Wiss. Employees * in (d / m / w) for Quality and Usability La
Berlin University of Technology, Department of Software Technology and Theoretical computer science

Berlin University of Technology - Faculty IV - Department of Software Technology and Theoretical computer science / Quality and Usability Lab


Wiss. Employees * in (d / m / w) - pay group 13 TV-L Berlin universities


subject to the conditional approval - part-time employment may be possible

The majority of the systems and services provided by computer science, electrical engineering and information technology are ultimately addressed to human users. It is therefore essential for the success of such systems and services to engage with the users and their interaction behaviors. From this, design principles for man-machine interfaces can be derived and requirements for the technologies underlying the system can be defined. On the other hand, the available technologies also open up new possibilities for interface design, resulting in novel forms of interaction.
The Quality and Usability Lab, faculty IV, is involved in the evaluation and design of such human-machine interactions, with aspects of human perception, technical systems and interaction design being the subject of our research.

Task description:

The position is to undertake research tasks in the field of analysis of perceived security and privacy and is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. The goal is to analyze the perceived privacy drivers of location-based mobile services and to quantify their impact on user satisfaction and usage behavior. On the basis of the results, a formal model is to be created, which on the one hand allows to create predictions of satisfaction with use and behavior, and on the other hand to derive design guidelines for location-based services. The project aims for close scientific collaboration with Tel Aviv University.

Specific tasks include:

  • Design and implementation of mobile applications for testing location-based services in experimental experiments
  • Implementation and expansion of a mobile platform for user data collection
  • Conception, execution and statistical evaluation of laboratory and field studies to investigate satisfaction with usage and usage behavior
  • Mathematical modeling of empirical results
  • Organization of workshops on Usable Security and Privacy
  • Project communication and reporting
  • Publication and presentation of project and research results in scientific journals, at conferences and workshops

Expected qualifications:

  • Successfully completed academic studies (master, diploma or equivalent) in (technical) computer science, media computer science, media technology or electrical engineering (or similar technical background)
  • Knowledge of the topic Usable Security and Privacy
  • Good programming skills in front-end / mobile apps (eg Kotlin / Java, Swift, HTML5 / CSS3, JavaScript, React etc., JSON) and ideally also back-end (Java, Python, RESTful API, Databases, Linux-Server )
  • Interested in conducting experiments with subjects to determine satisfaction and usage behavior
  • Language skills: English fluent in spoken and written, German advantageous
  • Ideally experience with empirical investigations and statistical data analysis
  • Desire to work in an international and interdisciplinary environment

Notes on application:

Your application should be directed quoting the code with the usual documents (esp. Cover letter, CV, copies of certificates, references) preferably by e-mail (in one PDF file) jobs@qu.tu-berlin.de or by writing to the Technical University of Berlin - the President - Faculty IV, Institute of software technology and Theoretical computer science, Quality and usability Lab, Prof. Dr. Möller, Secr. TEL 18, Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7, 10587 Berlin .

In order to safeguard equal opportunities between women and men, applications from women with the relevant qualifications are expressly welcome. Handicapped persons are given preferential treatment if they are of the same suitability. The TU Berlin appreciates the diversity of its members and pursues the goals of equal opportunities.

For cost reasons, the application documents will not be returned. Please submit only copies.

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