[ 18. Juni 2016 ]

AUSSCHREIBUNG – postdoctoral fellowship in motion capture announcement at mcmaster university

Von: Ogborn, David

Datum: Fri, 17 Jun 201

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announcement at mcmaster university

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General Description

We seek a post-doctoral fellow with expertise in motion capture

measurement and analysis to work with researchers and students on

research related to understanding and quantifying human movement. The

incumbent will work on a number of projects related to both

spontaneous movements and understanding interactions between people.

Approximately 50% of time will be spent supporting research and

teaching in McMaster University’s Large Interactive Virtual

Environment (LIVELab). Opened in the fall of 2014, the LIVELab is a

unique facility for the study of human interaction and nonverbal

communication. A fully-functioning 100 seat performance hall, it

contains a number of technologies for acoustic, neuroscientific and

behavioural research. The space was built to be naturally extremely

quiet and low reverberation. The active acoustic system of microphones

and loudspeakers enables the creation of echoes to stimulation

environments from non-reverberant to highly reverberant, and to change

the apparent size of the room. EEG, heart rate, galvanic skin

responses and breathing rate can be measured in musicians on the stage

and simultaneously in up to 32 audience members. Motion capture is

possible throughout the entire space, including in up to 100 audience

members. A Disklavier piano enables detailed analyses of piano

performances. Response tablets allow testing responses and judgements

from up to 100 people at a time. Details about the space can be found

athttp://livelab.mcmaster.ca/research/technology/and some of the

research projects underway can be viewed


A further 30% of time will be spent supporting other researchers

across the university to build capacity for motion and movement

analysis in key strategic areas. 20% of time will be protected for

independent research initiated by the incumbent. This position is

formally attached to the Research and High Performance Computing

group, and will report to the Director of RHPCS. Work conducted in the

LIVELab will be done under the supervision of the Director of the LIVELab.

McMaster University is a research-intensive university consistently

ranked among the top universities in the world. It is located in

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and is a 45- minute drive from Toronto.

McMaster has particular strengths in neuroscience, psychology,

kinesiology, health science and engineering.

Applicants must have: a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology,

kinesiology, computer science or related field; a record of research

productivity; specific expertise in motion capture; and general

expertise in signal processing. The applicant must also thrive in a

collaborative research environment. Expertise in one or more of EEG

recording and analysis, video-based movement analysis, EMG recording

and analysis or data visualization would also be desirable. It is

expected that the candidate will have a strong interest in the

performing arts.

The position can start as early as August, 2016, and is initially for

a 1 year term, with the possibility for extension depending on

outcomes in the first year.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and arrange to

have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Ranil Sonnadara,

Director, Research and High Performance Computing, McMaster University


Informal inquiries are welcome and can be directed to the Director of

the LIVELab, Dr. Laurel Trainor, atLJT@mcmaster.ca

or to the Director of Research and High

Performance Computing, Dr. Ranil Sonnadara, atranil@mcmaster.ca