ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversity of Innsbruck
RESEARCH FIELDArts › OtherComputer science › OtherPsychological sciences › Psychology
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE01/08/2021 00:00 - Europe/Athens
LOCATIONAustria › Innsbruck
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK30
OFFER STARTING DATE01/09/2021
Pre-Doc (30 hours/week for 3 years) - starting September 2021 - research areas: personality, music & emotion
The position is part of the FWF project "Humans and Recommender Systems: Towards a Mutual Understanding", an interdisciplinary prender systems in close cooperation with the Department for Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck, as well as the Johannes Kepler University and the Technical University of Vienna. In general, the project is focusses on enhancing the understanding of user intent, i.e., in our application domain the motivation why people listen to music in a specific situational context. Moreover, we aim to advance the users’ understanding for the decisions that lead to the recommendation of certain tracks. The resulting increased mutual understanding and communication between the users of RS and the system itself can contribute to improved user models and recommendation performance. This work is complementary to existing RS research that mostly focus on technical aspects such as content features and collaborative filtering techniques.
Applicants for the PhD position will deal in particular with devising models for explanation of sequential recommendations and incorporating relevance feedback, as well as researching consistency of theories (e.g., influence of personality, intent, etc. on music listening behavior).
A relevant degree, preferably psychology, is a prerequisite. Applications can only be submitted via email to email@example.com. In addition to a letter of motivation and a CV, please also include written considerations about your dissertation project (max. 3 pages). Applications can be sent in until July 31, 2021. The gross salary for this position amounts to €2.237,60 per month.
For more information please see: https://www.uibk.ac.at/psychologie/fachbereiche/pdd/vacancies
Required Research Experiences
RESEARCH FIELDPsychological sciences
YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE1 - 4
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Excellent
- relevant completed degree (master's / diploma)
- sound knowledge in the field of music psychology, personality research, differential psychology and relevant methods
- experience in using statistical data processing programs (SPSS, R, MPLUS)
- interest in AI technologies
- ability to work in a team
- creative problem solving skills
- independence and personal responsibility
Please enclose written considerations about your dissertation project with your application (max. 3 pages).
EURAXESS offer ID: 661740
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