Positions Available

We are pleased to announce the following positions in the Shared Reality Lab at McGill University. Instructions to apply can be found below.

Graduate students and post-docs in ADvanced AIRspace Usability (ADAIR)

Aviation is rapidly changing: In the next 15 years, the number of air passengers and the number of aircrafts will double compared to their levels in 2017. New flight deck technologies are urgently required to sustain this expected growth. Polytechnique Montreal, McGill University and Ryerson University joined together to design the flight deck of the future. We work in human factors, user-centered design, mixed reality and avionics systems, and you can be part of that team.

Research activities include:

Further details are available here.

Web software developer

Seeking a skilled web developer to join the IMAGE project, creating software and hardware tools for people who are blind or visually impaired, as part of a funded grant running through mid-2022. The main project goal is to improve web accessibility by creating a multimodal audio and haptic system that represents web graphics, including tables, charts, and maps. To support this goal, the developer will design and implement both a server and a browser plug-in which will connect the output of various machine learning tools to a rendering layer for audio and/or haptic effects. The browser plugin will provide real-time dynamic overlay of the website contents, taking non-accessible images and replacing these with an accessible interface with description provided by our server. The project will be open-sourced and ideally have a fully modular API for others to expand on and develop. As such, strong knowledge and experience with software architectures is imperatives. Preference will be given to applicants with a proven track record, demonstrating relevant development skills to the project.

Desirable Skills

Eligible candidates must have existing authorization to work in Canada.

How to Apply

To apply for any of these positions, please email Jeremy Cooperstock, preferably including::

  1. A brief letter of application, describing your qualifications and relevant experience to the position of interest, along with your dates of availability.
  2. Detailed CV with links to online papers and/or project portfolios.
  3. Three (3) reference letters (sent separately).

The positions are available immediately, with a reasonably flexible start date. Informal inquiries are welcome.

About us: The Shared Reality Lab conducts research in audio, video, and haptic technologies, building systems that leverage their capabilities to facilitate and enrich both human-computer and computer-mediated human-human interaction. The lab is part of the Centre for Intelligent Machines and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of McGill University. McGill, one of Canada's most prestigious universities, is located in Montreal, a top city to live in, especially for students.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to further diversification. In Quebec, "Postdoctoral Fellow" is a regulated category of trainee. Notably, a postdoctoral candidate must be within five years of graduating with a Ph.D. For more information, please consult www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs/fellows.