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Technician (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Job title Technician (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Department Psychology

Salary Starting from £35,333, rising to £42,155 pro rata per annum

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Friday 13 January 2023

Closing date Sunday 12 March 2023

Reference CH10244

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The Department of Psychology is seeking a Technician to provide technical support for research activities around behavioural and physiological monitoring of real world audiences and the development of virtual reality environments. 

About the role 

You will support staff and PhD students to develop real world and virtual reality studies. For example, developing immersive 3D virtual environments in Unity or Unreal Engine and setting up experiments in these programmes. There is a specific focus on supporting staff and PhD students with coding and integrating various immersive technology (e.g., VR, AR, motion capture) with environment development software.

This is an exciting opportunity within a larger collaborative team. MyWorld is a new five-year programme, showcasing the latest advances in digital production and research. With a unique set of creative partners and research collaborators MyWorld will present a set of trailblazing augmented, experimental and immersive experiences. Bath and Bristol are world renowned for their innovations in technology, original research and creativity in film and television production. Our collaborating partners range from Oscar winning animators to digital entrepreneurs.

This role is offered on a part time (21.9 hours per week) fixed term basis with an expected end date of 31/03/2026

About you 

You will have:

  • Experience of developing and implementing virtual environments. Unity development or equivalent. 
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with academics, students and other technical staff.
  • Ability to multitask, ability to prioritise and time management, and respond to ad hoc events. 

For informal discussions about the role please contact Prof Danae Stanton Fraser on D.StantonFraser@bath.ac.uk or Dr Mike Richardson on mr945@bath.ac.uk or Dr Susanna Martin on smm30@bath.ac.uk 

About the Department 

Over the past few years the University of Bath has made substantial investments to infrastructure including multi-million pound state-of-the art facilities for the Psychology department. The department has a dedicated building, which consists of eleven labs (including an EEG lab; a cross modal lab; a VR facility and an HCI lab: the CREATE Lab where this role is based). 

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.

a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for. Please visit the following webpages for more information:

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.

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Update to our application process

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