The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC) seeks a PhD student in the field of Human Computer Interaction (Interaction Technology) for the academic year 2011-2012. CSC is one of Sweden’s most advanced and successful research and education institutions in Information Technology with activities at both KTH and Stockholm University.

PhD Description

The department of HCI conducts research within Human Computer Interaction, which is the study of the interaction between humans and computerized technical systems. The subject is multi-disciplinary and embraces computer science methods and tools to design system functionality adapted to the user, human science theories and methods to understand, evaluate and improve computerized technical systems for human use. It also includes methodologies for design of interactive computer systems.

The focus of the research will be in interaction technologies, ranging from designing and evaluating complex interactive systems to creating technologies that enable rapid realization of such complex interactive systems.

This is a four-year, time-limited position and normally includes 20% departmental duties, usually teaching. Research students must be registered at KTH. The starting date is open for discussion, though ideally we would like the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

Qualifications for the PhD position, KTH Sweden

A suitable background for this position would be a Master of Science in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. A strong interest is expected in Human-Computer Interaction and Software Engineering. In addition to the traditional academic merits, international experience and language skills are regarded as advantageous qualifications.

Applicants must be strongly motivated for doctoral studies, possess the ability to work independently and perform critical analysis as well as possessing good levels of cooperative and communicative abilities.

Application Procedure for PhD position in Human Computer Interaction
Applications via email are to be sent to Kerstin Lagerstedt:
Write reference number in the email subject. (CV, etc. should be sent as an attachment, preferably pdf-files.)

We also accept hard copy applications sent to:
Att. Kerstin Lagerstedt,
Lindstedtsvägen 3, 4th floor,
SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

Application shall include the following documents:
1. Curriculum vitae
2. Transcripts from University/University College
3. Brief description of why the applicant wishes to become a doctoral student.
Please observe that all material needs to be in English, apart from the official document.

For enquiries about PhD studies and employment conditions please contact:
Eva-Lena Åkerman, HR Manager
Phone: +46 8 790 91 06

For enquiries about the project please contact:
Cristian Bogdan, Associate Professor
Phone: +46 8 790 9156

Please note, application deadline to the PhD position in Human Computer Interaction, KTH Sweden is 04 July, 2011.

Please mention on your application while applying for this scholarship.

© 2011 Research Grants.

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