Research Fellow (Application Programmer)

University of Portsmouth - Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

Interview date: 10 October 2017

The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) is looking to recruit a talented postdoctoral researcher in the creative technologies. The researcher will work on project PONToon (Partnership Opportunities using New Technologies to foster sOcial and ecOnomic inclusioN) funded by INTERREG 5A. A PhD degree and relevant research experience are required.

The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of Portsmouth is a dynamic working environment, with a wide range of teaching, research and innovation activities across many subject areas (

The PONToon project is an EU Interreg 5A funded project awaiting application outcome, starting early 2017 if succesful. The University of Portsmouth, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, is lead partner in this three and a half year project with total budget of €5.8 million. This partnership has a diverse mix of 11 UK and French partners, including institutes of higher education, local public authority, education and training centres, sectoral agencies, NGOs and business incubation units that can serve a multifaceted user group and engage a wide range of stakeholders to create a partnership greater than the sum of it’s individual parts.

PONToon will employ digital technologies in order to provide equal access to training and employment services and respond to the digital skills shortage that exist across all sectors, creating multi-pronged benefits for both the end user and service providers, and employs an innovative co-creation methodology. The project will target socially excluded women who are disadvantaged by their gender, have challenges such as lone parenthood, mental/physical health issues and restricted mobility and are often combined with a lack of key soft skills that could benefit from digital upskilling.

This position is for an experienced creative technologist with a PhD in a related field. We particularly welcome candidates with expertise in virtual reality, gaming, augmented reality, digital media and an interest in applying these skills for social good. Clear evidence of leadership will be advantageous. The successful candidate will be expected to lead creative technology developments within the PONToon project and will have the opportunity to develop their own ideas within the project.

The start-up package includes the salary, studio and equipment access and office space.

Applications (application form, CV, publication list and research statement) should be submitted via the online application system at by the closing date. It is the policy of the University to only accept applications submitted using the University’s online application system.

Informal enquiries regarding the role may be made to Professor Joan Farrer, Associate Dean Enterprise and Innovation,

For detailed information about the vacancy, please select this link: ZZ004177. - Research Fellow (Application Programmer).docx

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