Junior Research Assistant in Virtual Reality programmer

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 14 Sep 2020

The ERC Advanced Grant (MoTive, www.motiverc.org ) started at the University of Barcelona in January 2018 for 5 years. The grant was awarded to Dr Mel Slater, Director of the Event Lab (www.event-lab.org ). The Event Lab is an internationally known research lab in the field of virtual reality, and also addresses interdisciplinary problems in psychology and neuroscience using virtual reality. Please see publications on http://publicationslist.org/melslater . The project is concerned with the recreation of past events in virtual reality and the investigation of specific issues such as presence, embodiment, agency and perspective taking in the context of such scenarios.

Applicants must have a degree in computer science with substantial computer graphics and virtual reality as a component. The successful candidate will be expected to join the existing team working on various aspects of virtual reality, computer graphics, and associated human factors. The work will involve computer programming towards the development of new techniques for interaction and display, building and programming new scenarios and taking part in experimental studies.



FBG project number


Project title

Moments in Time in Immersive Virtual Environments


Mel Slater


Event Lab, Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology

Gross salary per year

Salary according to experience

Required documents

Applications should include a motivation letter and CV, and only PDF files will be accepted. Names, position and emails of two referees should be included in the motivation letter.

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Mel Slater

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“MoTIVE – Research Assistant in VR”

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