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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Job title Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Department Psychology

Salary Starting from £34,304, rising to £40,927

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119

Placed on Friday 14 January 2022

Closing date Monday 14 February 2022

Interview date Thursday 24 February 2022

Reference CH9041

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The Department of Psychology is seeking a Research Associate to explore individual and group responses to immersive experiences.

You will have a strong methodological background with an interest in developing experimental studies both in the lab and in real world settings. 

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.

About you:

A PhD in Psychology or Cognitive Science is a requirement. Some experience with technology, in particular, virtual environments would be an advantage. 

We will work collaboratively with the Psychology team at Bristol and other partners on the project particularly BBC R&D and BT. There will be opportunities for short secondments to project partners.

This role is offered on a full time basis, with an expected end date of 31/03/2026. Part time hours would be considered. 

Over the last 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 the researcher will be based). There will also be dedicated technical support for the MyWorld programme of work.

For informal discussions please contact Danae Stanton Fraser on pssds@bath.ac.uk or Iain Gilchrist on psidg@bristol.ac.uk 

What we can offer you:

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. We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package
  • able to offer you a very generous employer contributory pension
  • an employer who wants you to enjoy a work life balance and we offer a generous annual leave allowance to recognise that. 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

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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