Job: 3D learning using haptic interfaces – Postdoc at University of Reading, UK

Postdoctoral Research Assistant – 3D learning using haptic interfaces (REF: SF08048)
School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading, Reading UK
Full-time, fixed term for three years

We seek to appoint a PDRA for a 3 year post on an interdisciplinary project that is investigating the role of simulated haptics (touch and manipulation) in 3D learning. The project draws on expertise within the University of Reading, as well as King’s College London Dept of Education and two local schools, and will investigate haptic access to science teaching. This position will be primarily concerned with the technical aspects of the research especially software design and implementation as well as, rapid prototyping of the teaching technology. Work will include interfacing to the haptic and visual devices, developing the visual environment and working with the educationalists and students. Please visit the following link for further information about the project:

You will have:

  • Strong computing skills, especially in computer graphics and physics simulations
  • A PhD in a STEM related subject
  • Programming skills in C++ or similar language
  • Confidence with mechanical things
  • Good communication skills, including the ability to collaborate with academics, potential users and secondary school students.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor William Harwin ( or Dr. Faustina Hwang (

Closing date: 22 July 2015
Salary: Grade 6 (£28,695 – £31,342)

Interviews will be held on 31 July 2015

To formally apply and for further details, please visit  or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail).

Please quote the relevant reference number.

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


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