fortiss is the research institute of the Free State of Bavaria for the development of software-intensive systems with headquarters in Munich. The scientists at the institute cooperate in research, development and transfer projects with universities and technology companies in Bavaria, Germany and Europe. The focus is on research into state-of-the-art methods, techniques and tools for the development of software- and AI-based technologies for dependable, secure cyber-physical systems such as the Internet of Things (IoT). fortiss is organized in the legal form of a non-profit limited liability company. Shareholders are the Free State of Bavaria (majority shareholder) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.

The mission of the Human-centered Engineering (HCE) at fortiss is to develop intelligent user interfaces and trustworthy AI systems. By utilizing machine learning techniques, our focus lies on the research into user-, domain- and task-models to ensure human-machine-interaction as natural and as robust as possible. Cognitive interaction is improved by integrating multimodal elements.

In this project, we search for a new team member:

Research Staff (m/f/d) – Building Trust in a Human-in-the-Loop System

Your tasks: 

  • Developing technique and concept for a Human-in-the-Loop system
  • Planning, implementation and evaluation of qualitative and quantitative user research and tests
  • Analyzing the state of the art and current research results
  • Organizing workshops for both internal and external partners
  • Publication at top conferences and journals in the field of Intelligent User Interface, Human-Computer-Interaction, Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning

Your profile:

  • An outstanding university degree (M.Sc. or higher) in Human-Computer-Interaction, Human Factors, Computer Science or related disciplines
  • Excellent knowledge of user-centered-development paradigm as well as qualitative and quantitative methods of evaluating technical systems
  • Good knowledge of Human-in-the-Loop, especially on collaborative decision making or explainable artificial intelligent
  • Practical proficiency with programming languages and tools (e.g. C, C# or Java)
  • Analytical thinking as well as independent and structured work
  • Self-initiative, commitment and enthusiasm for new tasks 
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Very good knowledge of English or German in both spoken and written

Our offer:

  • An exciting and inspiring open research environment as well as the chance to take on new responsibilities
  • A dynamic work environment with highly qualified and motivated colleagues
  • Close collaborations with other leading research groups and industrial technology leaders in automotive, aerospace, energy, medical and industrial applications
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development
  • A salary according to the public service labor agreement at the federal state level (Tarifvertrag für den Öffentlichen Dienst der Länder / TV-L)

Did we catch your interest?

Please submit your application with a motivational statement, a detailed CV and a current transcript of records 

Job-ID: HCE-ALL-MA-03-2019

Contact: Dr. Yuanting Liu