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Research Assistant (Internal Only)

Informatics & Digital Engineering

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £31,502 per annum (pro-rata)
Grade:  Grade 07
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (up to 11 months)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 07 June 2023
Interview Date:  Wednesday 14 June 2023
Reference:  0418-23
Release Date:  Tuesday 23 May 2023

Applications are invited for an 11 month Research Assistant position within the Cybernetic Human Lab ( of the Computer Science Department at Aston University. The successful applicant will join a highly interdisciplinary group working in artificial intelligence, cognitive science and mixed reality.

For the further development of an existing virtual breathing training system we are looking for a skilled programmer with a good understanding of VR, virtual human technology, UI, and back-end programming.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Development of breathing training system based on existing code base
  • Development of UI for breathing training system
  • Development of data storage backend for breathing training system
  • Setting up focus group study for breathing training system

We are looking for application with experience in Unity game development, building Unity-based VR systems, virtual human technology, UI and backend programming, as well as in setting up user studies.

Further details:    Job Details     University Information    
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