[artinfo] Fwd: [spectre] Job: 5-years position for a PhD in the area of Interactive/Multimedia Design

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Assistant Researcher in the area of Interactive/Multimedia Design


CITAR invites applications for Assistant Researcher in the area of
Interactive/Multimedia Design to be responsible for the design and development
of multimedia contents, translating scientific data and public requirements
into creative, highly usable interfaces, design wireframes and prototypes, plan
and run usability tests, and write detailed user interface specification

The selected candidate will integrate the multidisciplinary team of this
project, Science and Society – promoting citizenship through the reflection on
ethical issues in life sciences. The project is the result of the established
partnership between the Centre for Bioethics Research and the Research Centre
for Sciences and Technology of the Arts, both belonging to the Portuguese
Catholic University [please see UCP/GIB/2007 Job reference]. The Project aims
at developing the role that universities and research centres have in the
knowledge society as well as their contribute to citizenship

CITAR is a research unit of Portuguese Catholic University located at the
Regional Centre of Oporto. Citar's mission is to foster scientific research,
through art, science and technology. The centre hosts and promotes
interdisciplinary studies by fostering work developed together by artists,
scientists and engineers with different backgrounds, knowledge, and cultures to
create art, audiovisual objects and technologies. Unique in Portugal, it
presents a model of practice-based research and innovation in which scientific
and technologic investigation is undertaken using traditional methods and
experience from arts.

Requirements: The applicant will be responsible for the different aspects of
content production, including concept, content and communicating design, by
analyzing specific life science content and user scenarios for different target
audiences and proposing new user interaction design and content production to
meet project goals for the best possible user experience. The applicant will
work with multidisciplinary teams to plan the navigational structure, design
the interface requirements, and develop multimedia content needs for the
different types of projects that can vary from CD/DVD-ROMs, Flash applications,
or Web Applications.
Salary and Benefits: Salary will be ca. 42 000 €/year before taxes, in
accordance with the Ciência 2007 guidelines. Benefits include private health
insurance, social security and paid vacations.

Application Procedure:

Candidates should send the following by mail to the address mentioned below*

- CV (including an e-mail address and publication list).
- Portfolio (online and DVD)
- Motivation letter
- Name and contact information for 2-3 persons who can provide a letter of
recommendation if needed.

Contact for further information:
Luís Teixeira
CITAR - Portuguese Catholic University
Porto, Portugal
Telephone: +351-22-6196214
Fax: +351-22-6196291
Email: lteixeira at porto.ucp.pt

Application deadline:
05 September 2007

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