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Ref no:
RGU04043
Published:
28/5/2021
Closes:
27/6/2021
Location:
RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
Salary:
£34,804 - £40,322 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Part Time
Hours:
21 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Summary

Based at the School of Computing the Research Fellow will support the Augmented Fashion academic team led by Dr Yang Jiang across 3 Schools at RGU (School of Computing, Creative and Cultural Business School and Gray’s School of Art). The Research Fellow will support the project deliverables that focus on the development of immersive technologies for the sustainable development of fashion and textile design and manufacture within the global fashion industry. This will involve but is not limited to the capture and curation of immersive content, contributing to research outputs and literature reviews and responsibility for the maintenance requirements of the Augmented Fashion interactive website.

The Augmented Fashion project is funded by the AHRC UK-China Research-Industry Creative Partnership in partnership with Donghua University and textile and fashion SMEs in Scotland and China. The project uses immersive interactions to communicate the experience and value of creative, artisan fashion and textile products, with a focus on culture, provenance, heritage, the human hand and sustainable clothing consumption.

This role is fixed term until 31 January 2023.

Employment is conditional on candidates, if deemed necessary, passing a pre-employment medical and undertaking ongoing health surveillance throughout the course of their employment.  This is required in order to support our duty of care under health and safety statute and to ensure that the candidates are able to carry out the functions required by the role.

This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check. For more information visit: https://www.mygov.scot/basic-disclosure/

Salary on first appointment is normally to the bottom of the scale, although in exceptional circumstances an appointment further up the scale may be considered. 

Relocation assistance may be available for this post.

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Yang Jiang

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No supervisory responsibilities

PURPOSE OF POST: Support research and development of immersive technologies and content for the Augmented Fashion project.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES:

  • Support PI in project deliverables
  • Develop in-depth cross discipline knowledge and expertise of digital and immersive technologies including AR & VR together with an understanding of their potential application to contemporary fashion contexts and sustainabilitySupport capture and curation of immersive contents
  • Contribute to review of literature and research outputs
  • Maintain the interactive project website
  • Support wider RGU Augmented Fashion Team as appropriate

Person Specification

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications and Professional Memberships
PhD in Computer Graphics, HCI, Computer Vision or a related applied technical computing subject

Knowledge

  • Computing knowledge of graphics, mobile and web development
  • Knowledge on HCI techniques
  • 3D modelling, texturing, lighting and animation knowledge for game engines such as Unity, and/or Unreal engine

Experience

  • Experience on user centred design
  • Research skills e.g. research methods (qualitative and quantitative), desktop research, field work, writing journal articles

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge

  • Understanding of Fashion and Textile industry
  • Knowledge of sustainability and circular economy in relation to technology and design

Experience

  • Programming Skills on C++, Unity (or Unreal engine) and C# for Unity (or C++ for Unreal)
  • Android System Development
  • Interactive workshop delivery

Behaviours

Behaviour 1 - Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner

Behaviour 2 - Analysis and Research - Experience of developing hypotheses and concepts to explain data, events and phenomena, and reporting findings to a wider community

Behaviour 3 - Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards 

Behaviour 4 - Liaison and Networking - Experience of  circulating information in an accurate and timely manner,  working across team boundaries.

Behaviour 5 - Pastoral Care and Welfare - Experience of calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress and dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters 

Behaviour 6 - Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others

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