Job title Research Associate in VR/AR Technology (fixed-term post)
Department Computer Science
Salary Starting from £35,333, rising to £42,155
Grade Grade 7
SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119
Placed on Thursday 01 September 2022
Closing date Sunday 02 October 2022
Interview date To be confirmed
As part of the recently funded European Media and Immersion Lab (EMIL), the
Department of Computer Science are looking for a highly motivated individual
to conduct research in the area of VR/AR. The project aims to design exciting
new VR/AR systems, focusing on systems that involve physical activity such as
VR exercise games (“exergames”), explore their effects on users, and develop
new technology that makes it easier to create such systems.
This research work will include the following activities:
Designing and developing novel VR/AR systems - the focus will be on
systems that involve physical activity. The work will mainly involve
developing the software for these systems, so good programming skills are
required. Some systems may make use of novel hardware interfaces for
interaction, so some experience with hardware is useful but not essential.
Evaluating VR/AR systems - this includes developing a methodology for
empirical studies, such as experimental design, tasks and set up, the use
of sensors to collect physiological data, participant recruitment, data
collection with participants and data analysis. Some experience with
running user studies is essential. Experience with data analysis such as
statistical testing is desirable.
Leadership - this includes proactively driving projects forward by
communicating with everyone involved, coordinating between different
research group members and stakeholders, co-supervising research students,
proactive engagement with end-users, representing the research group at
events, and research group organisation tasks.
Publication - this includes researching and summarising related work,
describing the design of novel VR/AR systems and their evaluation, and
critical analysis of contributions in the light of the existing
literature. It also includes presentation of the work at conferences and
in demonstrations. We have a track record of publishing at top-tier HCI
publication venues such as CHI, so experience in publishing at venues such
as CHI, UIST, IEEE VR, ISMAR or good HCI journals is highly desirable.
You will be associated with two research centres at the University of Bath:
CAMERA (the Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and
Applications) and REVEAL (the REal and Virtual Environments Augmentation
Lab). CAMERA has a world-class production standard motion-capture studio,
which will be available for this project. Both centres are very successful in
delivering internationally recognised research, making this position an
excellent opportunity for an early career researcher to build up a strong
track record of publications.
You will join a team of researchers, dedicated to creating the next generation
of VR/AR experiences. As well as working within the team, you will collaborate
with a number of industrial and academic partners to ensure that the solutions
developed are relevant and that they will be adopted in the real-world.
This is a fixed-term role for a period of up to 30 months.
For further details about the role please contact Dr Christof Lutteroth
(firstname.lastname@example.org), however, please submit your application via the
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