Research Associate for Skill Acquisition and Learning

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
22 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
06 Apr 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), as a University of Excellence, is one of the leading and most dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, today it is a globally oriented, regionally anchored top university as it focuses on the grand challenges of the 21st century. lt develops innovative solutions for the world's most pressing issues. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a special feature, facilitating interdisciplinarity and transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in teaching, research, technology and administration. The goal is to promote and develop their individual abilities while empowering everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD diversity is an essential feature and a quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who would like to commit themselves, their achievements and productivity to the success of the whole institution.

At the Faculty of Psychology, Institute of Educational and Developmental Psychology, the Chair of Psychology of Learning and Instruction offers for the Centre for Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop (CeTI) a project position as

Research Associate for skill acquisition and learning (m/f/x)

(subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

starting May1,2023. The position is initially limited until December 31, 2025. The period of employment is governed by § 2 (2)Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG).

Topic: Skill acquisition and learning with CeTI technologies (Research rooms TP1 “Human-in-the-Loop” and U3 “Internet of Skills”)

Tasks: One of CeTI’s research aims is to augment human perception and action with new real-time sensor/actuator technologies in order to promote skill acquisition. U3 will build demonstrators aimed at promoting sensory-motor skill acquisition and action with new real-time sensor/actuator technologies. Your tasks will be to conduct (i) multisensory behavioural experiments together with other CeTI-teams (e.g. TP1, TP2, U1), as well as (ii) design-based research in U3 in order to investigate the benefits and constraints of using sensor/actuator and augmented reality technologies for promoting sensory-motor skill acquisition.

Requirements: We are looking for a candidate with a university (MA) and, if applicable, PhD degree in psychology, sports and exercise sciences, human factor/medical engineering, or related fields who has expertise in psychophysical research of technology-enhanced sensory-motor learning and control, as well as experiences in motion capture technologies. In the framework of the ambitious and highly interdisciplinary CeTI (, we are seeking a researcher enthusiastic about applying and developing theoretical and methodological insights of psychological research on skill acquisition and (motor) learning to the field of human-cyber-physical systems. Team spirit and collaboration will be essential for the project. Interests and prior experiences in cognitive neuroscience methods and/or human technology interactions would be a plus.

TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment.

Please submit your comprehensive application including the usual documents by April 6, 2023 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) with the reference „CeTI-position_Narciss_3“ in the subject header, preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single pdf-document to or to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Psychologie, Institut für PädagogischePsychologie und Entwicklungspsychologie, Professur für Psychologie des Lehrens und Lernens, Frau Prof. Dr. Susanne Narciss, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed. Interviews will be conducted online if necessary.

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