Research Associate, VetVR

Updated: about 4 hours ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 06 Jun 2022

Posting Details
Posting Detail Information


Working Title Research Associate, VetVR
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202200702AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Research Associate I
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 20
Proposed Annual Salary Range $41,600-83,200
Employee Benefits
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Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 06/06/2022
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Clinical Sciences mission is to assure the health and productivity of animals to meet societal needs through high-quality educational programs for professional veterinary medical students, graduate veterinarians, and the public through a faculty and veterinary medical center of excellence, and to advance and disseminate comparative biomedical knowledge in an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration.
Position Summary
This position will be responsible to develop and research virtual reality as a tool to train DVM students and Veterinarians. The specific role for this position is as an “Electronic Artist” specialist to create, develop and research VR.
Required Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or Electronic Art,
  • Experience building within an open source VR environment,
  • UX/UI experience,
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

Preferred Job Qualifications
  • 1 or more years of experience with Virtual Reality (VR) electronic art and design in the Veterinary field.
  • Previous experience editing video and incorporating video/picture in a Virtual Reality (VR) environment.
  • Experience with the Adobe Suite.

Diversity Statement
Personal or professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity and inclusion outcomes.

Essential Duties


Job Duty Category Electronic Art Design
Duty/Responsibility
- Design a veterinary equipment in a gaming platform such as Real Engine or Unity.
- Design and implement supplies and components present in a veterinary surgery room such as canine patient, ventilator, cardiac sounds, respiratory sounds, mucus membrane colors, capillary refilling time, voice over tutorials, stethoscope using gaming engine or open source 3D modeling program.
- Render all electronic art with the virtual reality application VetVR using Unity.
- Design elements for UX/UI such as buttons, charts, tables and interfaces.
Percentage Of Time 70
Job Duty Category Operations
Duty/Responsibility
- Participate in weekly check in meetings (team dynamics).
- Work with developing team and other creative team members.
- Provide files and description of assets as needed.
Percentage Of Time 15
Job Duty Category Research
Duty/Responsibility
- Prepare VetVR electronic art for research projects.
- Self-teach/learn and implement VR electronic art design techniques for research.
Percentage Of Time 15

Application Details


Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidate will need to supply a Resume/CV and Cover Letter that addresses the required and preferred qualifications listed, and the names and contact information for three references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Liz Miyoshi & Savannah Martin
EEO Statement
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu .
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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