Postdoctoral Researcher position in Computational HCI

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Computer Science,Computer Science,Information Systems

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Company: Aalto University

Department: User Interfaces group

Salary: €42,000 to €44,400
£38,400.60 to £40,594.92 converted salary* per annum

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1392 7246551

Fax: +44-1435 1253234

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Detail information about job Postdoctoral Researcher position in Computational HCI. Terms and conditions vacancy

The User Interfaces group at Aalto University is looking for a postdoctoral scholar for exciting new topics at the intersection of computational sciences and human-computer interaction. The group is funded by a European Research Council (ERC) grant and consists of three postdocs, four PhD students, and two assistants. The research topics include fundamental aspects of computational design and interaction: model acquisition from data, simulation and cognitive models, optimization and machine learning methods, interactive support for designers, as well as demonstrators in key application of HCI.  The successful candidate will join an ambitious research group that is at the forefront of this exciting research area. The group offers a collegiate and stimulating environment as well as access to state-of-the-art equipment. At CHI 2017, the lab members co-authored 8 full papers, including two Best Paper Awards and a Best Paper Honorable Mention. 

We invite applications from outstanding individuals with suitable background for example in Computer Science, Data Sciences, Human-Computer Interaction, Computational Statistics, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning, Information Visualization, Operations Research, Neurosciences, or Cognitive Science. An interdisciplinary perspective and experience is valued. We welcome all applicants with a background in computational sciences. In this call, we are particularly interested in (but not limited to) the following topics: 

  • Interactive web applications and design tools
  • Machine learning and AI (e.g. reinforcement learning, Bayesian inference, interactive machine learning)
  • Scientific and information visualization
  • Modeling and simulation models of cognition and motor behavior, and interactive tasks 

SALARY AND CONTRACT TERMSThe expected starting salary for postdocs is around 3,500-3,700 €/month, depending on experience and qualifications, and it will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health and social security benefits. The starting date is negotiable. The position will be initially filled for 1 year, with a possible extension to a total of 2.5 years. 


  • CV
  • cover letter describing research interests and preferred starting date
  • two representative publications as PDFs
  • course transcripts from previous degrees (with grades)
  • contact information for two references 

The applications for the position are to be submitted through the eRecruitment system no later than September 24, 2017.

ABOUT AALTO UNIVERSITY CAMPUS AND FINLANDAalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland. 

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