Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Computational HCI


** Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Computational HCI in Aalto University, Finland **

** Application deadline September 24, 2017. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled **


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


The 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.


Apply by submitting:

  • 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 (link 'Apply for this job' below) no later than September 24, 2017.

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not applied during the application period.


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