Job: Research officer on Project IVY – Interpreting in Virtual Reality

Research Officer

Project IVY – Interpreting in Virtual Reality

Bangor University – College of Physical & Applied Sciences, School of Computer Science

Starting Salary: £29,972 (on Grade 7) p.a.

Applications are invited for the above post to work at the School of Computer Science, for 20 months on a European Commission funded project named IVY: Interpreting using Virtual reality.  IVY includes six international partner organizations and the successful applicant will be located in Bangor, UK, and will report to Dr. Jonathan C. Roberts.

The project addresses the needs of future interpreters and users of interpreters.  IVY will use 3D virtual environment technology to create an innovative virtual educational space that supports the acquisition and application of skills required in interpreter-mediated communication. The post holder will be responsible for investigating and researching virtual worlds, ideating and developing novel infrastructures that are appropriate for remote collaborative interpretation to occur, and lead the development of research publications, especially for high impact publication venues.

Candidates are likely to be at post-doctoral level and will have had significant research experience in virtual reality, visualization and/or computer graphics, will require the enthusiasm and drive to carry out high quality research in an exciting, highly professional, multidisciplinary environment. Candidates will produce research of a quality that is internationally excellent or world-leading and will work closely with established researchers within the School and the partner organisations.

The successful candidate will be expected to start 1st April, 2011 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Application forms and further particulars should be obtained by contacting Human Resources, Bangor University; tel: (01248) 382926/388132; e-mail:; web:

Please quote reference number 11-10/163 when applying.  Closing date for applications: 1.00 p.m. Friday 18th March, 2011.  It is envisaged that interviews will take place on 28th March, 2011.

Informal enquires should be addressed to Dr. Jonathan C. Roberts, School of Computer Science, e-mail:

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