Are you interested in e-learning tools? Do you enjoy exploring new technologies? Are you good at graphic and/or web design? The Haptic Intelligence department of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) is currently developing an online teaching module on force-feedback haptic devices. From simple knobs to robotic arms with a dozen degrees of freedom, force-feedback haptic technology enables people to touch and feel objects in virtual or remote environments. The educational module will consist of a series of short videos and interactive assignments presenting haptic devices and use cases.
We are looking for a motivated student with skills and interest in video creation and editing and/or web design to help develop the audiovisual blocks of the e-learning module and make them attractive and efficient for the learners. Knowledge of haptics is not required.
We are looking for:
Student assistant (m/f/d)
Volume of employment: max. 83 hours a month
Starting as soon as possible
- Filming and editing the educational videos (interviews, filmed interactions with the haptic devices)
- Helping with visual design of the assigments
- Creating a website for the project to include the videos, interactive assignments, and user comments
This hourly paid student assistant position will allow the student to gain hands-on experience with graphics and multimedia content design and website creation as well as be exposed to ongoing human-computer interaction and haptics research. The position and tasks are subject to further discussion with interested candidates and might be adapted. Selected candidates can start working as soon as they are hired.
For any questions please contact Dr. Hasti Seifi at firstname.lastname@example.org
- be enrolled as a student in a German university
- have excellent skills in video editing and graphic design
- have programming experience in HTML, CSS and be familiar with a major CMS.
- be interested in working in an international and interdisciplinary research group
- have good oral and written communication skills in English
Important note: If you have strong skills in video or web design but not in both areas, you can still apply since it may be possible to divide the tasks between two students.
Mentoring on content design, human-computer interaction, and haptics, a modern work place, a strongly international working environment, as well as the affiliation to a day care center for young children. The salary is paid according to TVöD, according to the individual qualification and work experience, including all social benefits according to the rules of the civil service (Federal Service).
Please upload your application (at least a résumé and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position) by following the link below. Applications that are received by March 15 will receive full consideration.
Closing date for applications:
The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.
The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
Are you interested?
Then we are looking forward to receiving your online application.