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Postdoc scholarship position in Pervasive and Mobile Computing

  • Ort

    Skellefteå

  • Yrkesroll

    Programmerare, mobilspel

  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    12 januari

  • Sök jobbet senast

    28 februari

Om jobbet

Postdoc scholarship position in Pervasive and Mobile Computing
Skelleftea
Ref 4914-2022
Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-leading expertise within several research domains. We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research results and drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are carried out in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has an annual turnover of SEK 1.9 billion. Today, we have 1,815 staff and 19,155 students.
In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable companies and societies of the future.
Background
In the coming years, investments amounting to many billions will be made in large projects in the regions of Norrbotten and Västerbotten in Northern Sweden. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and offers a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand.
The research topic of Pervasive and Mobile Computing focuses on basic and application-oriented research in software systems, distributed applications, and human-computer interaction in several application areas. In recent years, the group has also focused specifically on how computer game technology can be applied to new areas such as health, education, and entertainment. We are now searching for a postdoctoral fellowship in applied game technology in the healthcare domain.
Project description
This multidisciplinary project will be done in collaboration with researchers both within and outside the research group, as well as with several different external partners. The project aimed to develop, and research personalized virtual reality, games, and gamification interventions for addressing mental health among young women. Through a randomized controlled trial and sensor data, the researchers will use VR-based cognitive behavioral therapy (VR-CBT) design together with physiological sensor data, and gamification to address anxiety and nervousness in young women. The project aims to promote sustainable change using VR-based therapy through the involvement of young women and an in-depth collaboration between various actors, such as the public health sector and academia.
The postdoc fellowship is funded by the Kempe Foundations and the project will be conducted in close collaboration with scientists specialized in computer games and interactive systems and psychology at Luleå University of Technology.
The postdoctoral scholar will be actively involved in the ideation, design, and implementation of virtual reality games and gamification for addressing mental health issues. Besides, a postdoctoral scholar is expected to perform research and education to prepare for future academic positions.
Qualifications
The qualifying background for applicants is a doctoral degree in Computer Science or equivalent. Priority is given to candidates who have completed a doctoral degree within three years before the application deadline. You must be able to express yourself in English, at an advanced level, in writing, and orally. The following criteria are highly considered:
Documented experience, knowledge, theory, methods, and research in game development, interactive systems, and medical computing.
Documented aptitude and ability in the development of game engines and 3D environments, XR (VR, AR, MR), games, and gamification development (portfolio) with frameworks such as Unity3D and/or Unreal Engine 5.
Proven competence and skills in several programming languages ​g., C#, C++.
Experience with physiological sensor data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
Experience in design-driven methodologies (participatory, co-design, design science research), and experimental designs.
Ability to perform and publish high-quality research in the multidisciplinary domain.

We are looking for enthusiastic candidates who can conduct modern research both independently and as a part of a team. The candidate must have good knowledge of English, both in writing and orally suitable to present and publish research results.
Further information
The postdoctoral fellowship is awarded for two years with placement in Skellefteå. The awarded scholarship recipient receives a scholarship of SEK 28 000 per month, which is higher than the average net income in the area. Starting date is the 1st of April 2023 or at a date decided in agreement between the two parties.
For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Solomon Oyelere, (+46)910-585317, solomon.oyelere@ltu.se
Application
We prefer that you apply for this scholarship by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include the following items:
a cover letter summarizing your background, research interests, motivation for the project, long-term goals (maximum 2 pages),
a curriculum vitae, including a publication list, name and contact information of at least two reference persons,
an electronic link to your Ph.D. thesis and a maximum of 5 relevant publications,
an electronic link or a document to games, gamification, and interactive system project portfolio, e.g. a GitHub repo,
Submit copies of verified doctoral certificates or equivalent and other certificates, including documentation of completed academic courses and obtained grades, and mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.
Other relevant documents that you wish to support your application.
Final day to apply February 28, 2023
Reference number: 4914-2022

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