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Research Assistant - VFX and 3D

University of Dundee - Communication Design

Location: Dundee
Salary: £32,817 to £40,322
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th January 2020
Closes: 29th February 2020
Job Ref: SDAD0161

Regarded as one of the top Art and Design colleges in the UK, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) continues to be at the forefront of creativity and innovation – both on a local and global platform. With world-wide credibility for first-class teaching and research, a plethora of accolades and a proud tradition of producing graduates who go on to be experts in their field, DJCAD offers a strong academic and creative culture that supports and encourages personal development in teaching and scholarship.

We are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join us as a Research Assistant within our 3D Vislab, with responsibility relating to the work of the 3D Vislab in delivering project outcomes, contributing to the development of ongoing and future research proposals and representing the 3D Vislab to funders, partners and the 3D Visualisation community in a wide range of contexts.

The ideal post holder will be a highly motivated and capable professional educated to at least Masters level and preferably with a PhD. We are looking for somebody who matches one or more of the following descriptions:

  • An industry professional with previous experience of Visual Effects, Animation and/or Digital Media Art.
  • An academic with a background in practical hands-on problem solving in digital media and visual communication.
  • A graduate of a digital media related Masters or Doctoral program with an exceptional portfolio and ambition to pursue a career in a dynamic research environment.

The successful candidate will have extensive skills using industry standard tools, especially Autodesk and Adobe software. Coding or programming experience would put you at a distinct advantage.

We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others. Conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee - an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology. We also have campuses at Ninewells Hospital and in Kirkcaldy which are easily accessible via local transport links.

For further information about this position please contact Catherine Cavanagh, Research Admin Lead at To find out more about 3D Vislab please visit

The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee a UK university of choice for undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning. Family friendly policies, staff networks for BME, Disabled and LGBT staff, membership of Athena SWAN, the ECU Race Equality Charter and Stonewall as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work

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