[NetBehaviour] Fwd: Research Associate (Digital Creativity Hub, Goldsmith's University)

Edward Picot edward at edwardpicot.com
Sun Sep 20 17:32:33 CEST 2015

This could be of interest - although the ad contains some rather iffy 
language: 'Within the DC Hub scientists, social scientists, government 
and the third sector will work together to harness the enormous 
potential of games and interactive media to achieve social good.' Is it 
an established fact that games and interactive media actually have that 
enormous potential?

  Research Associate (Digital Creativity Hub)

      *Goldsmiths, University of London* - Department: Computing

Location: 	London
Salary: 	£36,009 to £40,161
Hours: 	Full Time
Contract Type: 	Contract / Temporary

Placed on: 	17th September 2015
Closes: 	29th September 2015
Job Ref: 	171

*Interview Date: *w/c 19 October 2015

The Digital Creativity Hub (DC Hub) is a major (£18 million) investment 
by two UK research councils, four universities, and over 80 
collaborative stakeholder organisations to create a world centre of 
excellence for impact-driven research in digital creativity, which will 
launch in late 2015. The DC Hub will focus on digital interaction and 
media convergence: digital games, interactive media and the rich space 
between. In the DC Hub researchers, industry, government, the third 
sector and the general public will co-create the means for interaction 
and expression in the future digital society, jointly realising the huge 
potential of games and interactive media for economic, social and 
cultural impact. Research ideas will find a fast route into the 
commercial space through close partnerships between the Hub and 
industry. Within the DC Hub scientists, social scientists, government 
and the third sector will work together to harness the enormous 
potential of games and interactive media to achieve social good. The DC 
Hub will engage with museums, galleries and publishers of games and 
media to maximise the positive impact of the digital world on creative 
culture. We have a growing group of more than 80 collaborative partners 
(over half of them small- and medium-sized) across digital games, media, 
heritage, museums and galleries, education, healthcare and analytics. We 
also have strong support from key organisations such as the Knowledge 
Transfer Network, TIGA, UKIE, Game Republic, funding agencies and local 
and national government.

The project is seeking to appoint a Research Associate to work on the 
core research themes of: Art, Data Visualisation, Virtual Reality, 
Graphics, Interactivity, Procedural Content Generation and Design under 
the DC Hub Project, performing research work and carrying out software 
design and development work. The successful applicant will work with a 
range of collaborators in multiple disciplines across two principal 
sites: at Goldsmiths and at the Hub site at the University of York, as 
well as working with partners at other UK sites.

You should have a PhD in an appropriate computing, scientific or art 
discipline or equivalent work experience or publication record in the 
games, computing and movie special effects industries, or other Creative 
Industries. It is essential that you have a proven track record in 
software development and design in some or all of the domains of Data 
Visualisation, Art, Graphics, Interactivity, Virtual Reality, Procedural 
Content Generation and Design.

Based at Goldsmiths. Strong candidates with a preference for living in 
the York area and being based at The University of York, should not be 
deterred from applying.

Candidates will be expected to undertake regular travel between 
locations, and the cost of this will be met by the DC Hub.


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