PhD student position in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)

PhD student position in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)


Information about the project
Collaborative interactive technologies are an effective way to allow people to work together on complex tasks. The topic records technical advancements especially in the area of actuated reconfigurable screens and how people can do multi-device interactions. However, as the sophistication of this technology increases, it becomes more difficult to ensure that people with disabilities (PwD) are guaranteed access to the tools of collaboration.

This project will examine the accessibility of current and future interactive technologies for PwD and develop a comprehensive view of best practice for the development of collaborative tabletop technologies. Exploring the accessibility landscape of collaborative tabletop technology is an important piece of foundational research. The project will also examine the accessibility of related future research directions, building replicas and simulations of significant collaborative technology innovations through a combination of prototyping, robotic trolleys, workspace integration of tabletop and tablet devices, to guide development of multi-display surfaces that can augment user capabilities. The project will evaluate the complex accessibility issues that emerge and put together a comprehensive set of guidelines for accessible collaborative technologies usage.

This is a project is funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR). The project has been recognized to represent groundbreaking research in the area of HCI.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibilities are to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers' undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

You will work closely with supervisors in their respecive areas of research (HCI, HRI, accessibility).
System design and development, followed by empirical evaluation. Writing papers and submit to the conferences ACM CHI, ACM HRI, ACM HAI, and corresponding journals.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master's level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in computer science, computer engineering, HCI, industrial design, or other topics relevant to this project (or: BSc 4 years' honor program). Knowledge of AR and VR technologies is an advantage.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg. 
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application deadline: 26th October, 2021


For questions, please contact:
Professor Morten Fjeld,, +46 31 772 1027
Associate professor Mohammad Obaid,
Senior lecturer Michael Heron,

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!


  • Arbetsplats: Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB
  • 1 plats
  • 6 månader eller längre
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 19 oktober 2021
  • Ansök senast: 26 oktober 2021


412 96 Göteborg 41296 Göteborg


Chalmersplatsen 4
Göteborg, 41296

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