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Institute for Higher Education Research and Development

Project Associate / Project Assistant

(Ref. 231201008)

[Appointment period: twelve months initially, with the possibility of further appointment]

The Centre for Immersive Learning & Metaverse in Education of the Institute for Higher Education Research and Development is an education research center that focuses on emerging technology-enhanced learning and teaching. Now the Centre invites applications for a full-time Project Associate / Project Assistant in a project on developing virtual reality (VR) based technological system and tools with generative AI. We are dedicated to developing platforms that can benefit students at all tertiary institutions, and indeed, the community at large. We believe that the system and tools developed will reach a total of 10,000+ students, including all students from the major local universities and in the Greater Bay Area who are enrolled in curriculum for language education, healthcare education, Chinese history, and cultural tourism.

Duties

The appointee will assist the project leader in the research project “A large and flexible immersive learning system for language, health, Chinese history, and cultural tourism” and other related projects. He/She will be required to:

(a)    support the assigned R&D tasks of technological system and tools development on a variety of cross-domain VR environments for technology-enhanced teaching and learning;

(b)    collect and study the information on XR (i.e. VR, AR & MR, etc.) development, so as to work with team members to develop and apply robotics solutions into a variety of industries, especially language education;

(c)    assist the project leader to carry out applied R&D tasks against the plan and complete the projects (including R&D work, project documents, technical report and paper, patents, etc.) as scheduled with high standard;

(d)    follow up with the suppliers/vendors to deliver services as requested; and

(e)    perform any other duties as assigned by the project leader or his/her delegates.

Qualifications

For the post of Project Associate, applicants should have a master’s degree in Computer Science or related disciplines OR a good honours degree in the above discipline with three or more years of research/relevant work experience.

For the post of Project Assistant, applicants should have an honours degree in Computer Science or related disciplines.

For both posts, applicants should have:

(a)    skills in C#, Unity 3D, Maya and other related software language and toolkits;

(b)    knowledge of Unity3D VR development pipelines; and

(c)    the ability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken English and Chinese.

Preference will be given to those with experience in working on XR platforms such as Microsoft HoloLens, HTC Vive and mobile game/app development.

Applicants are invited to contact Miss Pauline Tai at tel. no. 3400 8211 or email  pauline.tai@polyu.edu.hk for further information.

Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  


Consideration of applications will commence on 18 December 2023 until the position is filled.



Posting date: 1 December 2023