Research Fellow, Virtual and Augmented Reality

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£35,333 per annum
08 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
29 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EEECS) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Fellow to join the RIED team on our exciting programme to Re-Imagine Engineering Design. Our vision is to create a smart integrated design methodology that generates product and manufacturing systems simultaneously.

As part of the research team you will develop experiments and prototypes at the frontier of artificial intelligence, human computer interaction and visualisation research.  This will be used to test the hypothesis that an enhanced efficiency and delivery of a wide variety of services may be achieved using VR/AR as the enabling technology. It will also be necessary to couple artificial intelligence to any developed scenario, so that a personalised experience can be achieved based on the preferences of the human user.

You will need to engage with research topics and cover new domains quickly; build deep expertise with appropriate data, techniques and tools and apply high standards to the research code you develop.

The RIED Team operates on a foundation of inclusivity and openness, and you will have opportunity to be part of an exemplary team environment and a career development programme with an exceptional technical and leadership experience.

This post is available on a fixed term contract for 36 months

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • a 2.1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) in Physics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related discipline
  • a PhD, or be about to obtain a PhD in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Physics
  • at least 3 years research experience in at least one of: intelligent systems, applied mathematics, artificial intelligence, algorithms development.
  • 1-3+ years of experience developing AR or VR systems.

*Please note the above are not an exhaustive list.* For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria click on the 'Candidate Information' link below.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Race) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversitywww.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/.

Candidate Information
Enquiries may be directed to: Prof Mark Price- M.Price@qub.ac.uk
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