Job opportunity at the Petrie Museum, London

June 6th, 2010 by Simon Mahony

Full details and application form at UCL HR

Research Associate – Networked 3D Design Application for Museums, – Ref:1141523

UCL Department / Division
Museums and Collections
Specific unit / Sub department
The Petrie Museum
Grade: 7
Hours: Full Time
Salary: (inclusive of London allowance) £31,778-£38,441 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities
The Petrie Museum is a leader in the area of web access. It was one of the first museums to make its entire catalogue accessible online and is currently involved in a number of projects aimed at supplementing its catalogue with 3D content. The Museum has received funding to create an online 3D interactive museum where multiple users can work together from remote locations to create museum displays and exhibitions. The Research Associate will be responsible for creating a 3D interactive application that will allow users to construct display spaces, organise images of objects from the Petrie collection into these spaces and prepare accompanying interpretative labels. The objective of this project is to have a pilot of the 3D interactive museum ready for evaluation by March 2011. The post is full time for 9 months in the first instance, start date July 2010.

Key Requirements
A good first degree or post-graduate qualification in computer science is essential, as is knowledge of computer graphics techniques, web tecnologies and websites. The ability to develop software and to analyse and write up data is needed. Effective verbal and written communication skills are important, allowing the applicant to present complex information to a range of audiences. The applicant should excel at working to deadlines whilst having an eye for accuracy and detail. The applicant will ideally have experience of working in a research environment with graphics oriented programmes such as C++ and Open GL. They should have experience in deploying interactive 2D and 3D graphics on websites and in developing software requirements with customers. Finally, the applicant should be committed to high quality research, be able to work collabaratively and as part of a team in a research community, be confident working unsupervised, self motivated and able to use their initiative.

Further Details
A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Lauren Sadler, l.sadler@ucl.ac.uk 0207 679 2540.

UCL Taking Action for Equality
Closing Date: 24 Jun 2010
Latest time for the submission of applications: 5pm
Interview date: Friday 2nd July

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