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Postdoctoral Scholar–Research Associate

Institute for Creative Technologies Playa Vista, California

The University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) is an off campus research facility, located on a creative business campus in the “Silicon Beach” neighborhood of Playa Vista. We are world leaders in innovative training and education solutions, computer graphics, computer simulations, and immersive experiences for decision-making, cultural awareness, leadership and health.

ICT Employees are encouraged to develop themselves both professionally and personally, through workshops, invited guest talks, movie nights, social events, various sports teams, a private gym and a personal trainer. The atmosphere at ICT is relaxed, informal and flexible, while encouraging initiative, personal responsibility and a high work ethic.

The Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) is looking for a Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate to join our Mixed Reality Lab (MxR).

The role of the researcher will be to support a project,  investigating a new form of human-computer interaction, facilitated by electroencephalography (EEG), and known as cortically coupled computing. The project will involve the development of an immersive (virtual and augmented reality) experimental test bed to present 3D immersive stimuli to users and involve tasks such as locomotion, visual search, and other perceptual judgments. This experimental test bed will log EEG and other forms of data, which will be interpreted and used to train algorithms to assist users in performing complex recognition and search tasks. The researcher would contribute to study design, data analysis, implementation, and submission of results for publication.

The project is supported by US Army funding and will be performed in collaboration with researchers across a number of different universities and organizations. This is a one-year position, with the possibility of renewal contingent upon funding

Preferred Education:  

  • A Ph.D., or equivalent, within the last three years in computer science, human-computer interaction, or a related field is preferred.


  • Strong software engineering skills


  • Designing, implementing, and conducting human-subjects research.
  • Physiological data collection, such as EEG, is a desirable.
  • Development experience with virtual or augmented reality and the Unity game engine.
  • A track record of publication in peer reviewed journals and conferences are preferred.

Why work at ICT:

  • A quality work-life balance
  • Meet interesting people from all walks of life – technologists, social scientists, military, writers, producers, philanthropists
  • Free, top-tier university education for you and your children
  • Located in the heart of Silicon Beach
  • Great benefits - medical to matched retirement

Serves as a research trainee for the purpose of enhancing and developing research competencies. Participates in planning, designing and conducting highly technical and complex research projects under the direction of a supervisor. May or may not work independently. Analyzes research data and provides interpretations. Contributes to the development of research documentation for publication and/or prepares technical reports, papers and/or records. (Temporary, fixed-term; one year and renewable on the recommendation of the faculty mentor and at the discretion of the dean. May be renewed up to a maximum of five years.)

REQ20053259 Posted Date: 11/15/2017

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