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Technician (Fixed Term)

Job title Technician (Fixed Term)

Department Psychology

Salary Starting from £23,715, rising to £27,131

Grade Grade 5

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 3111

This role is potentially sponsorable subject to candidates meeting the tradeable points criteria

Placed on Tuesday 13 September 2022

Closing date Sunday 02 October 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH9806

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We are seeking a highly motived Technician to join our exciting project! 

About the role:

You will support in particular the Virtual Reality Oracle, an AHRC funded project in collaboration with the Universities of Bristol and King's College London.

The Department of Psychology is part of the Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA), an exciting EPSRC funded large-scale research collaboration between the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Psychology, the Department for Health and external partners at the University of Bath. 

This role is offered on a full time, fixed term basis with an expected end date of 31/05/2023. We would also consider part time hours, however a minimum of 20 hours per week is required. 

About you:

  • Have experience of being responsible for safe working practices whilst contributing to their evaluation and improvement.
  • A track record of contributing to the design, development and implementation of solutions.
  • Able to communicate effectively with a broad range of audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

About the project:

CAMERA aims to create impact in the areas of entertainment, human performance enhancement and assistive technologies. A central theme is the development and application of human motion capture, VR and AR in these areas. With this post, we aim to research and develop innovative multisensory techniques and experiences in which people can interact with other people and things in virtual and augmented environments. 

Through advances in multisensory interfaces, motion capture, 3D modelling and rendering, and human-computer interaction, we aim to make these experiences more controllable, realistic and natural while better understanding the human experience of VR and AR including such factors as emotion and agency. 

For any informal discussions about the role please contact Michael Proulx (Reader) on or Karin Petrini (Senior Lecturer) on 

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:

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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Visa information:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

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 may be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.