Bolsa de Investigação: ARDITI-ITI-ETC-2020-001

Job: Research fellowship BI (for enrolled PhD students) in Human-Computer Interaction or similar areas;

Job/Fellowship Reference: ARDITI-ITI-ETC-2020-001;

Main research field: Human-Computer Interaction;

Sub research field: Interactive Media Design, Design;

Job summary:

The ETC project (M1420-01-0247-FEDER-000019) aims at studying novel assistive technologies for patients, studying and researching the usage of remote monitoring devices and its impact on mental health and wellbeing of both patients and informal caregivers. The overall goal is to design and develop novel assistive experiences mediated by technology and using an “emotional design” approach.

In this context, ITI-ARDITI is looking for a Human-Computer Interaction Designer/Researcher or equivalent (for only enrolled PhD students), preferably with proven experience in the design, development and evaluation of behavior change tools and digital design for well-being. The successful candidate will assist the research team of the ETC project, specially focusing on the design and validation of the technology-mediated artefacts aimed at improving the wellbeing of patients in home care facilities as well as the wellbeing of their respective caregivers.

Job description:

The ETC project (M1420-01-0247-FEDER-000019) aims at studying novel assistive technologies for patients, studying and researching the usage of remote monitoring devices and its impact on mental health and wellbeing of both patients and informal caregivers. The overall goal is to design and develop novel assistive experiences mediated by technology and using an “emotional design” approach.

In this context, ITI-ARDITI is looking for a Human-Computer Interaction Designer/Researcher or equivalent (for only enrolled PhD students), preferably with proven experience in the design, development and evaluation of behavior change tools and digital design for well-being. The successful candidate will assist the research team of the ETC project, specially focusing on the design and validation of the technology-mediated artefacts aimed at improving the wellbeing of patients in home care facilities as well as the wellbeing of their respective caregivers.

Requisitos de admissão/Admission Requirements:

The ideal candidate must be an enrolled PhD student with a Master degree in Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or similar fields, as well as previous experience, including (but not exclusively):

  • Background and/or proven research experience in Human-Computer Interaction or similar fields;
  • Experience in designing and evaluating user interfaces for behavior change;
  • Prior work involving persuasive computing techniques;
  • Experience reporting research work in the form of international conferences’ submissions;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently;
  • Fluent knowledge (spoken and written) of the English language.

Note: Applications will not be considered if candidates do not meet Mandatory Requirements (in bold). Additional experience and/or training items listed will be valued and preferred.

Plano de trabalhos/Workplan:

The selected fellow will assist in developing and participate in research activities (both in the field and in the lab) related to behavior change design for healthcare.

Specifically, the fellows’ work plan will include (but not exclusively):
  • Develop research activities in terms of User Experience and User Interface Design towards creating novel assistive technologies;
  • Develop scientific research activities for validating the “emotional design” concept according to the project’s goals and guidelines;
  • Writing and presenting scientific papers related to the research and development activities of the project.

Scientific guidance and workplace:

The proposed work will be coordinated by Prof. Pedro Campos (ITI/LARSyS/UMa) and will be conducted at ARDITI, Madeira Tecnopolo, Funchal, Madeira Island (Portugal).

Duration:

12 months, non-renewable.

Salary:

ARDITI fellowship stipend (1064€) and regulations are determined by ARDITI (https://www.arditi.pt/index.php/biblioteca-on-line/outros-documentos/category/19-bolsas-de-investigacao).

Estimated contract start date:

1st May 2020.

Evaluation criteria:

The curricular selection process will be based on:

  • Educational background and graduation (50%)
  • Skills relevant for the work plan execution (40%)
  • Communication and presentation skills, assessed from the CV or from optional interview (10%)

Selection panel:

Prof. Pedro Campos (ITI-ARDITI, UMa)

Prof. Frederica Gonçalves (ITI-ARDITI, UMa)

Prof. Élvio Rúbio Gouveia (ITI-ARDITI, UMa)

Application contents:

  • Motivation Letter (emphasizing the candidate’s adequacy to each evaluation criteria)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of enrollment in doctoral program (enrolled PhD student)
  • Degree certificate

Announcement of the results:

Via e-mail.

Application submission and deadline:

All applications must be sent by e-mail to: Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar. from 25th March 2020 until 17:00h of the 07 of April 2020. The subject of the email should be: ARDITI-ITI-ETC-2020-001  

Vacant posts: 1

Type of contract: Information not available

Job country: Portugal

Job city: Funchal

Job company/institute: ARDITI

Application deadline: 17:00h of the 07 of April 2020

Notes:

  • The selection process will be based on the principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, religion, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issue. Selection will be made only based on merit and following the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Commission Recommendation, Brussels, 11.3.2005, 2005/251/EC) and the recommendations from the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).
  • ARDITI is a recognized “refugee welcoming organization" by the European Commission, follows the European Charter for Researchers and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.
  • The deadline for application may be extended at any time without previous notice having in mind the requirements for the positions under this call.

Instituição de acolhimento-Job/Fellowship company/institute

ARDITI – ITI (Interactive Technologies Institute)

Dados de contacto da organização/Organization contact data:

ARDITI - Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação

Edif. Madeira Tecnopolo, Piso 2

Caminho da Penteada

9020-105 Funchal

Portugal

tel. +351 291 721 220

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Wesite: www.arditi.pt

Vacant posts: 1
Type of contract: To be defined
Job country: Portugal
Job city: Funchal
Job company/institute: ARDITI - ITI (Interactive Technologies Institute)

Application deadline: 07 Abril 2020
(The Application's deadline must be confirmed on the Job Description)

flag_yellow_low.jpg   This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme