Research and Development Fellow: Networked Performance & Collaboration

University of Abertay Dundee
February 22, 2024
Offerd Salary:£37,099 - £54,395
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Research and Development Fellow: Networked Performance & Collaboration

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Grade 7- 8 (£37,099 - £54,395)

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Full time

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School of Design and Informatics


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Research and Development Fellow: Networked Performance & Collaboration

School of Design and Informatics

Grade 7- 8 (£37,099 - £54,395)

Full-Time, Fixed-Term, 60 month contract (flexible and remote working options available)

Abertay is a modern university with a global outlook, rooted in its local and national communities. We have made our mark with high quality, well-directed teaching and research, and a stimulating and enriching experience for our students.

This is a fantastic opportunity to shape how creative industries innovate in future technologies, from generative AI to immersive experiences to real-time networked interaction. This role will champion technology innovation in the screen and performance sectors. You will be working with world-leading creative companies – from Pinewood to BT to disguise to thousands of cutting- edge UK SMEs – accelerating the adoption of new technologies and processes across the sector.

As Research & Development Fellow you will be required to identify opportunities for technology and process innovation, with a focus on real-time processes and content production or networked performance and collaboration, relevant to the screen and performance sectors. This will involve collaborative research and development with HEI, industry and sector partners that will deliver improved performance across production pipelines.

You will work in a creative, inclusive and dynamic environment based in the School of Design & Informatics, and you will work with the national lab team of R&D Fellows and leadership team to identify and deliver on technology innovation opportunities.

About the National R &D Lab: CoSTAR National Lab for R&D in Creative Technology is the largest ever investment in creative industries R&D in UK history: a £51.1m programme led by Royal Holloway, University of London to develop a National R&D Lab for creative technologies to ensure the UK's screen and performance industries have the and innovation infrastructure to compete globally.

The National R&D Lab will place Equality, Diversity and Sustainability at the heart of all we do: from our team culture to the research programmes we run, to how we collaborate with partners.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • support creative and technical innovation through collaborative research and development with industry and sector partners
  • develop prototypes and advance technology from experimental proof of concept to system prototype in a production environment
  • work effectively across cross functional teams
  • publish research findings in top tier journals
  • This is a full time role for 5 years available from 1st April 2024. This post is based in Dundee, Scotland but with the expectation of significant working time at the National Lab which is being built in the South East and some national travel expected.

    The role requires postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent professional experience in a relevant industry role. Please refer to the candidate briefs for more information about the roles.

    Informal enquires regarding role can be directed to [email protected].

    A full candidate brief can be found above which details the job description, person specification and application details

    If you believe you have the skills and experience for these exciting and rewarding roles, please submit your application by clicking apply online below.

    Please note that we will only accept applications through our online recruitment system.

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