27 January, 2016
Two Trainees in the field of Human-Computer Interaction Masters level research traineeships, flexible duration, ideally 6 months
Full-time, 40 hrs/week
The successful candidates integrate a highly interdisciplinary team specialising in Human-Computer Interactions (HCI group) at the University of Luxembourg (Institute of COgnitive Science and Assessment – COSA). Under the supervision of Dr Vincent Koenig, the candidates will have the opportunity of completing an internship in a research laboratory specialising in the area of Psychology / Human-Computer Interaction.
More specifically, the traineeships will regard separate use cases. In both cases, the research activities will cover UX (user experience) concepts, methods and tools; the candidates will be involved in laboratory studies in our HCI laboratory, in data analysis and reporting.
• Traineeship offer 1: In collaboration with the CVCE (http://www.cvce.eu), the candidate will contribute to analyzing HCI aspects of the histograph tool and support the further design (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nxfyWJXbX8). This traineeship involves site visits at the CVCE (+/- 20mins from the University, by public transport or by car).
• Traineeship offer 2: In collaboration with the University’s departments for communication and for IT, the candidate will contribute to analysing HCI aspects of the University’s new Intranet. Main activities regard understanding current limitations, contributing to redesign concepts, empirical testing and validation.
Completing a traineeship in psychology / HCI;
Participation in the research activities with CVCE / with the relevant departments of the University of Luxembourg;
Contribute to UX research and laboratory tests;
Contribute to analysis and reporting;
Participation in the joint research group activities (e.g., team meetings, paper club);
Providing assistance to general research group activities when appropriate.
Ongoing 2nd year master (or equivalent) with a strong focus on Human-computer Interaction (Psychology or cognitive science might be preferred, other profiles might however also fit);
You are familiar with HCI concepts (e.g. user experience, usability) and methods for design and evaluation as well as with research methods in social sciences (e.g., empirical research, experiment design, questionnaire design);
You are familiar with statistical methods in social sciences;
High interest and proficiency with IT in general;
You are team-oriented while being able to autonomously conduct specific tasks;
￼￼Good written and spoken proficiency in English – German and French are considered an additional asset;
You like working and shaping your skills in an interdisciplinary and multilingual environment.
Highly interesting and high-impact use cases;
Access to cutting-edge facilities;
An excellent and supportive research and training environment; Personal work space at the University;
A vibrant multicultural environment.
Candidates should submit the following documents: Motivation letter;
Full transcripts of previous degrees;
Relevant reference letter(s) (if available).
The successful candidates should be able to take up the position in March / April 2016.
Please send your application (in English, French or German) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 01.02.2016.
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