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Research Associate in Immersive Technology Teaching Platforms
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-018669

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 31/05/2022

Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Department of Mechanical, Aero & Civ Eng

Hours Per Week: Full-time

Contract Duration: Fixed Term starting as soon as possible for 12 Months

School / Directorate: School of Engineering

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate in Immersive Technology Teaching Platforms. We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join our vibrant team and help deliver our innovative proposed “virtual reality-based MACE Digital Workshop Research Project” which aims to develop “digital twins” of critical mechanical workshop teaching activities including turning, milling and drilling, so as to complement existing traditional hands-on and in turn improve students’ overall learning experiences. The core responsibilities of the position holder shall be to apply their existing research, technical expertise and skills in the field of Interaction Design and Human-Computer-Interaction to design, build, test and communicate the outputs of immersive experience (especially virtual reality). You must have a problem-solving approach to meeting the overall and specific project deliverables.

You will have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline and previous experience of at least one of Digital Media, Interaction Design, Computing, Engineering. You should also have a strong level of expertise to conduct quantitative and qualitative research to compare knowledge retention between traditional and immersive delivery techniques.

The Department is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The Department holds a Bronze Award for their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a god work-life balance. We positively welcome applications from women for this post. All appointments will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit: (insert website hyperlink)

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Blended working arrangements may be considered           

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Akilu Yunusa-Kaltungo


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Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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