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Research Assistant/Associate in AR/VR Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) (Fixed Term)

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Research Associate in AR/VR Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) for 12 months.

The post holder will be located in West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The role including the key responsibilities and duties can be summarised as: to advance the knowledge of AR/VR HMDs for novel application, in particular in the context of optical design and performance optimisation; to research and design tests and experiments to address research objective and find solutions; to compile and analyse quantitative and qualitative data, prepare reports and present results to summarise main findings and conclusions; to write journal articles to reveal research findings if possible; manage own research and administrative activities, with guidance if required; work in a team and provide support to other work when required; and may assist in the development of student research skills.

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role are: having obtained or being close to obtaining a PhD in a relevant specialist subject of optics, displays and/or computer visions, and demonstrating the ability to perform key responsibilities and duties as described above in the context of a strong publication record. Research experience in compact displays (such as head-mounted displays (HMDs)) and/or optical waveguides is essential, and in eye-tracking and head-tracking techniques and/or evaluation of image qualities is desirable.

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £25,298 - £29,301 / Research Associate: £29,301 - £38,183

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact: Ms Denisa Demko, email, tel +44 1223 748343.

Please quote reference NM11964 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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