Job title Research Fellow
Job reference FAL0672
Application closing date 04/03/2018
Location Penryn, Cornwall
Salary 32,548 - 37,706 per annum, dependent upon experience
Contract type Fixed-term to 30 April 2019, full-time, 35 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Job category Academic / Research
Job description Falmouth University is changing the way Higher Education is delivered. Our doing-it-for-real ethos means that we are planning for the needs of the future economy, ensuring our students and staff have the skills they need to stay relevant in a changing world. For more than 100 years, Falmouth has been at the forefront of using creative thinking as a force for positive economic impact in Cornwall and beyond. Today, our courses represent the entirety of the creative industries, from art and design to gaming and film, while our post-graduate programmes and research and innovation are aligned to defined market needs in high-growth sectors.
Games are transforming the way that we experience stories and are driving the development of new technologies that make those experiences more responsive, immersive and engaging. The Games Academy at Falmouth University was founded in 2014 to take part in this exciting journey into the future of digital games.
Thanks to European Commission funding via the European Research Area (ERA) programme, the MetaMakers Institute has been set up as a research programme, where Artificial Intelligence, Procedural Content Generation and Computational Creativity are applied to automate the design of video games. The research programme aims to (i) empower more people to create of games (ii) develop new genres of games (iii) advance computational creativity (iv) embed automated designers in gaming cultures, and (v) explore the role of automation in creative design.
We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to join our research team. You will have a background in Artificial Intelligence, Procedural Content Generation and/or Computational Creativity. You will be responsible for leading and running research projects independently, and working together with other researchers as a team, towards common goals, e.g., developing platforms for future research. This role will be part funded by the European Unions Seventh Framework Programme for research and innovation under grant agreement no ******.
If this opportunity interests you then we would love to hear from you. If you would like to have an informal conversation before applying, please contact HR Services via email: *************************.
We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff. These include generous holiday entitlements, defined benefit pension scheme, childcare vouchers and training and development courses.
The closing date for this position is Sunday, 4 March 2018.
Interviews will be held on Friday, 16 March 2018.
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