Turing Research Assistant (VR/AR/Neurogaming) (ED11768)

University of Bath
June 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:£29,605
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Job title Turing Research Assistant (VR/AR/Neurogaming)

Department Computer Science

Salary Starting from £29,605, rising to £36,024

Grade Grade 6

Contract Type Full Time, Fixed Term

Placed on Monday 03 June 2024

Closing date Friday 21 June 2024

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference ED11768

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About the role

The Neurotechnology research team within the Bath Institute for the Augmented Human, led by Prof Damien Coyle, is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to develop novel paradigms and applications for engaging end-users as they learn to control a brain-computer interface, and for neurotechnology applications such as alternative or augmentative communication technology, for enhancing performance in sport or at work or for entertainment (neurogaming).

Working with trials managers and AI experts the successful candidate will contribute to EEG-based brain-computer interface research trials involving human participants, conducted at the Bath Institute for the Augmented Human and at multiple partner sites across the UK as part of a large national clinical trial into detecting awareness in patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness.

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

About the Neurotechnology Research Team

Professor Coyle aims to develop AI technology that will play a crucial role in new forms of wearable neurotechnologies, devices which measure signals from the brain and enable their wearer to interact with technology without movement.

Enabling movement-independent communication through this brain-computer interface could help those who are unable to communicate following a serious injury or illness.

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 demonstrable experience of Visual Studio Software Development Environment and Unity3d Games Development Studio (or similar), interest and experience of AR/VR, and experience of working in an engineering and/or computing environment.

Experience of conducting literature surveys and database searches is also desirable.

You will be a flexible, creative programmer and team player with the ambition to develop your research skills and career, and a passion for the potential of technology to change lives.

This role will suit you if you:

  • Enjoy working in a collaborative, supportive and highly multidisciplinary environment;
  • Have a games and app development portfolio
  • Are committed to enabling the development of technologies to improve patient outcomes and quality of life;
  • Are experienced in collecting, managing and interpreting a broad range of data types including patient outcome data.
  • 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.

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    Further details:
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  • 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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