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Research Associate

University of Glasgow - College of Science and Engineering

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £35,845 to £40,322 per annum (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th September 2019
Closes: 17th October 2019
Job Ref: 027856

School of Psychology

‘Good University Guide’ Scottish University of the Year 2018, the University of Glasgow is consistently ranked in the top 100 Universities in the world. Founded in 1451, it is the fourth oldest University in the English-speaking world. 

The School of Psychology operates a research programme in collaboration with the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology to integrate diverse research approaches including experimental psychology, cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience.

Job Purpose

To make a leading contribution to the ViAjeRo project (, which aims to radically improve passenger journeys by facilitating the use of immersive virtual and augmented reality. The project is a collaboration between the School of Psychology and the School of Computing Science. The team currently includes Prof Frank Pollick from the School of Psychology as well as Prof Stephen Brewster, Dr. Julie Williamson and Dr. Mark McGill from the School of Computing Science. There will be an additional PhD student and postdoc joining the team. This particular post will be guided by findings from psychology and neuroscience to develop principles that can be used to mitigate motion sickness while consuming VR and AR in moving vehicles. It will be directly supervised by Prof Pollick in Psychology and will work closely with colleagues in Computing Science. We expect that a successful candidate will have knowledge within any or all of the domains of virtual reality, visual perception, vestibular perception, multisensory perception, augmented reality, motion sickness or neurostimulation (e.g. tDCS, TMS). The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

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This post is full time with funding up to 3 years in the first instance

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