CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Augmented Reality Researcher (KTP Associate)

Location
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Salary
£27,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted
10 May 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Jun 2020
Ref
3347
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

School/Department School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Based at Off Campus
Hours of work 37.5 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday (Standard office & core hours included in person specification)
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period 14 months
Salary £27,000 to £32,000 per annum
Apply by 01/06/2020

Role Description

Off campus location: Primagraphics Ltd, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 2TU

An exciting opportunity has become available to develop a new product range of wearable video displays (e.g. using head mounted devices) and controls capable of operating in rugged environments (extremely harsh conditions such as extreme temperatures, immersion, dust, light, and noise). The project will focus on developing Augmented Reality applications to support defence and aerospace sector related complex challenges.

This position is a 14 month fixed term contract, with a dedicated training budget of £4,000, tailored towards your personal development and this role will lead the development of Augmented Reality applications to support defence and aerospace sector related complex challenges.

Here at Cranfield, our people are our most valuable resource and everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of our university, developing our learners, and transforming the businesses we work with. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here. Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

Primagraphics Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Curtiss-Wright Inc, who are working with Cranfield University to develop new revenue streams through innovative research and design programmes. In this KTP programme, you will be employed by Cranfield University and located at Curtiss-Wright Inc.

Primagraphics works with companies such as BAE Systems, THALES, Raytheon, and Leonardo, and designs, develops, manufactures and assembles equipment for handling and displaying graphics and images. Product lines include combat aircraft, helicopter and tracked ground vehicle fire control, sensor and moving displays, cockpit display solutions, naval command and control consoles for multi-sensor and situational display, airborne multi-sensor display consoles for maritime patrol and multi-sensor surveillance. 

Cranfield Manufacturing is one of the eight themes at Cranfield University offering world-class and niche post-graduate level research, education, training and consultancy. We are unique in our multi-disciplinary approach by bringing together design, materials’ technology and management expertise. We link fundamental materials research with manufacturing to develop novel technologies and improve the science base of the manufacturing research. Our capabilities are unique, with a focus on simulation and modelling, and sustainability.

This role requires knowledge of image processing and computer vision along with signal processing. Knowledge of augmented and virtual reality, and human computer interaction would also be desirable in this role. This role would suit an individual with excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to work in both industrial and academic setting. Previous experience of C#/C++, or similar programming language is also essential. You will hold a first degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related discipline. A PhD in one of these areas is also preferable.

At Cranfield we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential.  Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women and minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.  Find out more at: Working at Cranfield

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women and minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.

For an informal discussion, please contact John Erkoyuncu, Senior Lecturer in Digital Service Engineering, on (T); +44 (0)1234 75 4717 or (E); J.A.Erkoyuncu@cranfield.ac.uk

Interviews to be held: 15 June 2020

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