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The University of Oldenburg, Germany and the OFFIS – Institute for 
Information Technology invite you to apply for a full-time research 
position or PhD scholarship in the area of human-computer interaction.

The following positions are available:
* 1 Post Doc position in pervasive multimodal interaction. The research 
directions of particular interest include but are not limited to:
- Studying multimodal interaction for interactive systems in everyday 
activities
- Supporting behavioral change with wearable and pervasive systems
- Social interaction and social communication
- Long-term user studies “in the wild”
You will get the opportunity to lead, manage and strengthen particular 
research directions.

* 4 positions in a research project that investigates light in HCI. The 
project systematically explores how light displays can be used in 
interaction designs to support the transition from continuous unobtrusive 
peripheral stimulation to focused attention.  We are looking for three 
researchers with a background in HCI and one from cognitive psychology. 
The project duration is one year. 

* 1 position in the area of implicit communication and interaction. The 
goal of this project is to support teams working together, which are 
spatially distributed over different locations, for example branch offices 
in distant cities and countries. The position will investigate how 
situations that have a high potential to initiate spontaneous 
communication can be represented appropriately to distant users, and 
enable users to explicitly engage in informal communication on demand. We 
are looking for a researcher with a background in pervasive interaction.

* 1 scholarship for a PhD candidate in the PhD program “SAMS – Safe 
Automation of Maritime Systems” (http://sams.uni-oldenburg.de). SAMS 
addresses research in safe in maritime systems for navigation and safe 
ship handling. This open position focuses on the research on HMI methods 
on ship bridges and control stations. 


Life and Working Environment:
You will be embedded into the interactive systems group of Prof. Susanne 
Boll [1] and Dr. Wilko Heuten [2] together with 25 researchers from the 
University of Oldenburg [4] and OFFIS, an associated institute for 
information technology [5]. The team is internationally visible and 
recognized [3]. Usability and assessment labs, showrooms, a driving 
simulator, hardware labs, a 3D printer, a lasercutter as well as different 
mobile and wearable technologies are available for developing interactive 
systems, conducting studies and working with users. Oldenburg is a 
beautiful city in Northwestern Germany with around 160.000 inhabitants 
[6]. It is located near Hamburg, Bremen and the North Sea coast.

Application:
We invite applications from enthusiastic individuals who are able to work 
independently and have an excellent degree in Computer Science or a 
related field relevant to the proposed research, and very good knowledge 
of human computer interaction and pervasive systems. The working language 
is English. Willingness to learn German is appreciated. Applicants are 
strongly encouraged to initiate contact with Susanne Boll and Wilko Heuten 
prior to their application. Applicants should submit their CV, a copy of 
school and university degree and course transcripts with grades, and a 
description of research interests. Applications should be emailed to 
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Applications are accepted until the positions are filled.

[1] Susanne Boll. http://medien.informatik.uni-oldenburg.de/57346.html
[2] Wilko Heuten. 
http://www.offis.de/en/view/details/profile/dr-ing-wilko-heuten.html
[3] Publications of the group: 
http://medien.informatik.uni-oldenburg.de/57327.html
[4] University of Oldenburg http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/en/
[5] OFFIS Institute for Information Technology. 
http://www.offis.de/en/start.html
[6] Oldenburg. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldenburg

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