Research Associate / Postdoc for Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality (80-100%)

Company:Hochschule Luzern

Location:Switzerland / Luzern

Discipline:Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality

Employment Type:80-100%

Posted:2019-04-01

Die Hochschule Luzern – Informatik ist das erste Informatik-Departement einer Schweizer Fachhochschule. Auf dem neuen Campus Zug-Rotkreuz besuchen Studierende die Bachelor-Angebote Digital Ideation, Informatik, Information & Cyber Security, International IT Management und Wirtschaftsinformatik sowie die beiden Master-Studiengänge Engineering und Wirtschaftsinformatik. Attraktive Weiterbildungen und anwendungsorientierte Forschung sowie Dienstleistungen ergänzen das Angebot des Departements Informatik. Es ist eines der sechs Departemente der Hochschule Luzern, an der über 1'600 Mitarbeitende tätig sind und sich rund 10'800 Studierende aus- und weiterbilden.

We are looking for an individual to join our team with immediate effect or by mutual agreement as a

Research Associate / Postdoc for Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality (80-100%)

Your tasks

  • You work jointly with our lecturers and academic staff on research and development projects with a focus on novel and appropriate uses of augmented and virtual reality.
  • You develop, implement and evaluate innovative concepts and solutions as AR/VR software prototypes in research and industry projects.
  • You support our research team in the acquisition of new projects, take responsibility for work-packages in existing projects and independently investigate research questions within these.
  • You supervise student projects and diploma theses. Participation in lecturing or further education is possible according to agreement.

Your profile

  • Curiosity and a passion for research
  • Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Research experience in industry or academia or ideally PhD
  • Practical and theoretical knowledge of AR- and VR-applications
  • Experience in Human-Computer Interaction, conduction of user studies and user-centered design
  • Good programming skills, for example in C# or C++
  • Ideally experience with modern Game Engines such as Unity
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; German advantageous (or willingness to learn)
  • Ability to explain complex facts and ideally experience with writing scientific texts
  • Active contribution in our self-organizing research team

What we offer

  • Interesting and challenging job with high degree of self-responsibility and the opportunity to shape the young research team «Immersive Realities»
  • Interdisciplinary and application-oriented projects in a variety of fields such as interaction design, serious games, participatory design, art and culture, visualisation of processes and building information modelling
  • State of the art AR/VR equipment
  • A growing school with an open-minded, dynamic and result-oriented corporate culture
  • Current terms of employment and working conditions
  • Attractive workplace in immediate proximity to Rotkreuz train station and flexible working hours

For further information please contact Dr. Richard Wetzel, T +41 41 757 68 29, richard.wetzel@hslu.ch, or Markus Zank, T +41 41 757 68 29, markus.zank@hslu.ch, or visit https://www.hslu.ch/en/lucerne-school-of-information-technology/research/teams/team-immersive-realities/.

The application deadline is April 30, 2019.

Application materials should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a portfolio of relevant work.

We are looking forward to your online application.

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