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Research Associate (Virtual Reality)

Cardiff University - Healthcare Sciences

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 per annum (Grade 6). It is not expected that an appointment be made above point 33 of the scale, £36,914 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th January 2021
Closes: 27th January 2021
Job Ref: 10679BR

To undertake research in the Accelerate collaborative project between Cardiff University and Hextransforma Healthcare Ltd. In particular, to focus on the development and design of a platform for smart virtual reality-based rehabilitation scenarios and interface by creating a suite of algorithms to bring together the cutting-edge technology of artificial intelligence and cloud-based virtual reality. To enable project advancement and in doing so fully understand and ensure compliance with policies and procedures for project operation, validation, audit and governance within Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO), Cardiff University and stakeholder guidelines. It is anticipated that this work will result in publications in high-quality journals.
The recruitment is for a WEFO funded ERDF project, ACCELERATE.
·      This post is to undertake specific tasks (as detailed in the attached job description) which will assist you in carrying out appropriate activities relating to implementation and delivery of ACCELERATE ERDF Operation which is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government which are required from 2018 to 2021”.
·      The role relates to delivery of the European Regional Development Fund co-funded ACCELERATE project involving Operations supported by the West Wales & Valleys and South East Wales ERDF EU Structural Funds Programme. The role is supported on a 63%:38% basis by the respective Programmes, though this will be subject to review throughout delivery of the activity, as profiled in the Business Plan approved by WEFO.
·      During the period 38% of this post will be activities related to the implementation and delivery of ACCELERATE east (WEFO Case No 81845). 63% of this post will be activities related to the implementation and delivery of ACCELRATE WEST Wales and the Valleys (WEFO Case No 81844).
·      In addition, please note that the terms and condition of the WEFO (Welsh European Funding Office) funded project on which you will be either wholly or partly engaged requires that some of your work related personal data, such as salary information, may be made available to WEFO, or third parties acting on WEFO's behalf, for the purpose of audit and verification.

For further information please contact Dr Mohammad Al-Amri (Healthcare Sciences) 
The post is full-time (35 hours) and is a fixed term from 1 February 2021 until 31 August 2021.

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum (Grade 6). It is not expected that an appointment be made above point 33 of the scale, £36,914 per annum. 

Closing date: Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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