Virtual/Augmented Reality Researcher

  • Campus Urstein
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Salzburg University of Applied Sciences employs 400 people across its Urstein, Kuchl, Uniklinikum Salzburg and Schwarzach campuses. There are 3200 students who have a choice of 18 bachelor and 12 master programmes across four faculties to study in – Engineering; Business and Social Sciences; Design, Media and Arts; and Health Studies.
We are offering the following full-time position of researcher (w/m/d) on a three-year fixed-term contract to carry out research as part of the MultiMediaTechnology bachelor and master programmes: Virtual/Augmented Reality Researcher


  • Contributing to research projects in the area of augmented/virtual reality
  • Supporting and carrying out scientific studies
  • Supporting the acquisition of research projects
  • Teaching augmented/virtual reality for up to six contact hours per week
  • Supervising bachelor and master theses
  • Representing the research department externally


  • A completed university degree (bachelors, masters) and a relevant thesis with focus on virtual or augmented reality
  • Specialised scientific skills in human-computer interaction are an advantage
  • Practical experience in the implementation of augmented/virtual reality applications
  • Minimum three years relevant research experience (full-time equivalent)
  • Individual or co-authored publications at scientific conferences and journals (e.g., IEEE ISMAR, IEEE VR, ACM UIST, ACM CHI)
  • The willingness to publish your research at scientific conferences and journals (e.g., IEEE ISMAR, IEEE VR, ACM UIST, ACM CHI)
  • Teaching experience at university level is of advantage
  • Outstanding practical skills and willingness for collaborative work in multi-disciplinary tasks
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Excellent communicative and social skills

About the role

Hours: 40 hours per week/teaching hours up to six hours per week
Location: Urstein campus
Start date: earliest possible/by agreement
Contract length: 3 years
Salary: from EUR 46,200.00 total gross annual salary (salary level according to qualification and professional experience)
Job reference number: mmt-21-72

We offer

  • Varied roles
  • Working equality via flat hierarchies
  • Flexible working hours
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Good public transport links and easy accessibility by car and bike
  • Workplace health promotion
  • Campus cafeteria
  • Structured onboarding process and mentoring programme