology, UX design, digital signal processing, statistical analysis procedures, implementation / analysis of empirical studies.
      • good knowledge in or more of the following programming languages and tools: Unity/Unreal, Python/C/C++/ MATLAB, or similar.
      • knowledge in areas such as pattern recognition, machine learning, conversation analysis or modelling of perception and/or cognition is a plus.
      • interest in multidisciplinary research at the interface between technology and human perception.
      • very good communication skills, commitment, enthusiasm, independent working style as well as initiative and team spirit.
      • At least good proficiency in English, high proficiency in German (written and spoken).

          Please provide evidence of the qualifications required for the job by certificates and references. Please send your application with the following documents: CV, motivation letter, university degrees and study transcripts, two to three possible references.

            What we offer you:

            From individual advancement with a wide range of continuing education opportunities to a variety of health and recreational offerings, you can expect an appreciative working environment at a renowned university at TU Ilmenau. In addition to an attractive, familyfriendly working hours model, you will also benefit from advantages such as the use of the dining halls of the Studierendenwerk Thüringen, as well as participation in the various attractive sports offerings of the University Sports Center.

            The university stands in the fields of technology, mathematics and natural sciences, business and media for teaching and research at the highest level. She attaches particular importance to innovative teaching and interdisciplinarity. She identifies with Humboldt's ideals and pursues the vision of a cosmopolitan campus family.

            Technische Universität Ilmenau is holder of the „TOTAL E-Quality“ distinction and emphasizes gender equality.

            Severely disabled applicants with essentially identical professional suitability will be preferentially selected.

            Technische Universität Ilmenau offers flexible working time models.


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