02/09/2021
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Early Stage Researcher (f/m/d) in MSCA ITN Project LIGHTCAP

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Technische Universität Berlin
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    TechnologyMeasurement technology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    17/09/2021 18:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Germany › Berlin
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    39,4
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/01/2022
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    860613

OFFER DESCRIPTION

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.

Your Tasks

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.

More Information

Eligibility criteria

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.

Selection process

To apply please send following documents to sekretariat@li.tu-berlin.de

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Grade list

Job interviews to follow in 2-3 rounds

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

  • 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.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
TU Berlin, Chair of Lighting Technology
Germany
Berlin
10587
Einsteinufer 19

EURAXESS offer ID: 678608

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