Human-Computer Interaction

Open Research and PhD Position (TVL E13 100%)

01 Jan 2020

Open Position for a Research Assistant (PhD candidate)

The chair for Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) seeks a research assistant (early-stage researcher pursuing a PhD qualification) in the area of social Virtual Reality. The specific research topic of this position are privacy matters emerging from the interaction between humanoid avatars.

This vacancy is part of the EU-funded project PriMa (Privacy Matters) and is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network.

PriMa will train a next generation of researchers to define, investigate and implement solutions that ensure secure and efficient privacy protection whilst keeping the advantages of a digitalised society. All PhD students in PriMa will in general work on the analysis of privacy risks stemming from the digitalisation of society, the protection of privacy against these risks, and the impact assessment of proposed privacy protection solutions.

Besides this vacancy there are 13 other open PhD positions in PriMa. Potential applicants are invited to review these positions. For more information about PriMa in general and the other vacancies, including links, can be found here (




A high motivation to work in an exciting research field. Prior knowledge or the willingness to acquire appropriate knowledge and skills in one or more of the following areas:

We offer

This offer is a full funded (100%) position as a researcher of the German civil service for 3 years (details see below). Further potential extension of the contract is subject of the progress made. The chair for HCI offers a motivating work environment around up-to-date and novel HCI topics with various links to ongoing projects in a prospering area and a young and motivated team. We are one of the leading research groups in the the areas of Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality, multimodal interfaces and Avatar technologies, with various national and international connections and collaborations.

The University of Würzburg is one of the oldest institutions for higher education. With 28.000 students it is the fourth largest university in Bavaria. Würzburg is a notably vivid and livable city:

The position includes the possibility to pursue a PhD degree. The topic will be coordinated between the applicant and the advisor (Prof. Latoschik).



All applications should be send electronically via e-mail as one pdf file to:


Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. Disabled applicants will be preferentially considered in case of equivalent qualification.

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