Research Fellow

Aston University - Aston Business School

Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months)

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 29 April 2018

Interview Date: Week commencing 14th May 2018

Aston Business School will be a global leader in bridging the world of intellectual discovery and the practical needs of enterprises and the professions. Our goal is to enhance enterprise and enterprises. We develop individuals to perform better within enterprises and the professions, and to create successful new ventures. We support business leaders in enhancing their organisation’s performance and growth. We advise policy-makers on ways to improve society and the economy. Our research creates new knowledge that furthers these aspirations. It is our particular aim to ensure that the opportunities we create are made available to all members of our society.

We have recently won funding to conduct a feasibility study into how rail travel can be made more accessible to people with less visible impairments. The research will focus on how virtual reality technologies and gamification techniques can be used in this area. You will work closely with leading academic faculty, the rail industry and a serious games development company using some of the latest technology in virtual reality.

You will have a PhD in a relevant subject and be an expert in using virtual reality equipment and game programming languages (e.g. Unity Programming, C#, JavaScritp).

Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/, recognised by a bronze award. We pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly, supportive working environment and collaborative atmosphere.

Please visit our website http://www.aston.ac.uk/makethefuture for further information and to apply online. 

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