Research Fellow in Digital Innovation, User Experience
Salary: £37,467 per annum - including London Allowance
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Tuesday 30 August 2022
Full-Time, Fixed-Term for 12 months
Applications are invited for the post of ‘Research Fellow in Digital Innovation (User Experience)’ to join the School of Business and Management at Royal Holloway University of London, working on an project that explores the feasibility of a novel and exciting way for music memorabilia/collectibles to be accessed, traded and licensed by fans and professionals. The project is ‘TM3 – Trading Music Memorabilia in the Metaverse’, funded by Innovate UK.
Imagine entering a photo-realistic immersive digital environment, being greeted by a digital version of your favourite music artist, who interacts with you and guides you (and your friends) through their content in an immersive and personalised way - where you are educated as to the history, context and personal meaning. Imagine being able to interact with highly-realistic 3D representations of memorabilia/collectibles, being able to bid for/purchase or licence them whilst being assured of their provenance. Imagine no more, as TM3 is a project seeking to make this vision a reality.
The core focus of the role relates to user experience/audience insight: (a) Managing design thinking-led development of TM3 demonstrator functionality with stakeholder groups; and (b), evaluation of the effectiveness of the demonstrator with stakeholders. Consequently, you will be expected to manage activities such as: Participant selection (EDI); assumption testing; feature hypotheses development; persona development; user interaction; experience design. In addition, some secondary work will be required in relation to assisting in understanding issues related to technical infrastructure and potential business models arising from audience insight.
The post-holder is expected to be qualified to Doctoral level and/or have significant industry experience in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction and/or audience insight. This expectation includes having a strong understanding of the state-of-the-art in those areas, experience of the application of research methods/frameworks and strong analytical skills. A background of supporting project delivery and working in a structured project framework/environment would be an advantage as would a strong understanding of Lean UX methods. Good communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with both academic, industrial and Governmental partners are essential.
The post is available full-time for a 12-month period starting in October 2022. The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. The successful applicant will spend significant time working face-to-face with potential audiences, industry partners and other stakeholders within the music and collectibles marketplaces
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Mark Lycett at email@example.com
To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk. For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please quote the reference: 0822-375
Closing Date: 23:59, 30 August 2022
Interviews: Interviews will take place in September 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be required to make a 15-minute presentation to the interview panel that explains how their background, skills and experience are beneficial to the project.