[Infovis] 4 Research Associate Posts on 2-year Esports R&D Project @ University of York, UK

Jonathan Hook jonathan.hook at york.ac.uk
Sat Dec 22 10:58:59 CET 2018

== 4 Research Associate Posts on 2-year Esports R&D Project @ University of York, UK ==

Role: 4 PDRA roles (see details and specific adverts below)
Institution: University of York
Closing date: 18/01/2019
Contract status: 2 years (fixed term)
Salary: £32,236 - £39,609

Digital Creativity Labs at the University of York are hiring four Research Associates for a major 2 year R&D project aiming to demonstrate how immersive and data-driven technologies can radically transform audience experiences surrounding esports. 

The project seeks to re-imagine the way audiences engage with the genre through hyper-personalised stories, interactive content, data-driven narratives and cross-reality experiences that seamlessly stretch across devices, technologies, and spaces. The project consortium includes key industry stakeholders and leading innovators across esports, VR, XR, virtual studio technology, 360 degree video and big data analytics, including ESL, the world's leading esports company. The project will be carried out by a dedicated team of over 50 people, including software developers, 2D & 3D artists, content producers, designers, market analysts, business developers, as well as four key researchers located at the University of York, which will be leading on the key innovation areas of the project (UX / Data Visualisation, Data-Driven Storytelling, Game Analytics and User Analytics). 

The York-based project team will be situated at Digital Creativity Labs (DC Labs), a world centre of excellence for impact-driven research in digital creativity, focusing on digital games, interactive media and the rich space in which they converge.

This will be a unique opportunity for researchers who are passionate to create working research products and want to see their ideas have immediate impact - millions of people will interact with their research outputs over the project's duration.

The jobs advertisements are available here:

1) Research Associate in Data-Driven Storytelling: https://jobs.york.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=3885&p_web_page_id=373182

2) Research Associate in Game Analytics: https://jobs.york.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=3885&p_web_page_id=373095

3) Research Associate in UX / Data Visualisation: https://jobs.york.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=3885&p_web_page_id=373096

4) Research Associate in User Analytics: https://jobs.york.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=3885&p_web_page_id=373097

If there are any questions please don't hesitate to contact florian.block at york.ac.uk

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