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Postdoctoral Researcher in Computer Science (Full time)

University faculty : Computer science
Grade : Researcher with thesis
Contract : fixed term contract
Category : scientific personnel
Allocation : External funds


About the employer

The University of Namur (UNamur) is located in the center of Belgium, in the French-speaking part of the country. It offers quality education to more than 7,000 students every year and hosts more than 900 researchers in all fields of expertise. The Faculty of Computer Science provides cutting-edge teaching and research, intending to put computers at the service of society, taking account of their impact on the environment and respecting the values of solidarity and sustainable development. The Faculty is a founding member of the Namur Digital Institute (NADI), which groups together over 150 researchers in digital technology. It has a multi-disciplinary approach and addresses, in particular, the issues and challenges of computer science in organisations and society. The Faculty of Computer Science has over 400 students, 80 members of staff, including 18 professors and around 50 researchers. Founded in 1968, the Faculty has trained over 1,800 high-level computer science graduates since then.

As part of its research missions, the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of Namur wishes to hire a full time postdoc researcher.


The candidate will be integrated in a research project financed by the Walloon Region, in Belgium, on multimodal interfaces. The project aims to exploit interaction modalities such as speech, gestures and/or gaze direction to help drive complex vehicles. This research project is proceeding in close collaboration with multiple industrial partners from Belgium and Europe.

The research work will happen in the EXUI (EXtended User Interactions) research team of Professor Bruno Dumas. The EXUI team is part of the Namur Digital Institute (NADI – https://nadi.unamur.be). The NADI research institute, with its 150 members, is one of the most prominent institutes in French-speaking Belgium in the field of interdisciplinary research on digital-linked topics.


The candidate will be holder of a PhD in computer science, in the field of computer-human interaction, or equivalent diploma.

The following aspects will be used to rank the candidates:

  • Specialisation in one of the following research fields of HCI : multimodal interaction, gesture based interaction, augmented/mixed reality and in particular ways to interact with such systems ;
  • Solid experience as a researcher (publications, participation to projets) ;
  • Mastery of english ; knowledge of French a plus (most of the faculty is French speaking) ;
  • Rigorous, curious, open minded ;
  • Good communicator and team player.

Additional information

For any information, please contact : Professor Bruno Dumas – bruno.dumas@unamur.be - https://www.linkedin.com/in/brunodumas/

Starting date: 1st September 2022

Contract: Fixed term (2 years)


Those who will submit an application will join : a filled in ‘formulaire de candidature pour le personnel scientifique’ (https://www.unamur.be/universite/jobs/formulaires), a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae and a copy of their PhD diploma.

These files will be addressed to the university rector, Prof. Annick Castiaux, and sent to the following email addresses: bruno.dumas@unamur.be et secretariat.info@unamur.be for 15th July, 2022 latest.