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Graduate Research Assistant (Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L)

The University of Siegen is an innovative and interdisciplinary university with almost 20,000 students, about 1,300 scientists and 700 employees in technology and administration. With a wide range of subjects ranging from humanities and social sciences to economics and natural and engineering sciences, it provides an outstanding teaching and research environment with numerous inter-disciplinary and transdisciplinary research projects. The University of Siegen supports a wide range of opportunities to combine work and family life. It has therefore been certified as a family-friendly university since 2006 and offers a dual career service. The University of Siegen is committed to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Adequately qualified female researchers are asked to apply for this position. Applications of disabled candidates are also encouraged.


We offer a full (100%) position of:


graduate research assistant (m/f) 

(Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L)


at the Ubiquitous Computing group for a duration of three years, in the DFG-funded research project 'PervaSafe'. 


Your tasks:


  • development and design of a wearable sensor system to be worn by control room operators in their daily work,
  • validation and evaluation through user studies of a wearable assistant in actual control rooms environments,
  • software development for real-time detection and analysis of gesture and vital sign analysis from multimodal sensor data.


This position is fully financed by a research project financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and delivers a perfect framework and will provide support to pursue a PhD.


Your profile:


  • finished university degree (Diplom or Master) in computer science or a related discipline, 
  • experience in embedded systems and wearable sensorics, and in evaluating said systems in actual deployments,
  • programming expertise in C and Python, able to write in LaTeX.


More information: Prof. Dr. Kristof Van Laerhoven Tel.: 0271/740-2312                     

Email: kvl [at] eti.uni - siegen.de


Please send your documents (Cover letter, CV, etc.) by the deadline of 10.06.2020 and with the subject-ID 2020/IV/ETI/WM/72 to: Prof. Dr. Kristof Van Laerhoven, Department ETI, Universität Siegen, Hölderlinstr. 3, 57067 Siegen


More information about the university can be found on this homepage:  www.uni-siegen.de .