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Design Research Developer - DECaDE project

The University of Edinburgh - College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences/Edinburgh College of Art/Design

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th November 2021
Closes: 30th November 2021
Job Ref: 2427
 

Part-Time, 21 hours per week

Fixed-term until 30 September 2025

The Opportunity:

The post involves developing and creating physical and electronic/software-based prototypes for use in field studies/ethnographic research, and exhibition to the public and stakeholders. The post holder will work closely with the lead investigators and other research staff to develop fully working prototypes that support engagement, adoption and exposition of decentralised technologies. The post holder will work closely with the Postdoctoral Research Associate in the ethnographic work that will inform the development of any prototypes.

The post holder will be expected to carry out the design and development of technical prototypes as minimum viable products. The post holder will work closely with the lead investigators and other research staff to develop the research into fully working prototypes for research studies and workshops.
Experience of product / interaction design and electronics is essential for this post, with some insights into software to support integration. Overall direction and supervision will be provided by senior colleagues, but the post holder will work independently and be responsible for design and implementation decisions. 
Applicants should have a first or upper second-class degree in product design, engineering, computer science or related subjects. Experience in the technical development of digital technology is essential. The post-holder will have excellent oral and written communication skills, and demonstrable experience of successful project management and working as part of a team. Experience of block chain technologies is desirable.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Chris Speed: c.speed@ed.ac.uk  

Your skills and attributes for success: 
•    Experience in the development and making of designs combining physical and electronic systems;
•    Experience developing design prototypes for research projects;
•    Experience in the design and integration of software technologies to support physical prototypes.

Click here for a copy of the full job description.

As a valued member of the University, you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

Interviews will be held in the New Year.

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