ORGANISATION/COMPANYTechnische Universität Berlin
RESEARCH FIELDTechnology › Measurement technology
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE17/09/2021 18:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONGermany › Berlin
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK39,4
OFFER STARTING DATE01/01/2022
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER860613
We offer a position as an Early Stage Researcher (f/m/d) in the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Project LIGHTCAP in the field of lighting technology.
Recent research has shown that light directly and indirectly helps Cognition, Attention and Perception (CAP), in particular via the activation of a recently discovered photoreceptor in the human eye. Light triggers this photoreceptor, but large-scale migration to cities, increased time spent indoors, and our 24-hour economy have impacted on our light exposure. Disturbance of sleep/wake cycles, fatigue and cognitive failure, mood disorders and even cancer pathologies may be the consequences of ignoring findings on human light processing.
The goal of LIGHTCAP is to prepare 15 early stage researchers able to deliver on the promise of truly intelligent, human-centric lighting with help of an international, interdisciplinary, cross-sectional and translational training program. The project unites experts from 7 academic European partners in the fields of neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, chronobiology, psychology and lighting technology, which will train a generation of researchers who can look beyond the borders of their discipline and understand the implications of their findings for other fields.
The successful candidate will be employed for a maximum period of three years full-time equivalent and receives a generous financial package plus an additional mobility and family allowance according to the rules for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in an EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks (ITN). A career development plan will be prepared for each fellow in accordance with his/her supervisor and will include training, planned secondments and outreach activities in partner institutions of the network. The ESR fellows are supposed to complete their PhD thesis by the end of the 3rd year of their employment. For more information please visit the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks website.
You need to investigate the influence of light direction, considering different spectral properties, on visual comfort and NIF effects. User studies are conducted both in a test room fully backlit with LEDs, which allows a wide variety of luminance distributions for walls and ceiling with different spectral power distributions, and in the field. In order to link human responses to the lighting conditions in these studies, the light received by the eye is characterised in terms of directionality and spectral composition using high-end measurement equipment.
Secondments are planned with the research group Human Technology Interaction of the TU Eindhoven and Zumtobel.
ITN offers funding for early-stage researchers only. To be eligible for recruitment within an ITN project, you therefore must – at the date of recruitment – be within the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career and not have a doctoral degree.
The MSCA are a researcher mobility programme. You are therefore required to undertake transnational mobility in order to be eligible for recruitment in an ITN project. As such, you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (e.g. work, studies) in the country where you have been recruited for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before your start date.
To apply please send following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Motivation letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Grade list
Job interviews to follow in 2-3 rounds
- Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics, Industrial Engineering, Information Technologies or related fields
- Knowledge in lighting technology and measurements
- ESRs must demonstrate that their ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English is sufficiently high for them to derive the full benefit from the network training. Non-native English speakers are required to provide evidence of English language competency.
EURAXESS offer ID: 678608
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