> Scope: Fulltime
> Temporary: initially limited to 3 years
> Remuneration: TV-L EG 13
> Start: as early as possible

For the Department of Human Factors of the Institute of Psychology and Education at the University of Ulm we are looking for a/an

Academic employee (m/f/d)

Ulm University with its more than 10,000 students offers varied professional tasks in a highly innovative research, teaching and work environment, at the same time facilitating the reconciliation of work and family in many ways.


We seek to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and particularly encourages qualified female scientists to apply for this position.

As a rule, full-time positions can be split.

Severely disabled applicants with equal aptitude will be given preferential

Within the topic area "Human-Robot Interaction" in the Department of Human Factors at the University of Ulm, the psychological foundations of a subjectively successful interaction with robots are investigated in cooperation with other German universities and industrial partners and transferred into practice in the sense of a human-centered design of robots. Within the framework of the advertised position, psychological processes of trust development in interaction with robots will be investigated. In particular, requirements and implementation possibilities of an acceptable, safe and trustworthy design of human-robots will be derived.

Your profile:

  • Completed relevant university degree diploma or M.Sc. in Psychology, Human Factors, Cognitive Science or related subjects
  • Knowledge and experience or interest in the field of human-machine interaction, especially human-robot interaction
  • Knowledge and experience in inferential statistical data analysis using SPSS, R, or comparable tools
  • Optimally, programming skills and first publication experiences
  • Optimally, knowledge and experience in conducting experiments, ideally in the context of the topic of human-robot interaction
  • Very good English skills

Your responsibilities:

  • Planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation of empirical studies 
  • Support of the project management of different funding projects
  • Participation in and organization of project meetings
  • Optimally, the programming of interaction concepts on demonstration robots
  • Publication of results in scientific journals and at conferences
  • Participation in the preparation of applications for follow-up projects

Seize the opportunity and join us in shaping the future of the University!

Hiring is done by the Central University Administration.

Your contact for further information:
Dr. Johannes Kraus, phone +49 731 50-26507

We look forward to your application via our online application portal.
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