Post Doc in 3D Printing Interactive Metamaterial-based Haptic Devices

University of Copenhagen Department of Computer Science

Postdoc in 3D Printing Interactive Metamaterial-based Haptic Devices

Human-Centered Computing Section
Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen

We seek a postdoctoral fellow to join a project aimed at creating novel technologies for 3D printing functional, interactive devices. The work focuses on printing objects which can dynamically alter their haptic responses to force, using metamaterials to avoid the need to embed electronics or other non-printable components. Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience creating novel hardware and software, especially related to fabrication, and have a track record of publications in high-impact venues related to HCI, haptics, or robotics. As of the start date, applicants should have a PhD in Computer Science or a related field.

The project is supervised by Associate Professor Daniel Ashbrook. The postdoc’s duties will include research within HCI and fabrication as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Daniel Ashbrook ( or Head of Department Jakob Grue Simonsen (

The position is open from March 7, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae, including complete publication list
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research statement (up to 4 pages)
  • Separate reprints or links to up to 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is October 31, 2021, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at


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Application deadline: 31-10-2021
Employment start: 07-03-2022
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Computer Science