*Two Post Doctoral  Positions at the THINKlab,  University of Salford,
Manchester, UK.*

We are looking for two VR experts to join the THINKlab team to work in the
area of Smart Cities and Disaster Response.  These two posts are available
as a result of  our success in securing  £1.2M grant from the Global
Challenge Funds (EPSRC managed) and £1M from Innovate UK.  (Please see
http://www.jobs.salford.ac.uk/ for job advertisements  and applications)

*Research Fellow Post 1 (Grade 7, **£32,548 - £38,833 **): *
Applications are sought for a Research Fellow post to work with this
international research project.  The Research Fellow will be responsible
for providing the leadership in developing a distributed collaborative
environment for analysing near real-time 3D satellite data for disaster
interventions.  This research will explore how the near-real time data can
be processed in order to construct a true situation on the ground during
live disasters. The Research Fellow will work closely with our industry
partners – the UK Satellite Application Centre and Telespazio Vega (which
operates the COSMO-SkyMed Satellite) and to demonstrate this novel concept.
This work will build on the research work that the THINKlab has been
conducting over the last 10 years on distributed virtual environments for
aerospace, automotive, building construction and space mission planning.
We are looking for an outstanding individual who has a good background in
virtual environments, gaming technology  and management of large scale
terrain models in real-time for interactive visualization. The overall
distributed environment will be developed using the Unreal game engine.

*Research Fellow Post 2 (Grade 7, **£32,548 - £38,833) **: *
Applications are sought for a Research Fellow post to work with the
Director of the THINKlab to support the delivery of the current projects
and help the THINKlab to develop new research programmes in the area of
virtual city simulation. The Research Fellow will be responsible for
providing leadership in developing research ideas and a technology platform
that can enhance the richness of virtual city models by integrating data
from sensors, satellites and simulations such as traffic, flood and crowd
to allow planners to make informed decision for creating sustainable

The THINKlab (www.salford.ac.uk/thinklab) at the University of Salford has
an exciting and vibrant research community engaged in a range of
interdisciplinary research and commercial projects. We are focusing on
creating advanced technology platforms that utilise the power of advanced
visualisation, interaction and distributed computing to offer novel
solutions for sectors such as aerospace, automotive, built environment,
media and space. THINKlab is engaged in both long-term research and applied
research to solve real-world problems and work closely with end user
companies to ensure relevance and impact.  THINKlab, designed as a Future
Centre provides an impressive environment for creativity for researchers.
By combining our innovative facilitation techniques, brain storming
techniques and multi-sensory spaces,

THINKlab provides a highly creative environment for researchers to envision
future possibilities and develop innovative solutions.  It offers access to
state of the art technology platforms such as virtual reality, multi-touch
tables, body tracking, laser scanning, video conferencing to develop and
validate novel technology solutions.  THINKlab is used by academics,
government organisations and private companies to explore complex problems
and produce innovative solutions. Therefore, THINKlab is ideal for
researchers who are looking for a creative research environment that offers
interdisciplinary culture, real-world problems,  external stimulus from end
user organisations and access to advanced visualisation and interaction
technology to conduct innovative research.

Contact : Prof. Terrence Fernando, Director of the THINKlab - University of
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