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Research Assistant position at DMU, Leicester, UK
I have an opening for a part-time (0.7 FTE) research assistant position here at DMU, Leicester.
Please feel free to forward the details below to potential candidates.
Research Assistant in Computer Interfaces Programming
Faculty of Technology
De Montfort University -Leicester Media School
0.7 FTE, Temporary Fixed Term Contract for 6 months
Grade E : £25,013 - £30,728 pro rata per annum
You will be involved in a 6 months project on the creation of an audio/tactile interactive map system for visually impaired individuals. You will work closely with a team of researchers on the development of an interface for tracking the position and movements of two hands on a paper-based map, and delivering audio stimuli for guidance and exploration.
The main tasks in which you will be involved are:
• Chose a movement tracking method/technique using off-the-shelf equipment (e.g. infrared tracking, colour tracking, etc.), develop a hand tracking software module and integrate it within the prototype
• Debug the prototype software interface and inclusion of additional features
• Recording, synthesis, processing and integration of audio signals to be used for guidance information.
• Carry out a preliminary evaluation of the developed prototype
You should possess BSc or equivalent in Technology related areas (computer science, engineering etc.), have good knowledge of computer programming, experience in the development and/or integration of computer interfaces, and good communication skills and scientific writing skills.
To apply, please visit our website: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/jobs
Alternatively telephone 0116 250 6433 (24 hour answerphone) or write to: The Human Resources Team, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH.
Please quote the relevant Job Ref number in all enquiries.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications which reflect the diversity of our community.
Please quote reference: 8135
Closing Date: 16 December 2013
Interview Date: w/c 13 January 2014
Dr. Lorenzo Picinali
Senior Lecturer in Music/Audio Technology
Faculty of Technology
De Montfort University, The Gateway
Leicester, LE1 9BH
Room GH 6.62 (Gateway House)
Tel 0116 207 8051