Post Doctoral Fellow at Clemson University: Virtual Reality Systems

Clemson University
Fluor EIB 216 S. Palmetto Blvd. Clemson, SC 29634

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Post Doctoral Fellow at Clemson University: Virtual Reality Systems

Fluor EIB 216 S. Palmetto Blvd. Clemson, SC 29634
Open Date:
Oct 7, 2019

Human-Systems Integration Laboratory at Clemson University invites applications for a post-doctoral researcher beginning in January 2020. We seek a passionate individual who will contribute to the growing research in virtual and augmented reality-based (VR/AR) technology to support collaborative work. The research involves both fundamental and applied research on VR/AR interfaces and interaction techniques, as well as empirical studies of how specific interface choices impact usability. The position is a fixed term for three years. The candidate will work with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team of outstanding experts from MIT and University of Arizona on an externally funded research project. Resposibilities: Plan and execute cutting-edge research to advance VR/AR user interfaces. Build virtual- and augmented-reality based interfaces using Unity 3D Collaborate with other researchers, subject matter experts and software and hardware engineers to develop studies and concepts that advance the broader set of group projects. Publish research results in top-tier journals and at leading international conferences.


A PhD degree in computer science, human factors engineering, human-computer interaction, human-centered computing or related field. 2 plus years of experience of Unity3D software development (C#) experience. Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods to analyze user research data. Candidates must have a strong level of spoken and written English and must be able to work both independently and in a team in a multidisciplinary environment.

Application Instructions:

To apply, interested applicants should submit a letter of application, statements of research, a curriculum vitae, at least three letters of recommendation, and up to 3 selected publications on Clemson University’s job portal. Application screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration please provide application materials by November 30,2019 however the position will remain open until filled.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Kapil Chalil Madathil ([email protected]).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.


Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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