Research Fellow in System Dynamics (Fixed-Term)

Bournemouth University

United Kingdom

June 26, 2022

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Salary: Starting salary from £30,497 - £35,326 per annum (pro rata) with progression opportunities to £38,587

Date advertised: Friday, May 27, 2022

Closing date: Sunday, June 26, 2022 - midnight

Please quote reference: FMC276

Bournemouth University's vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.

The Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University is one of the largest of its kind in the world and has a global reputation for combining research and teaching practice. The National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) is the leading centre for teaching production and research in computer animation and digital effects. In 2011 BU was awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for the NCCA's 'World Class' teaching.

The NCCA is seeking to recruit a Research Fellow who will work with specialists at Bournemouth University on the project, Towards Zero Carbon Production: A system dynamics model to inform and monitor energy policy and planning scenarios in Virtual Production, to provide a framework for interrogating the quantitative and qualitative data of sustainable practices and policy in Virtual Production. The activity will serve as a valuable opportunity for research skills development of the appointee, particularly in methodological approaches to evidence gathering, model building and industry collaboration.

Areas that will be investigated are aligned with the UN Sustainability goals and include energy consumption of both Virtual Production equipment; travel which constitutes 16% of film CO2 emissions in film; the reuse of physical and virtual assets between productions; and productivity enhancements resulting from increased pages shot per day, reduction in reshoot costs and reduced post-production costs compared with alternative approaches.

The post-holder should have academic or industrial experience of system dynamics modelling, and ideally practical experience of using system dynamics modelling software and of applying system modelling in sustainable operating practices.

This position is available on a fixed-term basis for 5-months from August 2022.

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment. We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society. To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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Established in 1992, Bournemouth University (also known as BU) is a highly-ranked public university in South West England's Dorset region, United Kingdom. The origin of BU's predecessor Bournemouth Municipal College dates back to the early 1900s, which became Bournemouth College...