Job: Research Associate in VR and Agent-based Simulation at Sheffield U.

Research Associate in Virtual Reality and Agent-based Simulation
Sheffield University Computer Science

Fixed-term for 18 months
Grade 7 (£29,552, to £30,434 per annum)

Closing Date:  5th September 2014.

Post reference number:  UOS008944
Search at:  www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs/

Summary:  We invite applications for the position of Research Associate in Virtual Reality (VR) and Agent-based Modelling (ABM) to work on the Premonition project, a recently awarded research grant funded by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority and co-ordinated by Dr Daniela Romano (Department of Computer Science) and in collaboration with Dr Dermot Breslin (Management School) and Dr Steve Dobson at Sheffield Hallam University (Department of Finance, Accounting and Business Systems).

The post holder will be implementing the Agent-based simulation on the GPU including the conceptualization of the correct cognitive model to be utilised for the agents. In addition s/he will support the data collection and attend to the big data analysis to be used within the simulation. Finally s/he will support and collaborate with all partners in the projects and researchers and students in the VR group; disseminate and present the projects results as required (including attending to any outreach activity connected with the project); and support the submission of any follow-on project where necessary.

Candidates must have a PhD in Computer Science, or a closely related subject. A background in any of the following areas: Virtual Reality, CUDA and 3D Graphics programming, agent-bases modelling and large-scale data analysis and simulation is highly desirable and preference will be given to applicants with a good publication record in this area.

The post holder should also demonstrate effective communication skills, both written and verbal and report writing skills as well as experience of delivering presentations.

This is a fixed term position with a start date of 1st October 2014 at the earliest for 18 months.

For more information and to apply please follow the University web link above, select “Current Vacancies,” and search for the post reference number.

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