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Postdoc Opportunity

I am looking for a postdoctoral researcher in Human-Centered Computing to join the Bodies in Motion Lab, part of the Interactive Systems Research Center, at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

This position is for the “Gestural Image Annotation Systems in Coordinated Surgical Practice” (NSF 1422671) and “Collaborative Image Manipulation and Annotation in Surgical Telemedicine” (NSF 1552837) studies and will include active collaboration with researchers and surgeons at the Simulation to Advance Innovation and Learning (SAIL) Center at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD. The postdoctoral position would engage in studies of surgical coordination and training in both collocated and distributed environments as well as the design and development of new technologies to support those coordinative practices.

Applicant must be comfortable leading user centered research and have a PhD in Human-Centered Computing, Computer Science, Information Science, or related field.  Preference will be given to applicants with enthusiasm for health informatics and/or computer supported cooperative work research, working closely with clinicians, and mentoring students. Preference will also be given to applicants with a solid track record of publications at top HCI-related conferences such as CHI, CSCW, Ubicomp, UIST.

As a UMBC postdoc, you will have the opportunity to teach in our Human-Centered Computing graduate programs and work with other UMBC faculty and students that are part of the Interactive Systems Research Center.

Start date is flexible, with a preference for starting during Summer or early Fall 2017. The postdoctoral position is full-time for 12 months, at minimum, with the option to extend to 24 months given a promising trajectory of work.

If you are interested in this position, email me your CV and a statement about your research interests (mentis@umbc.edu)I will be attending the CHI conference in Denver May 6-11, 2017, and would like to meet interested candidates at that time. Late applications may be considered as time and resources permit.