1-2 Research Assistant for Summer 2024, SusFlow and VST, Software Engineering

  • Summer job / kesätyöpaikka
  • Turku
  • 2024-03-05

Website University of Turku, Department of Computing

Software Engineering unit at Department of Computing is looking for 1-2 research assistants for Summer 2024 to work in the “SusFlow – Sustainability through Information Flows” and “VST – Virtual Sea Trial” projects.

The two projects are linked to the NEcOLEAP research program by Meyer Turku aiming to develop a climate-neutral cruise ship. The role of the research group is to develop XR solutions to support these goals. More information about the projects: https://ar.utu.fi/susflow/

The research assistants will be working with the other researchers in these projects. The role would be to participate in the testing of various XR solutions developed in the project and elsewhere. They would also participate in the development of XR pilots to support the projects’ goals as well as to other project tasks. Additional tasks, such as creating teaching material for the courses and presenting the work to the stakeholders of the projects could be included.

Software engineering unit is responsible for software engineering master’s level teaching, interaction design master’s level teaching and bachelor’s level programming courses at the University of Turku. The Software Engineering unit’s research is motivated by our digitalizing society’s increasing dependency on software and the challenges of building reliable, correct, efficient, and user-friendly software predictably and effectively. The unit has staff of c. 30 teachers and researchers. For more information, see: https://tt.utu.fi/sweng/

Duration of the internship: 3 months

Period: during 1.5.2024 – 31.8.2024

Note: the starting date can be adjusted to meet the preferences of the applicant.

Salary: 2100 euros/month

Trial period is one month.

What are the requirements for the position?

  • Good programming skills and the ability to become familiar with new programming languages ​​and platforms.
  • Good communication skills in English

We consider it an advantage if you have skills/experience in some of the following areas:

  • Unity3D platform

·         Mixed Reality (MR) technologies

·         Game development techniques

·         Graphic design skills

·         Usability and user experience design (Usability and UX Design) and usability measurement

·         Experience in project work

·         Previous participation in research work (including research related to the thesis)

How to apply?

Applications should be submitted at the latest on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 (16:00) using the electronic application form of the University of Turku on the following address: https://intranet.utu.fi/en/news/open-vacancies

The link to the application system is at the beginning of this announcement (“Apply for this position”).

Please attach your motivation letter, study transcript and Curriculum Vitae with links to possible prior XR and programming projects.

All students at the University of Turku can apply for summer trainee positions. Students of the Department of Computing are preferred. Trainee positions are intended for those who have no earlier work experience in the department.

For more information, please contact Senior Researcher Teijo Lehtonen (tetale@utu.fi).

To apply for this job please visit intranet.utu.fi.