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– فرصت‌های دکتری تخصصی تعامل انسان و رایانه در کشور سوئیس :

– University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland Valais (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland Valais (HES-SO Valais-Wallis) has over 2,000 students in 9 degree programmes. With its 6 research institutes, it contributes effectively to the innovation, the economic and social development and the creation of jobs in the Valais.

The Institute of Information Systems of the HES-SO Valais-Wallis  is looking for a Research Scientist to integrate a newly created laboratory of Human-Computer Interaction and Information Visualization. In particular, you will participate in a project that aims at providing collabo- rative visualization tools for public authorities.

The HES-SO Valais-Wallis offers a competitive and dynamic working environment. Its Ins- titute of Information Systems is located in Sierre in the canton of Valais. Sierre is a small town in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, at 2 hours by train from Geneva, Milan and Zurich.

Position description

•  Active involvement in research projects in the fields of HCI and infovis

•  Opportunity to work independently

•  Opportunity to mentor PhD students

•  Contribution to the acquisition of new funding

Your profile

•  PhD or Master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Information Science, Computer Science, Psychology, or in a related field.

•  PhD is a plus

•  3 to 5 years’ experience in academic and/or industrial research

•  Experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of human-computer interaction systems (e.g. desktop or mobile interfaces, interactive visualisation,…)

•  Scientific  publications  in  the  field  of  Human-Computer  Interaction  or  Information Visualization

•  Multidisciplinary experience or interest is a plus (e.g. in science, economics, finance, journalism)

•  Experience in writing grant proposals is a plus

•  Good oral and written communication skills

•  Fluent in English, French or German is a plus

Employment:       100 % for two years. Possible extension.

Place of work:     Sierre

Starting date:      as soon as possible

For further information, please contact Florian Evéquoz, Professor in Business Information Technology at the School of Management & Tourism ( florian.evequoz [AT] ).

Please send  your  written   application  including  resume  by  20  September   2015 to  HES-SO Valais-Wallis,   Human  Resources,  Route  du  Rawyl  47,  1950  Sion  2 (reference number  3019).

Application can also be sent electronically to florian.evequoz [AT]

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– فرصت‌های دکتری تخصصی تعامل انسان و رایانه در کشور فنلاند :

– University of Oulu

Doctoral Student in human-computer interaction

About the role: Applications are sought from candidates interested in pursuing a PhD in Information processing science in the domain of human-computer interaction. Candidates will be based in the INTERACT research group at the University of Oulu and will be registered for the doctoral programme at University of Oulu.

The programme of research in which the PhD candidate will engage will form part of the CHESS ITN programme.

About CHESS Changing demographics and increasing pressure on health related resources mean that new models of care must be found. Fortunately, technology developments and increasing digital literacy mean that we can now put the correct information in the correct hands at the correct time. This is connected health and it allows patients, clinicians, and planners to make better decisions. Ultimately, these decisions can save lives, save money and ensure a better quality of life for the patient during and after treatment. Connected Health is an emerging market and an emerging science. It requires “t-shaped” individuals with deep disciplinary expertise allied to a broad understanding of a variety of domains including business, economics, life science, health science, computer science, social science and engineering.

The Connected Health Early Stage Researcher Support System ITN (CHESS) will develop connected health scientists and champions who have a broad understanding of multiple domains, who can communicate in an interdisciplinary world and who can operate across the education, industry, health and policy sectors. Funded by the European Commission through its Marie Sklowdowska Curie programme, CHESS will include intersectoral secondments, interdisciplinary communication skills, public engagement and outreach with particular focus on patient, clinician and policy-maker audiences. This will build on a programme of interrelated core research projects which will address gaps in the knowledge and evidence base for Connected Health in terms of health economics, use of big data, personal sensing, business modelling, navigating markets and ecosystems, change management and user-led design.

A network of 15 PhD students will be based in partner organisations across Europe including:


About the Project: Understanding personalized healthcare and data ownership

The candidate will examine how changes in health data control, access and ownership could make healthcare services more personalized and human centered. The project will examine if personalization of healthcare services could be successfully supported through providing individuals with increased rights and better tools to control and grant access to their lifestyle data, and whether this could enable people to make more informed decisions in acquiring services and making lifestyle choices. The candidate will be based in the INTERACT research group at the University of Oulu under Prof. Isomursu. The candidate will start with a literature review of factors relevant for lifestyle data ownership regarding health and wellbeing services. The factors will involve, for example, legal, technical, business and user experience related issues. Better utilization of health and lifestyle data requires collaboration between companies, public sector, 3rd sector organizations and patients or individuals. Therefore, the candidate will need to consider collaboration of heterogeneous networks of actors for creating opportunities for more human-centered data intensive digital services, and delivering those services successfully. Recognizing that insurances face particular ethical challenges with the use of digital data in insurance-related health services, the candidate will spend 3 months on secondment with an insurance company to examine value creation from the viewpoint of the insurance company and their customers.

The candidate is expected to produce high-level scientific publications throughout the project, with the intention to submit them as a PhD thesis manuscript at the end of the project. As part of these Ph.D. studies, the candidate has to conduct 40 credits of PhD-related studies.

About University of Oulu: The University of Oulu, located at the heart of the globally recognized Oulu region R&D hub in Northern Finland, promotes advanced research especially in the focus areas of Biosciences and Health, Environment, Natural Resources and Materials, Information Technology, and Cultural Identity and Interaction. The University, with its 10 faculties and more than 70 specialist disciplines, cooperates closely with industry and commerce, and has broad connections with many international research and education institutions.

The University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS) provides the framework and conditions for high-quality, research-driven doctoral education at the University of Oulu. UniOGS promotes the development of structured Doctoral Programmes covering the areas of Technology, Natural Sciences, Biosciences, Health Sciences, and Human Sciences, and nurtures effective student-supervisor relationships founded on both motivation and commitment. UniOGS thus aims to create a favourable environment for the planning, execution and timely completion of doctoral education tailored to each student.

Eligibility Criteria:

– Master’s Degree in relevant field (information systems, human-computer interaction, software engineering, for example)

– The degree will have been accredited with good grades (i.e. at least 60% of the maximum grade in both taught studies and the Master’s thesis).

– Applicants must provide evidence of equivalent competence in English language by achieving the minimum standard in a recognised English language test, by fulfilling one or more of the following criteria:
1) The applicant has completed a Bachelor or Master degree taught in English;
2) The applicant has successfully completed at least 20 ECTS credits of studies conducted in English in a higher education institution in Finland;
3) Certificate of English language proficiency from the Finnish National Board of Education (skill levels 5 in reading, writing, listening & speaking);
4) TOEFL score (minimum 580 PBT / 92 IBT);
5) IELTS score (minimum 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each section; Academic module only);
6) Pearson Test of English (minimum 62, with minimum of 52 in writing section; PTE Academic only);
7) Cambridge ESOL’s Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), or of Advanced English (CAE) (grades A, B or C).
8) The applicant may NOT have resided or carried out activity in Finland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately up to 1st January 2016.

Salary : The PhD student will be paid a monthly salary of 2811,08 €. They will also be entitled to a mobility allowance and potentially also a family allowance where appropriate. The duration of the contract will be 3 years as a fully funded PhD student.

Informal enquiries: Prof Minna Isomursu, email minna.isomursu [AT]

Applying: The applications must be submitted through the electronic recruitment system no later than 21 September 2015.

The applications shall be attached with:
1. CV
2. Proof of being in the first 4 years of the research career with no doctoral degree
3. Proof that the candidate is not resident in the host country for more than 12 months in the previous 3 years
4. Copies of degree certificates
5. One-page letter describing the motivation and relevant experience of the candidate

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