[Nottingham] [Fwd: [plan] Research Vacancies in the Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham]

Richard Smedley rs at m6-it.org
Mon Dec 10 09:40:54 GMT 2007

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Subject: [plan] Research Vacancies in the Mixed Reality Lab,
University of Nottingham
Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2007 10:08:35 +0000
From: Hazel Glover <hazel at Cs.Nott.AC.UK>
To: Equator <equator at equator.nottingham.ac.uk>,     Pervasive and
Locative Arts Network <plan at Cs.Nott.AC.UK>,
equatorfriends at equator.nottingham.ac.uk, researchers at Cs.Nott.AC.UK,
    csit-ac-staff at Cs.Nott.AC.UK

The following advertisement will be appearing on jobs.ac.uk from
Monday.  I would be grateful if you would bring it to the attention of
anyone who may be interested.

School of Computer Science - Mixed Reality Laboratory
Senior Research Fellows & Research Fellows/Associates

The Mixed Reality Laboratory (MRL) brings together researchers from a
number of backgrounds to explore radical new interactive technologies.
Three researchers are required, particularly programmers and developers
with software development skills who are interested in helping to
combine physical and digital technologies to enhance everyday life. The
MRL is interested in a broad range of areas including:

- Novel interfaces that mix real and virtual worlds, including
interfaces and personal technologies.
- Distributed systems support for large collections of wireless and
mobile devices.
- New sensing and tracking technologies for both groups and individuals.
- The design and development of new interactive devices ranging from
wearable computers to large-scale public displays.

Members of the MRL are international experts in interactive systems.
Their research combines studies and understandings of users,
art and design, and novel interactive technologies. The successful
candidates will join a dynamic multidisciplinary research team
the design and development of novel applications to support:

- Exploring and understanding complex physical and information spaces,
including cities and public environments such as museums and galleries.
- New ways of playing and learning, working with schools, artists,
performers, and television companies.
- The enhancement of home-life, especially family and social
- Activities that take place in the open including sports, leisure and
work outdoors.
- Exploring new design and evaluation methods that are appropriate to
these technologies and applications including the extension of methods
based on ethnography and cognitive psychology.
- Interactions within a mobile context, particularly those related to
in-car user-interfaces.

The MRL has a long-standing history of developing, deploying and
releasing robust software platforms to support interactive systems.
These include the EQUIP, ECT and EQUIP2 distributed dataspace platforms
(see: http://equip.sourceforge.net/), the Digital Replay System (DRS,
see: http://thedrs.sourceforge.net) and the MASSIVE-3 Collaborative
Virtual Environment system (see:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/massive3). Candidates with software
development skills will be expected to contribute to this ongoing

There are vacancies for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers, with
opportunities for PhD study available. Candidates should have a first
degree in computer science or a related subject. Experience in the
development of new interactive systems and an interest in being
in the design and development of radically new technologies is

Salary, depending on qualifications and experience, will be within the

Research Associate scale: 22,332  24,403 per annum(salary can progress
to 27,466 per annum, subject to performance)  (24,403 maximum
without PhD).

Research Fellow scale: 25,134  32,796 per annum (salary can progress to
35,837 per annum, subject to performance).

Senior Research Fellow scale: 32,796  40,335 per annum (salary can
progress to 46,759 per annum, subject to performance).

These posts will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of up
to one year, depending on qualifications and experience.

Further information is available at: http://www.mrl.nott.ac.uk
<http://www.mrl.nott.ac.uk/> or by Email from: hazel at cs.nott.ac.uk
<mailto:hazel at cs.nott.ac.uk>.

Candidates should send a detailed CV, together with the names and
addresses of two referees, to Dr H Glover, Mixed Reality Laboratory,
School of Computer Science and Information Technology, The
University of
Nottingham, Computer Science Building, Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road,
Nottingham, NG8 1BB. *Please quote ref. SCI/334. Closing date: 21
December 2007.*

Please indicate clearly which level of post you are applying for.

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