|Salary:||£27,116 to £32,344|
|Placed On:||4th January 2022|
|Closes:||24th January 2022|
ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. We are ranked in the world’s top 350 HEIs in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and in the top ten mainstream universities in the country for the proportion of UK undergraduates in employment 15 months after graduating. We have campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, London and Peterborough with around 2,500 staff and 35,000 students from 180 countries. With a focussed civic mission, we are committed to working with others through education, research and knowledge exchange to enhance the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of the communities in which we work and live.
About the Role:
StoryLab is a dynamic, award winning interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to increasing creativity and accessibility in storytelling, and demonstrating its transformational potential. We interrogate and experiment with multimodal storytelling, immersive technology and diverse perspectives, to create original narrative experiences, and investigate their impact on individuals and society.
We are seeking a Research Assistant with Unity and Unreal programming experience to contribute to and undertake immersive storytelling and games engines/mechanics research. The Research Assistant will be involved on a range of immersive practice-led projects prototyping and evaluation, including a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the Antarctic Heritage Trust. Our research projects focus on social and cultural impact driven immersive experiences and storytelling.
With a degree, suitable research or relevant industry experience and knowledge of research design and methods, you’ll have excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to think innovatively and critically analyse data using quantitative and qualitative techniques and the ability to meet deadlines, sometimes under pressure. You’ll be based in Cambridge but willing and able to travel, as required by the job. Our projects include collaborative work with a range of partners across our main research themes including: Human Creativity, Design and Technology and Cultural Heritage and Identity.
Informal enquiries can be made to John Bickley, Business Manager, at John.Bickley@aru.ac.uk.
Find out more about working with us.
We offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.
We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.
For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.
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