The Lucerne School of Information Technology is the first school in a Swiss university of applied sciences to be devoted to IT. The new Zug-Rotkreuz campus offers bachelor degree programmes in Digital Ideation, Computer Science, Information and Cyber Security, International IT Management and Business Information Technology and master’s degree programmes in Engineering and Business Information Technology. Rounding out the School’s offer are attractive continuing education courses and applied research and services. It is one of six Schools making up the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts with its 1800-plus staff and 11,500 or so degree and continuing education students.
The Immersive Realities Research Lab was established in 2018 and investigates how people use augmented and virtual reality technologies. The group focuses on the role of users in these contexts and studies new types of interactions. Current AR/VR projects include among others participatory design within urban planning projects, a serious game for beekeepers, a hybrid art exhibition, and tangible learning tools for teaching about electricity. All projects have in common strong interdisciplinarity and pursue the overall mission of facilitating understanding.
We are currently looking to grow our team and have openings for both junior and senior research positions for a start in early 2021.
(Senior) Research Associate / Post Doc AR/VR
You work jointly with our lecturers and academic staff on research and development projects with a focus on novel and appropriate uses of augmented and virtual reality
You develop, implement and evaluate innovative concepts and solutions as AR/VR software prototypes in research and industry projects
You support our research team in the acquisition of new projects, take responsibility for work-packages and project management and independently and collaboratively investigate research questions
You supervise student projects and diploma theses Participation in lecturing or further education is possible according to agreement
Curiosity and a passion for research
Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
Practical and theoretical knowledge of AR- and VR-applications
Good programming skills, for example in C# or C++
Experience with modern Game Engines such as Unity
Experience in Human-Computer Interaction (qualitative and/or quantitative user studies, user-centered design, user experience)
Fluency in written and spoken English; German advantageous (or willingness to learn)
Ability to explain complex facts and ideally experience with writing scientific texts
Active contribution in our self-organizing research team
In addition, for a senior position
Research experience in industry or academia or PhD
Experience in acquiring and managing research projects
A lively and playful research atmosphere
A diverse and welcoming team
Interesting and challenging job with high degree of self-responsibility and the opportunity to shape the course of the Immersive Realities Research Lab
Interdisciplinary and application-oriented projects in a variety of fields such as interaction design, serious games, participatory design, art and culture, visualization of processes, and building information modelling
State of the art AR/VR equipment
A growing school with an open-minded, dynamic and result-oriented culture
Current terms of employment and working conditions
Attractive workplace in immediate proximity to Rotkreuz train station in central Switzerland
Flexible working hours
We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds. We also have experience in acquiring visas for international applicants and will support you in this process.
Contact and Address
We are looking forward to your online application which should include a cover letter, a cv, and a portfolio of relevant work (academic or otherwise). Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis with interviews ideally taking place in mid-December 2020.
For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Richard Wetzel (T +41 41 757 68 29, richard.wetzelhslu.ch) and Dr. Markus Zank (T +41 41 757 68 29, markus.zankhslu.ch) or visit https://www.hslu.ch/immersive-realities/.