Research Assistant, 3D Design

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£27,929 - £34,308 per annum
01 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
13 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

The award-winning School of Arts & Creative Industries (SACI) at Edinburgh Napier University hosts a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and plays an active part in the creative industries across Scotland.

We are widely recognised for our expertise and excellence in creative practice, enhanced by extensive international collaboration, providing both staff and students with the opportunity to work and study worldwide.

Our researchers are involved in highly innovative and inspiring projects that have the potential to positively impact our wider society and as such, we are currently recruiting a Research Assistant – 3D Design to join the team at our Merchiston Campus.  

The Role:

This role will provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your skills in 3D modelling, 2D graphs/illustrations and VR model assets to contribute to the creation of an innovative VR training project.

You will be in an excellent position to use your skills and experience to confidently manage the day-to-day development of all assets, acquisition of data (i.e. images, videos, blueprints etc.), and production of demonstration material for the project.

The role will be primarily focused on developing 3D models, developing High-Quality, photorealistic renderings/videos for demonstration purposes and optimising 3D assets for VR medical projects.

Your experience of producing high quality 3D renderings and excellent knowledge of 2D/3D modelling software such as Maya and 3DSMax, Zbrush, Substance and Adobe Suite, will allow you to effectively export 3D models/scenes to Unreal- Engine, with a view to optimising these for real-time VR applications.

You will also have the remit to support the development of assets for other relevant projects, giving you exposure to related areas of interest and maximising your experience as a Research Assistant.

Furthermore, you will be given the opportunity to collaborate with practitioners and researchers inside and outside the University, participating in related research and forming relationships for future collaboration – a chance to build your own network and build confidence and interest in your own abilities as a researcher.

What we will need from you:

  • Undergraduate Degree in any subject related to 3D/2D visualisation and VR applications
  • Experience of 3D Modelling, Unreal Engine and 2D Graphic Design (Adobe Suite)
  • Experience of producing high-quality 3D renderings and 3D animations
  • Demonstrable experience of using 2D/3D modelling software such as Maya and 3DSMax
  • Ability to prioritise competing demands, meet deadlines and work on more than one task at a time

For a full job description and comprehensive list of duties, please click here.

Benefits we offer:

Edinburgh Napier University is a forward-thinking institution, home to forward-thinking people, inspired by the world around us. Join us and you will find that we offer support and recognition wherever due, as well as fantastic benefits such as an attractive pension with employer contributions of 20.8%, a minimum of 36 days holiday and annual pay reviews.

There are professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. For more information about our wide range of benefits, click here.

Salary: £27,929 - £34,308 per annum (Grade 4)

Additional information:

The closing date for this position is 11.59 pm on 13th June 2023. Interviews will be held on week commencing 26th June 2023. 

Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. Please see here for more information.