|Salary:||From £50,317 per annum (pro rata)|
|Placed On:||30th March 2023|
|Closes:||30th April 2023|
|Job Ref:||FMC303 - SIE|
CfACTs Research Fellow (2 year Fixed-Term) REF: FMC303 – SIE
Postdoctoral Researcher – Emotional connection between virtual avatars and game players
Salary £50,317.00 per annum (pro rata)
The Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University a global reputation for research excellence. The research fellow will join the Faculty’s Centre for Applied Creative Technologies (CfACTs), a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) COFUND research training centre that provides international mobility and cross-sectoral experience through a well-aligned research and training programme. The academic expertise underpinning CfACTs is sourced from BU’s world-class National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA).
The research fellow will be an employee of BU and embark on a two-year programme of world leading research with industrial partner Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). SIE is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join our team in exploring the emotional connection between virtual avatars and game players. We believe the next step in the evolution of virtual avatars is to give them emotional and personality characteristics that make them truly lifelike. Our research focuses on three key questions:
We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with mixed expertise in NLP, machine learning, cognitive sciences, and intention modelling to work with our international team of researchers and developers on any one or combination of these three areas.
Please see the BU‑CfACTs webpage for guidance for applicants: www.bournemouth.ac.uk/cfacts-research
The CfACTs fellowships follow the specification and requirement of the Standard fellowships of the MSCA; available in full from:
To be eligible to apply an applicant must meet the requirements outlined and:
An applicant will provide a research proposal to outline their research project and an academic CV.
As a part of the application all applicants are required to submit the following:
This position is available on a 2 year fixed-term basis. For additional information please contact the BU Academic Supervisor Prof Fred Charles or Prof Jian Chang, CfACTs Project Coordinator, via CfACTsfirstname.lastname@example.org quoting FMC303 in the subject line.
A detailed job description and person specification are available from the https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/about/jobs/cfacts-research-fellow-fixed-term-multiple-positions-available together with a link to the CfACTs application forms.
Closing date: (23:30hrs GMT) 30 April 2023
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