CfACTs is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) COFUND research centre, co-led by Prof Jian Chang and Prof Jian J Zhang, of the Bournemouth University’s National Centre for Computer Animation (BU NCCA); CfACTs runs from October 2020 to September 2025.
CfACTs will recruit six funded post-doctoral researchers (CfACTs fellows) and embed them in UK creative technology companies for up to two years, to deliver multi-disciplinary research focused on industrial applications related to three BU Strategic Investment Areas: Animation, Simulation and Visualisation; Medical Science and Assistive Technology.
The three research fellows will form the first CfACTs cohort. Please see the BU-CfACTs webpage for guidance for applicants and specific PO research topics: www.bournemouth.ac.uk/cfacts-research
Research Fields: Animation, Simulation & Visualisation, Medical Science & Assistive Technology
Career Stage: Experienced Researcher’s
EU Funding: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 900025.
Benefits and Salary: Salary £50,317.00 per annum
Eligible applicants must:
The CfACTs fellowships follow the specification and requirement of the Standard fellowships of the MSCA; available in full here
The research fellow will be an employee of BU and embark on a two-year programme of world leading digital creative technology research and training, provided by CfACTs and its industry Partner Organisations (POs). The fellow will have an opportunity to be seconded into one or more CfACTs POs for the majority of their two-year programme, with full academic support, to gain cross-sectoral experience.
The fellow will research and develop new applied digital creative techniques, collaboratively with industry POs; and apply them in sectors including but not limited to, computer animation, visual effects (VFX), computer vision, visualisation, healthcare, retail and assistive technology. These new techniques will also bring important productivity improvements to many industries.
An applicant will provide a full research proposal to outline their research project and an academic CV. Projects proposing fundamental or applied research are eligible, and inter- and/or multi-disciplinary proposals are strongly encouraged.
As a part of the application all applicants are required to submit the following:
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are three positions available on a fixed-term basis until 30 December 2023. For an informal discussion, please contact: Prof Jian Chang, CfACTs Project Coordinator, CfACTsemail@example.com.
Interviews will be conducted for FMC218 in October 2021, exact date to be confirmed.
The Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University is one of the largest of its kind in the world and has a global reputation for combining research excellence and teaching practice. The research fellow will join the Faculty’s Centre for Applied Creative Technologies (CfACTs), a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) COFUND research training centre that provides international mobility and cross-sectoral experience through a well-aligned research and training programme.
The academic expertise underpinning CfACTs is sourced from BU’s world-class National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) and as required, other BU centres of research excellence, including: Centre for Games and Music Research; the Orthopaedic Research Institute; the Centre for Archaeology and Anthropology, and the Institute of Medical Imaging and Visualisation.
CfACTs supports open research on a broad range of topics on applied creative technologies incorporating but not limited to:
A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the appropriate reference (FMC218).
BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment. We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society. To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.
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|Title||3 funded post-doctoral Marie Sklodowska-Curie researcher positions within the Centre for Applied Creative Technologies|
|Job location||Fern Barrow, BH12 5BB Poole|
|Published||June 9, 2021|
|Application deadline||August 22, 2021|
|Job types||Postdoc,   Researcher  |
|Fields||Algorithms,   Artificial Intelligence,   Artificial Neural Network,   Computer Graphics,   Human-computer Interaction,   Software Engineering,   Computational Physics,   Computational Mathematics,   Computational Engineering,    and 3 more. Machine Learning,   Machine Vision,   Computer Vision  |