Job Vacancy Research Assistant/Associate in Perceptual Graphics (Fixed Term)

Job title: Research Assistant/Associate in Perceptual Graphics (Fixed Term)


Job description: Research Assistant/Associate in Perceptual Graphics (Fixed Term)

Research Assistant: £27,116 – £31,406 or Research Associate: £33,309 – £40,927

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2023.

A position is available to work on algorithms for computational displays with a starting date between July and September 2022. The project aims to create images that would appear highly realistic to the human eye and convey an almost complete set of depth cues. This will be achieved by combining high dynamic range, binocular stereo and multiple focal depths in a single display setup. The goal is to determine what factors are the most relevant for achieving a highly realistic look of the displayed scenes. The outcome of the project will help to define requirements for future display technologies, rendering, representation and storage of visual content.

The successful candidate is expected to work with a prototype of a novel high-dynamic-range multifocal stereo display ( ?″ target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”> ), be responsible for its calibration and create rendering and processing algorithms for them.

Essential requirements: Candidates should have a degree in computer science or a closely related discipline, with experience and interest in computer vision, computer graphics and/or colour. The candidates must be familiar with fundamental computer graphics methods (rasterization and ray-tracing). The position requires excellent programming skills.

Desirable skills: It is desirable that a candidate has knowledge of psychophysical models of human vision (contrast sensitivity, masking), colour, and psychophysical experimental methods. The evidence of such experience should be ideally supported by publications.

This position can be full time or part time.

This position can be filled by an appropriate candidate at a research assistant or research associate level, depending on relevant qualifications and experience. Appointment at a research associate level is dependent on having a PhD (or equivalent experience). Where a PhD has yet to be awarded, an appointment will initially be made as a research assistant and amended to research associate when the PhD is awarded.

This position is funded through the European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant.

Applicants should contact Dr Rafal Mantiuk for further information.

Click the ’Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure you upload your curriculum vitae; a statement of the particular contribution you would like to make to the project (maximum 500 words); a description (max 1 page of A4) of the research project you are most proud of and your contribution to it (provide a link to github repository, if available); a transcript of your university grades; and a cover letter with details of your visa status and earliest possible starting date. The track record of publications should be included in the application as a link to Google Scholar or ORCID profile. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference NR32074 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


Department of Computer Science and Technology, West Cambridge








5 July 2022

Closing date

21 July 2022

In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 218088.

Expected salary: £27116 – 40927 per year

Location: Cambridge

Job date: Sat, 09 Jul 2022 07:16:24 GMT

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