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Doctoral Researcher in Polymer/Nanocomposite Science (m, f, d)
(Salary grade E 13 TV-L, 50%)

Chemnitz University of Technology invites applications for a doctoral position (50%) in the Coordinated Research Centre (CRC 1410) Hybrid Societies – Humans Interacting with Embodied Technologies. Employment is offered until June 30st, 2021 starting at November 1st, 2020 or by agreement.

Research Environment and Tasks: Research in the CRC 1410 Hybrid Societies pertains to the interac-tion with Embodied Digital Technologies (EDTs) as artificial bodies moving in real or virtual environ-ments ( Interdisciplinary research in the CRC is guided by two leading questions to ultimately ensure smooth and efficient encounters between humans and embodied technologies in hybrid societies: What is required so that humans can coordinate with EDTs as smoothly as with conspecifics? How to design EDTs to meet these requirements? Cooperating re-searchers from psychology, engineering, computer science, human movement science, language and gesture studies, sociology, law studies, physics, and mathematics scientifically inquire the interaction of humans with EDTs from the level of single actions up to the attribution of intentionality.

In project Body-attached Sensor Network (BASN), diverse nanocomposite sensors are combined to form a sensor network for the recognition of upper-body gestures. The main aim in this project is to elaborate a methodology for designing biomimetic BASNs for real-time capturing of basic and com-plex upper body gestures, considering novel nanocomposi sensors, sensor localization in the body and suitable data processing and analysis algorithms. The successful applicant will be responsible for elaborating signal processing algorithms for polymer carbon nanocomposite sensors, electromyography sensors and force myography sensors for gesture recognition. A detailed investigation of the sensors and their implementation for hand gesture monitoring will be performed. She/he will design and evaluate the data acquisition system, feature extraction and classification algorithm.

Researchers in the CRC Hybrid Societies contribute to the CRC’s joint research activities and actively participate, for instance, in research colloquia, lecture series, and workshops.

  • University degree and Master/Diploma in Electronics or a similar background
  • Expertise in sensor system design
  • Strong knowledge in signal processing and sensor technology
  • Skills in programming and implementations using standard tools in measurement and sensor technology,
  • The candidate shall have experience working in multidisciplinary teams
  • Fluent in English (both written and spoken).

Application procedure:
Applicants should send their complete application documents including a motivation letter (1 page) with a brief description of personal qualifications and research interests, a tabular curriculum vitae, copies of degree certificates and academic transcripts, a publication list if applicable, and abstracts of Bachelor- and Master-/diploma, and (if applicable) PhD (1-2 pages) preferably as a single pdf-file via EMail (stating: “CRC1410_A03_BASN01”). The closing date for applications is September 23st 2020.  Please, do not include links in electronic applications. Please, send copies only. Original documents will not be returned.

Chemnitz University of Technology is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal op-portunities and promotes diversity. To increase the number of women working in science and teaching, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Persons with disa-bilities are encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified.

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