Postdoctoral Research Associate for XR Network+

University of York
June 13, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36,024 - £44,263
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Postdoctoral Research Associate for XR Network+


School of Physics, Engineering and Technology


£36,024 - £44,263 per year


Grade 6

Contract status

Fixed term

Hours of work


Based at

The Guildhall, York

Interview date

25 June 2024

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  • Role Description School

    The School of Physics, Engineering and Technology brings physicists and engineers together to push the frontiers of knowledge, foster innovation and meet the grand challenges facing society. Our aim is to deliver world-leading research in both fundamental and applied areas whilst developing new technologies that work for the public good, in an environment where everyone can thrive.

    As a School, equality, diversity, and inclusion are central to our culture and we strive to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. We aim to ensure that there is a supportive and egalitarian culture at all levels and across all staff groups and offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.


    XR Network+ Virtual Production (VP) in the Digital Economy is a five- year Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council funded project to establish a long-term research agenda for VP, XR and future convergent media related content creation and consumption for the creative and digital economies.

    XR Network+ is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will conduct research both on, and for, sectors of the creative industries and digital economy where these technologies are having an impact. The PDRA will be supervised by the project Director and work closely with the XR Network+ delivery team, the wider Co-Investigator team, and our expanding portfolio of third-party projects. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of relevant creative industries research, an excellent understanding and/or experience of XR/VP technologies and their use, and experience of qualitative/quantitative research methods. They will work closely with industry and academic partners on a range of projects that will help to provide evidence and analysis of this sector to inform our long-term research agenda and roadmap for future R&D in VP/XR technologies, as well as the creative content that is made with these technologies.

    Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed
  • PhD in relevant area.
  • Knowledge of technology driven R&D and innovation for creative industries with a focus on VP, XR and future convergent media.
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research techniques and methodologies.
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide ranging audience.
  • Ability to write up research work for publication.
  • Ability to develop research objectives, projects and proposals for own and joint research.
  • Ability to identify sources of funding and contribute to the process of securing funds.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and also to work independently using own initiative.
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for the subject matter of the project.
  • Willingness to work proactively with colleagues in other work areas/institutions.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise own work in order to meet deadlines.
  • Commitment to personal development and updating of knowledge and skills.
  • Interview date: 25 June 2024

    For informal enquiries: Please contact XR Network+ Director Prof. Damian Murphy ([email protected]) or XR Network+ Programme Manager Emma Brown ([email protected]).

    We also encourage applications from women.

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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