Studio Engineer, CAMERA Motion Capture Innovation Studio (fixed-term role)

Job title Studio Engineer, CAMERA Motion Capture Innovation Studio (fixed-term role)

Department Computer Science

Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Friday 17 January 2020

Closing date Monday 17 February 2020

Interview date Friday 06 March 2020

Reference CC7394


The University has now been awarded funding from the European Structural Investment Fund (ESIF) for a new motion capture facility. 

We are seeking a highly skilled individual to lead the technical aspects of motion capture activity in the new studio. You will be expected to:

  • Lead the maintenance and running of the motion capture facilities, including assisting on facial and body motion capture shoots in the Studio.
  • Organise and deliver motion capture data for businesses we support.
  • Organise and deliver training materials related to motion capture through workshops.
  • Organise and deliver processing of motion capture data for businesses we support.
  • Assist with the organisation and setup required for delivery of motion capture workshops of various types to industry.

You will be expected to be skilled in the use of commercial motion capture technologies.

This is newly formed facility and you will be central to the installation of new motion capture equipment. Equipment in the studio will include an instrumented treadmill. Significant support and training on its installation and operation will be provided by specialists from the University’s Dept. for Health.

This is a fixed-term role until November 2022.

We also have another Studio Engineer role advertised (fixed-term for 36 months) to work with The Bristol and Bath Creative R&D cluster; a new, £6.8 million collaboration that aims to raise the bar for the region’s creative industries.

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The facility will work with regional small to medium sized companies, and be a conduit for the research and innovation activity on campus to be transferred to companies to innovative and grow. The project includes partners including Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bath Spa University, Designability and Radium.

The University of Bath is an international leader in motion capture and analysis, with high profile research centres including the Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA). 

The aim of CAMERA is to create research impact in the areas of Entertainment, Human Performance Enhancement (e.g. Sport and Training) and Assistive Technologies (e.g. Health). CAMERA has a state of the art motion-capture studio, including a range of full body and facial Vicon optical capture systems and multi-camera 4K arrays to support its research. CAMERA researchers work across the Departments of Computer Science and Health, with a common technical for high end motion capture and analysis.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:
The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.