Associate, Palpable Machines Group (Ref: RA/PM/Micole)
Media Lab Europe wishes to invite applications for a
two-year Research Associate placement to participate in visionary and unconventional
research under the supervision of world-class scientists.
Palpable Machines group currently has an opening for a Research Associate
with a background in Computer Science and an interest in Human Computer interaction,
particularly haptic (touch) display applications and devices.
a member of the Palpable Machines team, you will work alongside people from
many different disciplines in a highly creative environment. Together with
the group’s other members, you will be engaged in creative form and concept
development for novel haptic display solutions and their integration into
working demonstrations of new applications for touch.
particular, you will be developing new applications for people with visual
disabilities in collaboration with other institutions around Europe within
the framework of The European Union project Micole (Multimodal collaboration
environment for inclusion of visually impaired children). The work in the
Micole project aims at developing a system that supports data exploration,
communication and creativity in environments where visually impaired and sighted
children can collaborate.
recent graduate with a degree in Computer Science
experience in hardware/electronic prototyping is also desirable, though
experience in applying user centred design principles and some knowledge
of human factors/ergonomics/user evaluation techniques would be desirable.
research experience would be an advantage
in English is essential
In addition to the opportunity to work and learn in this unique and
exciting environment, Media Lab Europe offers research associates an excellent
support and benefits package. The position carries a stipend of EUR25,000
apply for this position please complete the on-line application from available
Date for applications is Friday 8th October 2004. Successful
candidates should expect to commence work no later than December 1st
2004. Media Lab Europe is an equal opportunities employer.