[NetBehaviour] Fwd: Research Fellow: Next-Generation Audiences

Edward Picot julian.lesaux at gmail.com
Sun Jan 6 15:22:27 CET 2019

This might be of interest:

  Research Fellow: Next-Generation Audiences

      *Royal Holloway, University of London * - Media Arts / Centre for
      Digital Creativity

Location: 	Egham
Salary: 	£35,333 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: 	Full Time
Contract Type: 	Fixed-Term/Contract

Placed On: 	3rd January 2019
Closes: 	31st January 2019
Job Ref: 	0818-555



Applications are invited for the post of ‘Research Fellow: Next 
Generation Audiences’ to join the new Centre for Digital Creativity in 
the Department of Media Arts, Royal Holloway University of London. The 
Centre for Digital Creativity is an exciting new initiative to link 
cutting-edge research and teaching across Media, Computer Science, 
Drama, Psychology, Management, Geography and Electronic Engineering with 
high profile creative industries partners. StoryFutures is an ambitious 
project within the Centre that will provide an R&D base for screen 
industries to meet the challenge of next-generation storytelling, 
producing compelling content for emerging creative technologies, 
focusing particularly on immersive experiences.

The successful candidate will form part of a new research team working 
closely with colleagues across the CDC and some of the world’s leading 
creative companies. The post relates to ‘Audience Insight’, one of four 
main project themes, specifically focusing on a long-range analysis of 
youth engagement and responses to immersive experiences and increasing 
personalisation of content to inform creative screen and technology 
industry practice. Alongside other post-doctoral researchers, the 
post-holder will be expected to provide short-term insight reports on 
audience use-cases for StoryLab. The primary purpose of this dynamic and 
industry-facing role is to produce R&D insight that returns value to 
StoryFutures partners and SMEs within the Gateway Cluster, fostering 
greater collaboration between Royal Holloway and industry partners.

Qualified to Doctoral level, the post holder will have a strong 
understanding ofqualitative research methods, particularly audience 
research and longitudinal studies,as well as a wider understanding of 
related research methods, for example, focus groups, media diaries, etc. 
Experience of researching television, film, gaming or other media 
audiences and practical experience of working with/within the creative 
industries would also be an advantage as would awareness/experience of 
the dynamics of value creation in networks. The post holder is expected 
to be flexible and efficient with excellent interpersonal skills, with 
the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with 
academic, industrial and Governmental partners. The ideal candidate may 
have experience of writing funding applications. It is expected that the 
post holder will develop skills to write and pitch coherent funding 
applications to public and private sector bodies.

This is a full time, three year post. The post is based in Egham, Surrey 
where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to 
Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. The 
successful applicant will spend significant time liaising face-to-face 
with industry partners across the Gateway Cluster. An attractive 
relocation package is available.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit 
https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk*. *For queries on the application 
process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 
_recruitment at rhul.ac.uk <http://www.rhul.ac.uk/Personnel/JobVacancies.htm>_.

Please quote the reference: *0818-555***

Closing Date:*  Midnight, 31 January 2019 *

*Interviews will take place on Monday 04 February 2019. *Applicants 
should download interview instructions from the Royal Holloway 
recruitment website. Shortlisted candidates will be required to make a 
10 minute presentation to a group of staff and industry partners that 
explains their research on media audiences and how this might provide 
useful insight for creative industries companies.

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