Postdoctoral researcher in the area of Interaction Design for AR/VR

Aalto 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 been ranked the 9th best young university in the world (Top 50 under 50, QS 2018) and one of the world’s top technology challenger universities (THE 2017), for its outside-the-box thinking on research collaboration, funding and innovation. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and 4000 employees of whome close to 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in Espoo, capital area of Finland. With 37% of our academic faculty coming from outside Finland, we are a highly international community with strong academic standing.

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Are you interested in AI-driven interaction design for AR/VR? Are you interested in building AR/VR applications for smart manufacturing and healthcare?

We are now looking for a talented and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to tackle appealing research problems in the area of interaction design for AR/VR.
Your role and goals
The postdoc researcher will work together with computer scientists, electrical engineers, and textile designers on the development of AR/VR applications and wearable haptic interfaces. Besides research work, the postdoc is expected to participate in teaching, such as advising doctoral/master/bachelor thesis students.

Your network and team
The mobile cloud computing group led by Prof. Yu Xiao conducts experimental systems research on novel mobile computing systems and applications for smart manufacturing, mobility and healthcare. The group is carrying out 2 Eu and 3 national projects, and is running a wearables system lab which provides facilities for creating prototypes and conducting user studies.  More information about the research group can be found from

Your experience and ambitions
We are looking for candidates with a doctoral degree (or will shortly satisfy the requirement of a PhD) in a relevant discipline, and demonstrated ability to take care of interaction design for digital systems. Experience with AR/VR application development is considered as a plus.

What we offer
The contract period is initially for 1 year, with an extension possibility. The expected starting salary for junior-level postdoc is approximately 3640 Euro/month, depending on experience and qualifications. Salary will increase according to responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits, holiday bonus, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system.

Ready to apply?
If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our recruitment system by by using "Apply now!" link below by December 1, 2019.  If you wish to hear more about the position, you can reach out to [email protected].

To apply, please share the following application materials with us:

  • CV
  • Portfolio (for the applicants with design background)
  • Research statement
  • Recommendation letter(s) from previous supervisors

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