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Research Associate – Virtual Reality Project
Ref. 50047001

Salary: £30,000

Department: Faculty of Science & Technology

Location: London

Fixed Term – 1 year

The Role
This is an exciting position to manage an ambitious Virtual Reality (VR) project to support a fully functional piece of VR software that centres entirely around memory training and its application to different subjects, i.e. how to apply spatial memory techniques – or memory palaces - to the learning process. Working with industry and academic experts in setting up the project with all its core mechanics, user interface, online storage and libraries and deployment over STEAM (http://store.steampowered.com/), you will help Linguisticator delivering a fully functional piece of the VR software, Macunx VR, which offers new and exciting opportunities for making memory palaces a fast and accessible way of learning.  

About Linguisticator Ltd
Linguisticator (https://linguisticator.com/about/) is a small development company based in Cambridge, UK with a large network of experts and freelancers. Through extensive research into languages, memory, and learning methodologies, the company distill and map out subjects so they can explain them in accessible, affordable, and scalable, online courses. They provide solutions for a range of individuals, from adults looking for professional language training, to children with dyslexia or autism.

In addition to the courses visible on their website, Linguisticator also does bespoke development of language training programs. Based on the specific objectives of the company or organization, these programs can be delivered online or offline, and for a range of applications and target assessments. Linguisticator specialize in setting up scalable, objective-driven language training, even in remote or complex environments.

About KEEP+
This post forms an integral role in a Knowledge Exchange and Embed Partnerships (KEEP+) project. It provides you with unique opportunity to work with a company to deliver a strategic project and also have access to university expertise and support.

Job reference number: 50047001

Closing date: 02 November 2017

Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible as applications will be reviewed and candidates interviewed on a rolling basis.

For further information about careers and benefits at the University of Westminster, please visit:http://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/careers-westminster/vacancies

Informal enquiries may be made by email to Markos Mentzelopoulos (mentzem@westminster.ac.uk) or Aaron Ralby (aaron@linguisticator.com). 

Administrative contact: Recruitment@westminster.ac.uk

We are unable to accept applications by email. All applications must be made online. CVs in isolation or incomplete application forms will also not be accepted.

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