Postdoctoral position in affective computing & gaming

The Multimodal Interaction Group of the Computer Vision and Multimedia Laboratory at the University of Geneva, Switzerland (http://cvml.unige.ch) is hiring a postdoctoral researcher in affective computing. The proposed position is part of a collaborative project between the University of Geneva and the multinational company Logitech (https://www.logitech.com) on the topic of “Emotionally intelligent peripherals for video game streamers and players”.

You will be working in a world-renowned and interdisciplinary environment, part of the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences (www.affective-sciences.ch), with researchers from computer science, psychology and neurosciences. The project will be conducted in close collaboration with Prof. Daphnée Bavelier (www.unige.ch/fapse/brainlearning/).

We are looking for an experienced researcher with the following qualifications:

  • PhD in affective computing or a related field;
  • strong background in multimodal signal processing and machine learning;
  • strong practical experience in designing experimental protocols involving physiological signals recording over single and multiple participants, in laboratory and real settings;
  • excellent programing skills;
  • ability to handle requests for ethical approvals;
  • excellent English skills;
  • working knowledge of French is a plus but not mandatory;
  • experience in preparation of national and international project proposals;
  • interest toward video games and activities perpipheral to games.

The position might include involvement in teaching activities (both at the Bachelor and Master levels).

We offer a friendly, cooperative environment and a competitive salary. The expected starting date is October 1st, 2019. Minimum duration is 10 months.

If you are interested in this position, please email to Dr. Guillaume Chanel (Guillaume.Chanel@unige.ch), with:

  • A motivation letter stating why you want to come to our research center, what research you would like to carry and how you think this would help your career.
  • Your CV, publications’ list, and a link to your google scholar profile.
  • One main publication representing your past research activities.
  • The contact information of three references; please do not include the reference letters with your applications. We will only ask for the reference letters from the short-listed candidates.

The accepted candidate will be located in Geneva.

The deadline for application is September 1st, 2019, but applications are welcome to start as soon as possible.