The Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle, Germany, Department of Nanophotonics, Integration, and Neural Technology (NINT), Director Prof. Joyce Poon, is recruiting at least one Scientist, Postdoctoral Fellow, or Research Staff Member with experience in computer vision and augmented reality.
Our new Department is initiating research programs on devices and microsystems for the future computing and brain activity mapping technologies. We are launching a program to use integrated photonics for augmented reality and microdisplay systems with the goal of creating the next generation of human-computer interfaces.
Collaborate with the team to develop research projects in 3D displays and augmented reality
Combine advances in integrated photonic technologies with computer vision to create new projection microsystems
Train and work closely with other postdoctoral fellows, Ph.D. and/or Master's students
Present research results in international journals and conferences
Interact relations with private sector partners as necessary
M.S. or Ph.D. degree in computer science or engineering (e.g., electrical, computer)
You are motivated by grand challenges
You have a demonstrated track-record in the fields of display and augmented reality
You excel at independently defining problems and solving them with creativity and resourcefulness
You are a fast learner and excited to learn about other disciplines
You are an effective team player that excels in a fast-paced, highly dynamic, interdisciplinary and international environment
You have excellent written and oral communication skills in English
Experience or interest in technology transfer, innovation, and international partnerships are strong assets
The opportunity to work at the forefront of scientific research with an incredible team of highly motivated and smart people
Remuneration and social benefits according to TVöD
Fixed-term contract initially for 2 years, with the potential of extension
Potential eligibility to be a Postgraduate Affiliate with the Vector Institute for AI in Toronto if your research involves artificial intelligence
Expected start date: January 2020; negotiable
Please submit your CV, a brief summary of your research accomplishments and interests (2 pages max.), with the names of two references as a single pdf file to jobs.nint(at)mpi-halle.mpg.de, referencing MPI-Halle-CV AR. The position will remain open until closed. The Max Planck Society aims to employ more persons with disabilities and increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented; thus, applications from persons with disabilities and women are encouraged.