PhD Position in Computer Haptics


Deadline: as soon as possible
Open to: holders of a master’s degree in computer science, mechanical engineering, or other related fields
competitive salary commensurate with qualification and experience


The Interactive Graphics and Simulation Group, which was initiated at ETH Zurich, Switzerland and recently relocated at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, is inviting applications for the position of a PhD student in computer haptics, with application in surgical simulation and robotics.

They are looking for a motivated PhD student with interest and skill in computer haptics, robotics and surgical simulation. The main focus will be on new approaches of providing touch feedback in a medical training system. Both aspects of software as well as hardware will be addressed. There is a possibility for collaboration with an industrial partner in this framework.

The applicant will join a modern and well-equipped research lab, as part of a group that has many years of experience in research related to surgical simulation, computer haptics, augmented reality, and advanced interfaces.


In order to be eligible candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a master’s degree in computer science, mechanical engineering or other related fields;
  • Have good knowledge in computer haptics;
  • Have experience and knowledge in C/C++ programming;
  • Have good level in written and spoken English;

In addition some experience with physically-based simulations and knowledge of virtual/augmented reality will be a plus.


The PhD position is offered on the level of a nonpermanent university research student for four years. The salaries are internationally competitive and commensurate with qualification and experience.


Interested candidates should send electronically an application with complete CV, grades and transcripts, relevant certificates, and relevant prior publications. All documents must be sent in PDF format to:

Apply is possible until the position is filled so candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

For further information please visit the official website.


Credits: Crown Paints

Credits: Crown Paints

Crown paints manufacturers a wide range of paint products, adhesives, thinners and much more in Kenya and the rest of East Africa. Crown paints is therefore calling for applications in the management trainee position

Qualifications & Competencies
– Bachelor’s degree with a Second (2nd) Upper Class or   above and graduated in 2013/2014 from a recognized University in the fields of:

  • Chemical Engineering,
  • Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Sales &
  • Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain Management (Management Science)


Added Skills Advantage

  •  Excellent written and spoken communication in English
  • Willingness to learn, team work spirit and leadership
  • Good presentation and interpersonal skills
  • No work experience required

Recruitment & Application
– Shortlisting will be done through an aptitude test & a HR interview.
– Send CV together with a scanned copy of your degree  certificate with the job title as – Management Trainee  Programme – Chemical Engineering (indicate your field).
Deadline : 1st November 2014.
Tentative date for the aptitude test is 6th November
NOTE:  ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
To apply, vsit the official  Career  website  On this Link