Augmented Reality Researcher (KTP Associate)

Cranfield, Bedford
£25,000 to £30,000 per annum, depending on experience
24 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
27 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Primagraphics Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Curtiss-Wright Inc, and designs, develops, manufactures and assembles equipment for handling and displaying graphics and images. Their 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. Primagraphics works with companies such as BAE Systems, THALES, Raytheon, and Leonardo.

An exciting opportunity to work as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate has arisen as part of a 24-month KTP with Cranfield University. This is an innovative project which will allow you to have an impact at Primagraphics. The successful candidate will also enjoy a personal £4,000 development budget.

As a KTP Associate, you will be based at Primagraphics Ltd in Letchworth Garden City and work in conjunction with two academics working at Cranfield Defence and Security.

In this role the Associate will develop a new product range of wearable video displays and controls capable of operating in rugged environments (extremely harsh conditions such as extreme temperatures, immersion, dust, light, noise).

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a postgraduate degree (MSc or PhD) in Software Systems, Augmented Reality or a related area. You will have a first degree (first or 2i) in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or a related discipline. You will have experience in image processing, computer vision, signal processing, augmented and virtual reality, and human computer interaction. You will have knowledge of augmented reality and tracking technologies, as well as voice recognition software. You will be proficient in MATLAB/C/C++, or similar programming language. You will have strong oral, visual and written communication skills, and be able to work as part of a team.

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.