Institute for the Augmented Human Research Associate (fixed-term) (ED11769)

University of Bath
June 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:£37,099
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Job title Institute for the Augmented Human Research Associate (fixed-term)

Department Computer Science

Salary Starting from £37,099, rising to £44,263

Grade Grade 7

Contract Type Full Time, Fixed Term

Placed on Monday 03 June 2024

Closing date Friday 21 June 2024

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference ED11769

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About the role

The Bath Institute for the Augmented Human (IAH) at the University of Bath is seeking to appoint a Research Associate to assist in delivering our strategy to accelerate technology development relevant to human augmentation technology across a broad range of thematic areas including Neurotechnology, Virtual/Augmented Realities, Wearables, Virtual Digital Assistants, and Exoskeletons/Prosthetics.

We are looking for someone with specialist skills and the flexibility to work across these areas, to join a new research institute aiming to shape the technology of the future in a vibrant and inclusive environment.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position.

About the IAH

The IAH is the University's newest research Institute and was established in 2023 as an innovative and agile leader in Human Augmentation R&D in the UK and Internationally.

Our vision is a complete multidisciplinary training and innovation ecosystem that revolutionises the way that humans interface, interact, improve, and evolve with technology.

The Institute is a unique body of interdisciplinary research focusing on research excellence and developing researchers that have the skills to develop, trial, regulate and deploy human augmentation technologies.

We're setting ourselves an ambitious programme involving 60+ academics from an excellent mix of disciplines, from robotics, engineering and computer science to health, neuroscience, and psychology.

Together, we're establishing a world-leading research Institute, and we want you to be a part of it.

About you

You will have a PhD (or equivalent experience and an undergraduate degree in a subject of direct relevance to the Institute, such as computer science, engineering, health sciences, neuroscience, or psychology, and be able demonstrate breadth and depth of specialist knowledge to contribute to our research programmes.

You should have experience of designing and delivering on research projects, and the ambition to publish in high quality, peer reviewed journals.

You will be passionate about the future of technology and about being part of an institute that is targeting real world impact.

This role will suit you if you:

  • Enjoy working in a collaborative, supportive and highly multidisciplinary environment;
  • Can demonstrate a clear fit for your research skills to the Institute's research vision and mission;
  • Are proficient in research using one or more of the human augmentation technologies being researched within the IAH;
  • Are skilled in writing research protocols and reports and disseminating research results.
  • Additional info

    Informal enquiries about the post may be made to:

  • Prof Damien Coyle, Prof of Neurotechnology and Director of the IAH, at [email protected]
  • Please ensure you submit your application through our website, and please upload an up-to-date CV.

    Interviews are planned for 16th, 17th or 18th July and will be held online.

    What we can offer you:
  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • Find out more about our benefits.

    We consider ourselves to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. We are committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for our students, staff, and community by reinforcing our Safer Recruitment commitment.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    Further details:
  • Job Description & Person Specification

  • Terms and Conditions of Employment

  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

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