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Postdoctoral Associate, AR/MR Software, Department of Electrical and Software Engineering

Job ID: 25390
Location: Main Campus
Updated April 19, 2022

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We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta.
The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.

Position Description

Post-doctoral Associate: AR/MR Software to Support Communication for Nonspeaking Autistic People  


The Department of Electrical and Software Engineering at the University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada is looking for a postdoctoral associate to work on a research project investigating Augmented/Mixed Reality (AR/MR) educational-gaming based approaches to improve communication outcomes of nonspeaking autistic people. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with an international, inter-disciplinary team consisting of software engineers, computer scientists, autism researchers, therapists, and caregivers. A unique aspect of the project is the opportunity to co-design solutions underlying the research by collaborating directly with nonspeaking autistic people in our team.

The salary will be 50,000 CAD + Alberta Blue Cross health insurance benefits. Salary top ups will be offered for candidates with exceptional background and qualifications. The duration of the position is 2 years. The position will be advertised till it is filled. The start date can be as early as April 2022.


  • Recent* PhD degree in software engineering, computer science, or closely related fields
  • Experience in research involving AR/MR and multimedia technology and Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Hands-on AR/MR programming and systems development skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

*Please review the Postdoc Eligibility Guidelines for more information prior to applying for this position.

Application process:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV (as a single PDF file) to [email protected]. The CV should contain details about academic background, research experience, and research accomplishments, along with names and contact information of 3 references. For further information about this opportunity, please contact Dr. Diwakar Krishnamurthy ([email protected]) or Dr. Mea Wang ([email protected]) .

Additional Information

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website. For more information visit Careers in the Schulich School of Engineering.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone. For more information visit

About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).