Research Assistant

University of Hull - Computer Science - School of Engineering and Computer Science

Research Assistant (2 posts)

Campus: Hull
Faculty/Area: Faculty of Science and Engineering

The Digital Centre – Software Development

Applications are invited for two Research Assistants to develop software and to help grow research and enterprise activities in key digital areas. The posts are fixed-term for one year. We are particularly seeking candidates with interests and abilities in one or more of the following areas:

  • Developing training material and associated software for use of Virtual Reality (VR) and immersive reality in training – particularly focussed on developing industry-ready training products for hazardous environments such as working in offshore windfarms, in emergency response scenarios such as fire and rescue; multi-agency disaster management coordination, and flood management.
  • Developing training material and associated software and demonstrations and product prototypes for use of Augmented Reality (AR) in training - particularly in digital manufacturing scenarios involving digital factories such as for wind turbine blade and associated component manufacture.
  • Computational Science software development, to help grow simulation and modelling activities generally, but in particular, those that will use the University’s major new High Performance Computing system “Viper” – comprising 5,000 compute cores. Current projects include 3D design and printing of wind-turbine blades; use of big data from Internet of Things sensor networks for optimisation of windfarms; and use of agent-based simulation techniques to predict large scale complex systems performance of offshore wind energy systems.
  • Applied “Digital Science” and developing big data analysis software making broad use of computer science techniques to solve problems: in Energy Systems and especially in the offshore wind energy sector, such as cost minimisation and operations planning and maintenance optimisation; in freight Logistics; and in Cybersecurity.

Strong programming ability is essential and key duties include writing software, and reports, and assisting in the management of the work of project programmers, technical specialists and student interns.

Interviews for this position will be held Friday 16th December 2016.

To discuss this role informally, please email Professor Ken Hawick, Director, The Digital Centre, k.a.hawick@hull.ac.uk.

Further details:

The University of Hull is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in every aspect of our recruitment processes.

Hull will be UK City of Culture in 2017. The University of Hull was part of the City of Culture team throughout the bidding process and remains a key player in Hull’s cultural heritage. The campus will be the venue for City of Culture events, and its alumni, students and staff will be personally involved.

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