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CALL for Research Positions

1 Post-Doc Grant and 1 PhD Grant are offered at Universidade Nova de 
Lisboa – FCSH (Faculty of Social and Human Sciences), for a period of up 
to five years, starting in June or Septembre 2014, ending in April 2019.

In the context of the European Research Council (ERC-Starting Grant) 
funded project, BLACKBOX- A collaborative platform to document 
performance composition: from conceptual structures in the backstage to 
customizable visualizations in the front-end",
we are seeking to hire one excellent Post-Doc candidate in the 
following research area:

a) 1 in Computer Science: 3D modeling, 3D reconstruction and augmented 
reality


General objectives of the BlackBox project:
•	Perform theoretical and innovative interdisciplinary research on the 
intersection of multimodal communication, performance composition and 
new digital media
•	Document, transmit and preserve the unexplored knowledge contained in 
performance composition processes.
•	Assist artists with tools to facilitate their choreographic or 
dramaturgic practices, preferably on a collaborative basis.


Envisioned outputs:

- Design a cutting-edge model for a web-based collaborative platform 
enabling both a robust representation of the implicit knowledge behind 
performing practices and novel visualization technologies to support it;
- Develop a 3D-augmented video annotation-tool to allow practitioners 
in rehearsal periods to sketch over video in real-time and share their 
annotations (drawings, text, marks or voice) with peers via the 
collaborative platform;
- Undergo the linguistic analysis of a multimodal corpus of interviews 
to artists with corresponding rehearsal videos as primary source for the 
extraction of indicative conceptual structures, which will guide the 
architectural logics and interface design of the collaborative platform 
software.


Candidates for the Post-Doc grant should hold a PhD in one (or a 
combination) of these fields:

•	Computer Science  / Software Engineering
•	New Digital Media


For this Post-Doc Grant, we seek a computer scientist with a PhD track 
record and expertise in visual computing, augmented reality and geometry 
reconstruction. The selected candidate will work together with an 
interdisciplinary team and will be responsible for the design of a 
cutting-edge model for a web-based collaborative platform dedicated to 
enable a robust representation of the implicit knowledge behind 
performance composition practices, while using novel visualization 
technologies to support it.

Familiarity with video annotation and data visualization tools, 
graphical user interfaces and an aptitude for integration in 
interdisciplinary environments will be a plus.

Prior participation in national and/or international projects is highly 
welcomed.

Required skills:

Advanced programming skills (including C++);
Experience with advanced 3D geometry reconstruction algorithms;
Experience with 3D modeling software (both as a developer and as a 
user);
Experience with motion-tracking systems;
Experience with computer vision algorithms.

Demonstrable evidence of strong written and oral communication skills 
in English.

Experience of working in collaborative settings.
Some experience with applied research.
Professional, enthusiastic, hard-working and “can do” attitude.
Capable of independently managing time and the tasks associated with a 
fast-paced research agenda and strong publication objectives.

The monthly payment for these positions will depend on the 
qualifications and previous experience of the selected candidate and 
should range between 1500€ and 2000€ net/month.


CALL for the PhD GRANT:

In the context of the European Research Council (ERC-Starting Grant) 
funded project, BLACKBOX- A collaborative platform to document 
performance composition: from conceptual structures in the backstage to 
customizable visualizations in the front-end", we are seeking to hire 1 
excellent PhD student in the following research area:


- Multimodal Communication/Linguistics (cognitive and ethnographic 
perspectives)

For this research area, we seek a linguist with a Master’s in 
(Cognitive) Linguistics, Communication Sciences and Arts or 
Neurosciences.
This PhD student shall assist the Post-Doc researcher to be hired for 
the same scientific area.

The selected candidate shall be willing to undergo scientific research 
in the framework of the BlackBox project and therefore write his/her PhD 
thesis in accordance with the main topics of the project.

The selected candidate should have an interest in the performing arts 
and in the analysis of the human body performance in artistic or 
creative settings.
He/she will work together with an interdisciplinary team and will be 
responsible for the micro-analysis of a multimodal corpus composed of 
interviews to contemporary performing artists and video footage of their 
own artistic works.

Required skills:

Experience with the analysis of multimodal corpora in general;
Good gesture annotation skills;
Some experience with video annotation tools (ELAN, ANVIL or similar);
Some experience with audiovisual recordings, editing and processing.
Familiarity with motion tracking devices and biological motion would be 
a plus.

Demonstrable evidence of good written and oral communication skills in 
English.

Experience of working in collaborative settings.
Some experience with applied research.
Professional, enthusiastic, hard-working and “can do” attitude.
Capable of independently managing time and the tasks associated with a 
fast-paced research agenda and strong publication objectives.

The monthly payment for these positions will correspond to the national 
PhD grants system in an average of 1.000€ net/month.

Application materials for all the research areas and grants:

The following documents should be submitted in digital format to
Prof. Carla Fernandes (PI of the BlackBox project): 
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1. A CV, including a list of publications.
2. At least one letter of recommendation
3. A motivation letter

Application deadline: 14 July, 2014

The best candidates will be invited for an interview in Lisbon at 
FCSH-UNL in July/August.








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