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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Fac­ulty IV - Insti­tute of Soft­ware Engin­eer­ing and The­or­et­ical Com­puter Sci­ence / Qual­ity and Usab­il­ity Lab

Rese­arch Assist­ant - salary grade E13 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len - 1st qual­i­fic­a­tion period (PhD can­did­ate)

part-time employ­ment may be pos­sible

The major­ity of sys­tems and ser­vices that are provided by com­puter sci­ence, elec­trical engin­eer­ing and inform­a­tion tech­no­logy finally are ori­ented on the needs of their human users. To build suc­cess­fully build such sys­tems and ser­vices it essen­tial to invest­ig­ate and under­stand users and their beha­vior when inter­act­ing with tech­no­logy. On the hand, this under­stand­ing allows to derive design prin­ciples for human-machine-inter­faces and to define require­ments con­cern­ing the sys­tem and its under­ly­ing tech­no­lo­gies. On the other hand, new avail­able tech­no­lo­gies do offer new pos­sib­il­it­ies regard­ing the design of such inter­faces and the devel­op­ment of new kinds of inter­ac­tion.

The Qual­ity and Usab­il­ity Lab is part of TU Ber­lin’s Fac­ulty IV and deals with the design and eval­u­ation of human-machine inter­ac­tion. Here, the main sub­jects of our research are human per­cep­tion, aspects of tech­nical sys­tem that are related to the inter­ac­tion as well as inter­ac­tion design.

Work­ing field:

Sup­port­ing the teach­ing of courses and exer­cises with a focus on the bach­elor course Media Inform­at­ics. Here espe­cially the course „Intro­duc­tion to Media Inform­at­ics“ and the devel­op­ment and sup­port of the exer­cise. Main­ten­ance, tech­nical sup­port and super­vi­sion of the online course (MOOC) Com­mu­nic­a­tion Acous­tics as well as ment­or­ing the stu­dents within this course.
Also, import­ant part of your work will be empir­ical research on usab­il­ity and user exper­i­ence/VR Aug­men­ted Real­ity.

The con­crete tasks include, among other things:

  • Devel­op­ment and sup­port of exer­cises
  • Tech­nical main­ten­ance and sup­port as well as help­ing to con­tent wise shape the online course Com­mu­nic­a­tion Acous­tics (MOOC-Plat­form)
  • Super­vi­sion and ment­or­ing of stu­dents
  • Devel­op­ment of sys­tems in Aug­men­ted/Vir­tual Real­ity
  • Selec­tion of appro­pri­ate tech­no­lo­gies and frame­works
  • Research on usab­il­ity and user exper­i­ence/VR Aug­men­ted Real­ity as well as mul­timodal inter­ac­tion
  • Pro­ject com­mu­nic­a­tion and report­ing
  • Pub­lic­a­tion and present­a­tion of pro­ject and research res­ults in sci­entific journ­als, at con­fer­ences, and in work­shops


  • Suc­cess­fully com­pleted uni­versity degree (Mas­ter, Dip­lom or equi­val­ent) in com­puter sci­ence/inform­at­ics, media inform­at­ics, com­puter engin­eer­ing, inform­a­tion sys­tems or com­mu­nic­a­tion tech­no­logy (or an equi­val­ent tech­nical back­ground)
  • veri­fi­able, prac­tic­able exper­i­ence in the real­iz­a­tion of vir­tual/aug­men­ted Real­ity sys­tems
  • Well-foun­ded exper­i­ence in at least one pro­gram­ming lan­guages: e.g. Python, PHP or Java
  • Exper­i­ence in using Unity
  • Well-foun­ded exper­i­ence in build­ing pro­to­types with e.g. Sketch or InVi­sion
  • Pro­found know­ledge in media tech­nics
  • Know-how in hand­ling soft­ware tools e.g. Adobe Pho­toshop
  • Very good know­ledge in human-com­puter-inter­ac­tion (HCI), mul­timodal inter­ac­tion und user exper­i­ence (UE)
  • Know­ledge in using and main­tain­ing of online plat­forms for teach­ing (MOOCs)
  • Lan­guage skills: Ger­man skills suf­fi­cient for teach­ing com­mu­nic­a­tion, Eng­lish flu­ent in writ­ing and speak­ing
  • Ideally know­ledge about empir­ical stud­ies and stat­ist­ical data ana­lysis
  • Ideally exper­i­ence in indus­trial design and indus­trial envir­on­ment
  • Joy of work­ing in an inter­dis­cip­lin­ary and inter­na­tional envir­on­ment

How to ap­ply:

Please send your app­lic­a­tion with the ref­er­ence num­ber and the usual doc­u­ments (in par­tic­u­lar let­ter of app­lic­a­tion, cur­ricu­lum vitae, cop­ies of cer­ti­fic­ates, job ref­er­ences) pre­fer­ably by e-mail (com­bined in one pdf-file) to or in writ­ing to Tech­nis­che Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin - Der Prä­sid­ent - Fak­ultät IV, Insti­tut für Soft­ware­tech­nik und The­or­et­ische Inform­atik, Qual­ity and Usab­il­ity Lab, Prof. Dr. Möl­ler, Sekr. TEL 18, Ernst-Reu­ter-Platz 7, 10587 Ber­lin.

To ensure equal oppor­tun­it­ies bet­ween women and men, app­lic­a­tions by women with the requi­red
qual­i­fic­a­tions are expli­citly desi­red. Qual­i­fied indi­vidu­als with dis­ab­il­it­ies will be favo­red. The TU Ber­lin val­ues the diver­sity of its mem­bers and is com­mit­ted to the goals of equal oppor­tun­it­ies.

Please send cop­ies only. Ori­ginal doc­u­ments will not be retur­ned.