Luxembourg (L): Postdoctoral position

University: Postdoctoral position in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (UOL04080)

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
Duration: 18 Month

Postdoctoral position in the field of Human-Computer Interaction

The Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg is funding a collaborative research project between the University of Luxembourg’s Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) group, the Interdisciplinary Research Group in Socio-Technical Cybersecurity (IRISC) at the SnT, and the Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology (LIST). Together they will address the critical topic of dark patterns* in online services.

*Dark patterns are interface designs “that benefit an online service by coercing, steering or deceiving users into making decisions that, if fully informed and capable of selecting alternatives, they would not make” (Mathur, 2019).

Your Role...

You will support the research team to devise a taxonomy of dark patterns and study the effect of dark patterns on user behaviour empirically. The project goal is to define interventions that will enable educators, designers, engineers and regulators to repel the use of dark patterns in online services. More generally, you will support the research group’s expertise in User Experience design for socio-technical security.

As part of the Human-Computer Interaction Group, you are expected to:

  • Conduct original and interdisciplinary research in human-computer interaction on the topic of dark patterns
  • Publish research results in high-impact journals and present them at international conferences
  • Collaborate with the project partners and liaise with relevant stakeholders
  • Take responsibility for official deliverables / reports
  • Support research group activities (i.e., PhD candidate supervision, research proposal drafting, teaching, colloquia presentations, animation of creativity sessions)

Your Profile...

  • PhD degree in human-computer interaction, psychology, social sciences or a related discipline such as computer science
  • Well familiar with HCI concepts and methods for UX design and evaluation
  • Team-oriented and at ease connecting with people
  • High interest and proficiency with ICT
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English is mandatory; proficiency in French or German is a plus

We offer

  • An exciting and relevant research topic
  • A supportive academic community
  • Access to cutting-edge research facilities
  • A personal workspace at the University

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 18 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL04080

How to apply...

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Digital copy of diploma certificates
  • Motivation letter
  • A brief research proposal
  • Contact information of three references
  • List of publications

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by Email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

About the University of Luxembourg...

The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. The University`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.

Further information

For further information on the present position, please contact Prof. Vincent Koenig (vincent.koenig(at) and Dr. Kerstin Bongard-Blanchy (kerstin.bongard-blanchy(at)

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