[community] FYI: Academic positions in EU

Ushnish Sengupta ushnish.sengupta at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 15:31:44 UTC 2020

*Open call for 15 fully funded PhD positions*

*visuAAL - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network on
Privacy-Aware and Acceptable Video-Based Technologies and Services for
Active and Assisted Living*

Deadline: 20 November 2020

More information and application: https://www.visuaal-itn.eu/esr-vacancies

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network visuAAL (Privacy-Aware
and Acceptable Video-Based Technologies and Services for Active and
Assisted Living) invites applications for *15 early-stage researcher (ESR)
/ PhD positions* <https://www.visuaal-itn.eu/esr-vacancies>, available with
a starting date in the period February 2021 - March 2021. The duration of
the appointment is 36 months, full-time employment contract.

The aim of visuAAL is to bridge the knowledge gap between users’
requirements and the appropriate and secure use of video-based AAL
technologies to deliver effective and supportive care to older adults
managing their health and wellbeing.

visuAAL will seek to increase awareness and understanding of the
context-specific ethical, legal, privacy and societal issues necessary to
implement visual system across hospital, home and community settings, in a
manner that protects and reassures users; outputs will stimulate the
development of a new research perspective for constructively addressing
privacy-aware video-based working solutions for assisted living.

visuAAL is a four-year (2020-2024) Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
Innovative Training Network (ITN), which brings together *5 beneficiaries*
<https://www.visuaal-itn.eu/consortium/beneficiaries> and *14 partner
organisations* <https://www.visuaal-itn.eu/consortium/partner-organisations>
Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and United
Kingdom. visuAAL will provide a transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral
combination of training, non-academic placements, courses and workshops on
scientific and complementary skills to 15 high achieving ESRs. These newly
hired ESRs will contribute through their individual research projects to
fulfil visuAAL's aims.

A list of the *15 PhD positions /ESR projects*
<https://www.visuaal-itn.eu/esr-vacancies> is presented below. To apply to
a specific position/project, click on the title and follow the
instructions. Please, check individual ESR projects for details as well as
for specific / local acceptance requirements.

*List of available PhD / ESR positions:*

*RWTH Aachen University, Germany*

   - *ESR 1: Perceptions of personal privacy in health monitoring
   technologies (in different users)*
   - *ESR 2: (Dis)Trust in medical technologies and medical support
   considering (severe) health decisions*
   - *ESR 3: Acceptance of artificial intelligence in health-related
   contexts* <https://www.visuaal-itn.eu/esr-vacancies#rp3>

*Stockholm University, Sweden*

   - *ESR 4: Video-based AAL technologies and colliding legal frameworks*
   - *ESR 5: Video-based AAL technologies and balancing of interests*
   - *ESR 6: “Digital twins” as a way to help ensure legal compliance of
   video-based AAL technologies*

*Trinity College Dublin, Ireland*

   - *ESR 7: Use of camera systems to support home based multiple chronic
   disease (multimorbidity) self-management*
   - *ESR 8: Application of behavioural change theory to the design,
   development and implementation of camera systems to support home-based
   multiple chronic disease (multimorbidity) self-management*
   - *ESR 9: Personalisation of self-management education/training for
   individuals with multiple chronic health conditions (multimorbidity) using
   visual based data* <https://www.visuaal-itn.eu/esr-vacancies#rp9> -

*TU Wien, Austria*

   - *ESR 10: Behaviour modelling and life logging*
   - *ESR 11: Algorithmic governance for active assisted living*
   - *ESR 12: AI for dementia care*

*Universidad de Alicante, Spain*

   - *ESR 13: Privacy preservation in video-based AAL applications*
   - *ESR 14: Context recognition for the application of visual privacy*
   - *ESR 15: Perceptions of personal safety and privacy in frail elderly,
   disabled people and their caregivers in the context of video-based
   lifelogging technologies* <https://www.visuaal-itn.eu/esr-vacancies#rp15>


   - Applicants must hold a master’s degree relevant to the project(s) they
   apply for
   - Applicants should not have been awarded a PhD degree
   - At the time of recruitment, applicants must have less than four (full
   time equivalent) years of experience within a research career (measured
   from the date when the applicant obtained the first degree entitling
   him/her to embark on a doctorate, even if a doctorate was never started or
   - Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity
   (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting institution for more
   than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date
   - Proficiency in written and spoken English
   - Additional criteria can apply for each specific research project (see
   the details about each project *here*

For more information, contact visuAAL coordinator, *Dr Francisco Florez*


Francisco (Paco) Flórez-Revuelta


francisco.florez at ua.es

Associate Professor

Department of Computing Technology, Research Group on Domotics and Ambient

University of Alicante

Carretera San Vicente s/n, 03690 San Vicente del Raspeig, Alicante (Spain)

Coordinator of PAAL <https://paal-project.eu/> MYBL project and visuAAL
<https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/861091> Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN.
Chair of the GoodBrother <https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA19121> COST Action

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<https://www.linkedin.com/in/franciscoflorezrevuelta> – Twitter
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