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[JOB] Tech RA for Interaction Research Studio

We have an RA position opening in our studio – could you please pass this on to potential candidates?
Below is an overview of the role and full job description (attached). This material is also online using reference SOC000023
The closing date is November 30th.
Part-time (0.5fte) Research Associate (Creative Technologist)

Reference Number: SOC000023
Department: Sociology
Type of Contract: Fixed-Term
Full Time/Part Time: Part Time
Interview Date: Wednesday 14 December 2011
Closing date for applications: 30 November 2011

Part-time salary £17,222 pa incl LW
Available from 1 February 2011
1 Year Fixed-term

The Role
Working within the Departments of Sociology and Design, you will be joining the Interaction Research Studio headed by Professor William Gaver of Design. The studio pursues a variety of practice-based research projects with EU, Council and industry sponsorship. This research associate role is linked to 3-year project, directed by Professor Mike Michael of Sociology. Initiated by the RCUK Energy Programme the project is investigating the co-design of technologies relating to energy demand reduction within communities. You will play a key role in devising and implementing the technical infrastructure for design prototypes and systems, and support the deployment and initial field research of this platform. The role requires close collaboration with a team of designers and as such you should have relevant experience of, or a desire to work in a creative academic setting.

You will have a first degree and postgraduate qualifications (or equivalent experience) in computer science or electrical engineering (or a related technical discipline). You should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You will enjoy practice-based research and be passionate about exploring new social and cultural contexts for interactive technology. Excellent project management skills are desirable.

The Department
Over recent years there has been an increasingly energetic dialogue between Design and Social Science disciplines. Much of this dialogue has been aimed at enabling mutual understanding, identifying shared intellectual interests, and exploring common frames of reference. The Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process and the Interaction Research Studio are at the forefront of these developments.

This post will be located in the Interaction Research Studio. The studio pursues a variety of practice-based research projects with EU, Council and industry sponsorship. The research is usually pursued in close contact with volunteers from the public, and disseminated through a range of academic publishing and presentations as well as exhibitions.