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Research Fellow Virtual Reality Developer at Monash University

Monash University, Australia is inviting applicants to apply for a postdoctoral position. All candidates regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply before November 06, 2018.

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You'll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you'll need to publish your work. We're a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what's expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Faculty of Information Technology comprises over 130 academic faculty members, numerous professional staff and many thousands of undergraduate and postgraduate students. It offers vibrant and creative programs across all core IT and related subject areas, and in addition has extensive research efforts organised around core competency areas as follows: Systems and Cybersecurity, Data Science, Education, Computer-Human Interaction and Creativity, and Organisational and Social Informatics.

Research in the Computer-Human Interaction and Creativity (CHIC) group explores the future of human-computer interaction. It employs participative design ensuring the user is centre-stage. It is built around sensiLab, a multi-million dollar multi-disciplinary maker-space supporting advanced visualisation, interaction and digital design and fabrication, and Immersive Analytics which explores how new interaction and visualisation technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality can support collaborative decision making and data analytics.

We are seeking a Virtual Reality (VR) software developer to join a team in creating an on-road driving simulator. Using a simulation technique known as Wizard-of-Oz, the simulator will create a realistic experience of driving an autonomous vehicle (AV), while safely riding in a real car with a human driver.

To be considered, you should possess the relevant knowledge and experience to create VR experiences, using tools such as Unity. You will also have creative problem-solving skills, and excellent written communication and verbal communication skills, with proven ability to produce clear, succinct reports and documents.

If you are enthusiastic at the prospect of embarking on a ground-breaking challenge, we strongly encourage you to apply!

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to “How to apply for Monash jobs”.


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