Postdoctoral position in affective computing & gaming (Application is now closed)

The Multimodal Interaction Group of the Computer Vision and Multimedia Laboratory at the University of Geneva, Switzerland ( 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 ( 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 (, with researchers from computer science, psychology and neurosciences. The project will be conducted in close collaboration with Prof. Daphnée Bavelier (

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 around October 2019. Minimum duration is 10 months.

If you are interested in this position, please email to Dr. Guillaume Chanel (, 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 15th 2019, but applications are welcome to start as soon as possible.