Marie Curie ITN Early Stage Researcher in Computer Science - Visual Perception in VR Hyper-realistic Displays

University of Cambridge

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years.

A PhD studentship and a research position is available from October 2018 in the Department of Computer Science and Technology (The Computer Laboratory) at the University of Cambridge to work on redundancy in perceptual cues to scene structure and realism.

As the part of the training, the candidate is expected to spend in total about 8 months in collaborating institutions: Bangor University under the supervision of Dr. Simon Watt; University of California, Berkeley under the supervision of Prof. Martin Banks; and at Technicolor Rennes. The candidate is expected to register as a full-time PhD student and study for the degree. However, the position has also the benefits of becoming an employee of the University. The successful candidate will be eligible to pay staff rate tuition fees for the PhD.

Applications will be accepted from candidates of any nationality, but please be aware that the funding guidelines specify that candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the UK for more than 12 months in the three years before recruitment.  The salary will comprise a living allowance of €44,895.96 and a mobility allowance of €7,200.00. An additional allowance of €6,000.00 may be payable but is dependent on individual family circumstances.

Essential requirements: Candidates should have a 1st class or equivalent degree in computer science, electronic engineering, mathematics or a closely related discipline, with experience and interest in Computer Graphics, Computer Vision or Applied Visual

Perception.  Candidates with a degree in vision science (Psychology) will also be considered if they can demonstrate excellent programming skills.

Candidates need to meet all prerequisites for admission to the PhD in Computer Science (please refer to: They are advised to make a separate application for a PHD admission at their earliest convenience, preferably before the deadline of the application for this position. The PhD application must include a research proposal that is aligned with the topic of the project and presents the candidate's approach to the problem. The research proposal should include a note “This proposal is a response to the Marie Curie ITN studentship NR14027, advertised by Dr. Rafal Mantiuk”.

Please refer to and for the details on the format of the research proposal.

Desirable skills: It is desirable that a candidate has a relevant industrial experience or Msc degree. The expertise in OpenGL and programming real-time graphics is also desirable. If a candidate has a track record of publications, it should be included in the application as a link to Google Scholar or ORCID profile.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view the full advertisement, please visit:

Applicants should contact Dr Rafal Mantiuk ( for further information.

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