Job: Extended Reality (XR) Solutions Developer (KTP Associate) at Edge Hill university

Call for Applications

Extended Reality (XR) Solutions Developer (KTP Associate)
Computer Science
Edge Hill University
Ormskirk, West Lancashire, England

Salary: £33,348 to £36,333 per annum,  Fixed Term for 32 months
Post Type: Full Time
Reference: EHA2421-0323-R

Application deadline: June 4, 2023


This role offers an exciting opportunity to lead a trail-blazing extended reality (XR) project in collaboration with the University and our industry company partner, Gener8, on the development of Gener8 Spaces’ new Gener8 XR (G8XR) product. The post will allow a successful candidate to work in a cutting-edge area while driving Gener8’s strategic aim to improve educational attainment through immersive and touch technology.

We are looking for a creative and innovative thinker who will gain experience in both industrial requirements and work environments and firsthand knowledge on how an application can be developed, tested, and delivered. You will also benefit from specialised training and gain knowledge on research environments and culture, and work with experts from different departments of the University in different areas such as object modelling and visualisation and project management. You will have a rare opportunity to learn the latest technologies concerning extended reality and its applications in the real world, as well as acquiring an excellent set of skills in industry research and development. Alongside this, you can take the lead on a cutting-edge project showcasing your vision alongside that of the University and Gener8.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, you may wish to contact: Professor Ardhendu Behera at and/or Professor Yonghuai Liu at


As Extended Reality (XR) Solutions Developer (KTP Associate) you will:

  • Be willing to lead the way on the development of XR applications
  • Be creative and innovative.
  • Be a self-starter who can work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Have a drive for learning and enjoy working creatively.
  • Have good skills in communication and organisation.
  • Possess experience in, or a strong understanding of, computer programming, computer graphics/Computer Vision/3D Animation/AR/VR.

As part of your application, please also upload a personal statement, a copy of your CV and an academic transcript/transcript of degrees.

Internal staff wishing to apply for a fixed term role as a secondment opportunity must discuss this with their existing line manager before applying.

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.


  • A minimum of 38 days annual leave per annum (inclusive of bank holiday and University closure days)
  • Discounted membership to our onsite state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities
  • Staff benefits scheme, which provides you with discounts across the high street, supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more
  • A wide range of development programmes to enhance your career
  • Beautiful award-winning on-campus working environment
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme with our employer contribution of 17.8%


At Edge Hill University we believe in the life changing opportunities knowledge can create. Since 1885, we’ve been creating access to knowledge for those who may not have had the opportunity to before.

Today, the effect we have has a far-reaching impact, not just for those who come to study here but for those who work, invest in, and live in our local communities too. So, if you’ve ever wondered if one person can make a difference, simply speak to our alumni, students, and award-winning staff.

Because for us education isn’t about how much you take in. It’s about what you take out into the world.

Inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885, Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times

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