Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology
February 23, 2024
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I-2413 – POSTDOC IN OBJECTIVE AND COGNITIVE MEASURES Temporary contract 24 months Belval Are you passionate about research? So are we! Come and join us

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) active in the fields of materials, environment and IT. By transforming scientific knowledge into technologies, smart data and tools, LIST empowers citizens in their choices, public authorities in their decisions and businesses in their strategies.

Do you want to know more about LIST? Check our website: https: // www. list.lu/

Discover our IT for Innovative Services department: https: // www. list.lu/en/informatics/

How will you contribute? Do you want to shape the driver experience of the future?

This PostDoc position is part of a joint project with Goodyear SA and explores how to improve the understanding of how specific design properties impact on the subjective handling ratings provided by drivers. The project forms part of a research partnership between Goodyear SA and LIST. The project comprises of experts from LIST and Goodyear SA with external experts from leading universities. The research team spams Luxembourg, Europe and the USA and will make use of world-leading car simulator facilities. Work in the project comprises human-factors research, artificial intelligence and data analytics.

Measuring how drivers perceive changes in tire designs using subjective and objective techniques is a key part of the tire development process. With the decision on whether to develop and market a new tire design being partly dependent on the effectiveness of this process. Furthermore, in order to improve sustainability within the design process there is a need to reduce the number of iterations of physical tires, and the use of real-world test track facilities, and instead make greater use of virtual testing.

This Postdoc position will form part of a team, and you will have the opportunity to undertake work for both fully manual and increasingly automated vehicles. You will work alongside four PhD students who are developing new techniques to assess tire performance. Your particular role will be to work alongside them in conducting studies, while in particular exploring the relationship between aspects such as HRV, cognitive load, posture and subjective measures. You will lead the work on data fusion techniques, and with colleagues will develop data visualization approaches to improve the understandability of the results. You will also work alongside the AI researchers in the project to improve result predictability. There is also the opportunity to visit Goodyear USA, and work as part of a leading international team.

Is Your profile described below? Are you our future colleague? Apply now!

Education: PhD in topics related to human-computer interaction, psychophysics or psychology;

Experience and skills

  • Excellent skills in undertaking human-centered studies, preferably in the driving domain but this is not mandatory;
  • Excellent knowledge of subjective and/or objective measurement techniques;
  • Excellent statistical analysis skills with appropriate skills in the use of R or other statistical software;
  • Knowledge of aspects related to data visualization would be an advantage;
  • Language skills

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English. Any other European language is considered as an asset.
  • Your LIST benefits
  • An organization with a passion for impact and strong RDI partnerships in Luxembourg and Europe that works on responsible and independent research projects
  • Sustainable by design, empowering our belief that we play an essential role in paving the way to a green society
  • Innovative infrastructures and exceptional labs occupying more than 5,000 square metres, including innovations in all that we do
  • An environment encouraging curiosity, innovation and entrepreneurship in all areas
  • Personalized learning programme to foster our staff's soft and technical skills
  • Multicultural and international work environment with more than 50 nationalities represented in our workforce
  • Diverse and inclusive work environment empowering our people to fulfil their personal and professional ambitions
  • Gender-friendly environment with multiple actions to attract, develop and retain women in science
  • 32 days' paid annual leave, 11 public holidays, 13-month salary, statutory health insurance
  • Flexible working hours, home working policy and access to lunch vouchers
  • Apply online

    https: // www. list.lu/en/jobs/informatics/

    Your application must include:

  • A motivation letter oriented towards the position and detailing your experience.
  • A scientific CV with contact details.
  • List of publications (and patents, if applicable)
  • Contact details of 2 references.
  • Application procedure and conditions:

  • LIST is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring and retaining diverse personnel. We value all applicants and will consider all competent candidates for employment without regard to national origin, race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age or disability
  • Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled
  • An assessment committee will review the applications and select candidates based on guidelines that aim to ensure equal opportunities
  • The main criteria for selection will be the correspondence of the existing skills and expertise of the applicant with the requirements mentioned above

    To be considered for this position it is crucial that you have knowledge of the following languages

  • Read C1 Advanced
  • Write C1 Advanced

    Speak C1 Advanced


    The following languages are optional but are considered a plus.

  • Read C1 Advanced
  • Write C1 Advanced

    Speak C1 Advanced

  • Read C1 Advanced
  • Write C1 Advanced

    Speak C1 Advanced

  • Read C1 Advanced
  • Write C1 Advanced

    Speak C1 Advanced

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