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Assistant Technician (Fixed Term)

Job title Assistant Technician (Fixed Term)

Department Computer Science

Salary Starting from £20,600, rising to £22,254 per annum

Grade Grade 4

Placed on Monday 09 May 2022

Closing date Monday 23 May 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC9388

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The Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA) is an EPSRC funded research centre based in the Department of Computer Science, University of Bath. CAMERA has a world-class, production standard motion-capture studio, including a range of full body and facial optical capture systems, multi-camera 4K arrays and photogrammetry facilities.

We are seeking a skilled individual to assist with design and data collection for virtual reality research studies. You will also assist with motion capture and pipeline development activities at the CAMERA studios. The focus of this role is the design and data collection for several virtual reality research studies. 

This is a full time role (36.5 hours per week) and is being offered on a fixed-term contract basis with an expected end date of 30/09/2022. 

About you:

You will need to expertise with the use of VR equipment as well as collection of physiological data from users. You will also need to have experience in research design and methodology. You will be involved in data collection with participants and will be responsible for subsequent processing and statistical analysis of the data. The role will involve VR environment design and implementation using the Unity game engine, using the C# programming language. The role will also involve close collaboration with the wider research group within the department. You will thus be involved in relevant lab meetings and will deliver update presentations regularly. Towards the end of the contract period, you may be involved in the write-up of resulting journal and conference articles resulting from their data collection. 

About us:

CAMERA exists to accelerate the impact of fundamental research being undertaken at the University of Bath in the Departments of Computer Science, Health and Psychology. CAMERA performs world-leading research in Intelligent Visual and Interactive Technology, underpinned by academic and partner expertise across both core EPSRC research disciplines – Computer Vision, Graphics, Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and AI – as well expertise in healthcare, rehabilitation, biomechanics, musculoskeletal modelling, sports performance, and psychology.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Living Wage

We are an accredited Living Wage employer. Appointments at Grade 2, Spine Point 3, 4 and 5 will receive an additional supplement to ensure a minimum hourly pay equivalent to the Living Wage as confirmed on our Bath pay and grading structure page.

Visa information:

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Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.