Taina Lehtimäki tailehti at sun3.oulu.fi
Thu Aug 21 01:35:47 PDT 2008


We are looking for a project researcher with a background in visual perception to join our digital holography research team at University of Oulu. The successful applicant will work on projects related to visual perception of video on three-dimensional (3D) displays.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D., or be in the advanced stages of a Ph.D., in a research area closely related to visual perception. A two-year position is offered. The salary will be according to the applicant's experience and qualifications, and will be determined by the standard Finnish state salary scale for "Other personnel", level 9 - 11 (€2486 - €4751 per month).

The successful applicant will have expertise in visual perception research methods, and ideally in 3D perception including stereoscopic perception. Specifically, they will have the ability to:
    * plan and design experiments on their own initiative, and
    * work as a visual perception expert within a multidisciplinary research team. 

Applicants are also expected to have:
    * a strong drive to publish results in high quality international journals and conferences
    * an interest in learning about digital holography and novel display technologies
    * an interest in managing a research collaboration between multiple international partners
    * a willingness to co-advise a Ph.D. or Masters student
    * a willingness to travel to partner institutions within Europe
    * excellent spoken and written English. 

Digital holograms of real-world objects are an exciting new form of 3D media, to which visual perception studies are only now being applied. We offer a research opportunity in international multipartner multidisciplinary projects on digital hologram displays. The projects will allow a suitably motivated person to publish milestone journal papers, and contribute to developing cutting edge technology.

The research projects are funded by the Academy of Finland, and by European Commission Framework Programme 7 under the eight-partner collaborative project Real 3D. For more information, consult the Real 3D project webpage www.digitalholography.eu. The research will be conducted primarily at the RFMedia-laboratory of Oulu Southern Institute, which is a regional unit of University of Oulu. The RFMedia-laboratory is a dynamic multidisciplinary research environment, located in the town of Ylivieska, hosting collaborations between researchers from both academic and applied universities. The University of Oulu is an international science community, whose core strength lies in multidisciplinary basic research. Founded in 1958, the University of Oulu is among the largest in Finland and has an exceptionally wide scientific base. According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2007 and 2008, University of Oulu is ranked as number two in Finland.

Further information about the position and the research projects can be obtained from Real 3D scientific leader Thomas Naughton (thomas.naughton at oulu.fi).

Applicants should send (in PDF format) a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, and the contact details of three referees to the University of Oulu registrar's office by e-mail (kirjaamo at oulu.fi) with subject line "RFMLab-081". Applications will be evaluated on the 15th of September 2008. 

Taina Lehtimäki, Real 3D Project Manager
Oulu Southern Institute, University of Oulu
RFMedia-laboratory, Vierimaantie 5, 84100 Ylivieska, Finland
taina.lehtimaki at oulu.fi   |   +358-40-7704357

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