The Niantic X RIT Geo Games and Media Research Lab is recruiting two Ph.D. students to work on the following two topics around geo games:
People-place relationships, civic engagement
Accessibility and inclusion
The successful candidates must hold a BSc or MSc in a related field (E.g. Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science, Information Science, etc.), and show a great interest in performing high-quality research. They must demonstrate experience in software development. Creativity, communication skills, independence, team working, and being comfortable engaging with users of geo games are valuable advantages. Academic publications as well as a track record of prior participation in research projects is desired (but not required). A good level of technical and scientific English is required.
The positions are full-time and fully funded. Aside from receiving a full tuition waiver and a 12-month stipend, the successful candidates will also receive a budget to support the projects' costs and dedicated research space.
The positions are based in Rochester, NY in the School of Interactive Games and Media which is housed in the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences of Rochester Institute of Technology.