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Part-time Project Research Coordinator for UKRC network SPIRES, Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh

http://www.hw.ac.uk/hr/v_research.php

Part-time Project Research Coordinator for UKRC network SPIRES
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MACS, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Project Administrator (40% pro rata), starting 1 Aug 2010

DEADLINE: Mar 5th
INTERVIEWS: Mar 12th

The SPIRES network - Supporting People Investigating Research Environments and Spaces - has been funded by UKRC (EPSRC) for 36 months starting from August 2010. SPIRES arises from a Digital Economy sandpit held in July 2009 on Effective Research Spaces aims to bring together currently disparate groups interested in the design of effective research spaces and environments in order to create a new research community. Through a set of focused workshop and outreach activities it will bring together the three perspectives of physical spaces, novel technology, and social interaction to support a new synthesis of ideas and new conversations between groups currently not in contact with each other. 

Project Research Administrator (40% pro rata) Grade 7 spine point 28 28,983 /annum

Required: Interest in learning spaces/research environments, Bachelors or Masters degree containing a high computing content, excellent web development skills, ability to work in a team, good organisation, communication and time management skills. Desirably candidates should have the desire and ability to register for a part-time PhD, preferably in Research Environments, experience of organising educational or training events, and experience of designing and/or carrying out field evaluations.

Heriot-Watts School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences is internationally renowned for its research in computational and mathematical sciences. In Computer Science, strong groups with excellent international profiles pursue foundational and strategic research and HW-CS is a member of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance, bringing together the strongest Scottish research departments in the discipline. 

The Vision, Interactive Systems and Graphical Environments Group (VISAGE) researches areas of computer vision, such as 3D texture; novel modes of interaction between people and computer systems; and interactive graphical environments including virtual environments, augmented reality and computer games. It has well-equipped labs including a Digital Stories Lab for studies of user engagement using physiological monitoring and a Virtual and Augmented reality Lab including a large passive stereo display system and R camera-based motion-tracking system.The VISAGE group possesses relevant, strong and specific expertise in novel interaction modalities, the use of immersive and semi-immersive displays and the construction of user-centred interactive environments.. The group has projects in authoring for narrative-based computer games, affective processing, natural language, synthetic characters and graphical textures, funded by both the EU and by EPSRC.  VISAGE has 12 full-time research students, 10 RAs  and 6 academic staff.

For further information contact Prof Ruth Aylett, ruth@macs.hw.ac.uk, http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~ruth/, 0131-451-4189 

HOW TO APPLY:
Application forms will be available shortly via http://www.hw.ac.uk/hr/v_research.php