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  • Research School Irregular

    Published: Tuesday, 11 May 2021

    A newsletter for PGR

    [ top ]Research School Irregular

    I wish I’d read this book when I was doing my PhD!

    Published this year by Oxford University Press, How to Get Your PhD: A Handbook for the Journey by Gavin Brown is essential reading for anyone thinking of doing, or trying to get through, a PhD. I wish I’d had this book when I was doing mine, here’s why:

    gravatar Duncan Hull

    Invitation to PGR Open Forum Meetings - May

    All PGRs are invited to attend one of two open forum meetings for Manchester-based and remote-based PGRs, taking place respectively on Tuesday 18th May at 10am-11am, and Wednesday 19th May at 4pm-5pm.

    You will only need to register to attend the open meeting that describes your current situation.


    Please register here if you are based in Manchester:

    Please register here if you are based remotely elsewhere:


    Prof Sarah Heath (FSE Associate Dean for Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers) will be joined by Heads of Research and Departmental PGR Directors to inform you of any updates and answer your questions.

    The meeting will take place on Zoom and you will be sent details on how to join closer to the time.

    We hope that you can join us and would like to encourage you to submit any questions ahead of the meeting to by 5pm Friday 14th May. You’ll also be able to ask any questions during the meeting.


    Best wishes


    Lindsay Wilson 🐝 | Researcher Development Administrator | Faculty of Science and Engineering |

    gravatar Graham Richardson

    [ top ]Professional Development (and Networks)


    PDRA in Data Science



    Closing date       7th June 2021

    Salary                    £32,816 to £40,322 per annum plus £3,000 per annum location allowance

    We are currently advertising for a postdoctoral research associate in Data Science to join our team at Harwell.  UoMaH wish to increase the capability of the team in handling scientific datasets with AI and machine learning. We are offering a prestigious technical position in the area of developing AI/Machine learning -based techniques to enable novel analysis of the data streams from the national facilities at Harwell. The position is for a fixed term 3 year period, and is a joint venture between the University of Manchester and the Scientific Machine Learning (SciML) Research Group of the Ada Lovelace Centre, at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) at their Harwell Laboratory site. 


    For further details and to make an application click here.

    gravatar Simon Harper

    Research Fellow for two years

    Here are the main details of the research and opening. 

    • The research is in collaboration with Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) and industry partners. 
    • The grant is awarded by Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF).
    • The study attempts to understand the UX of pedestrian interacting with autonomous vehicles (AV). The product of the research will result in guidelines and recommendations for the LTA.
    • The candidate should be good in technical programming, have more than two years of conducting UX research and working with AR/VR/MR/XR.
    • Must be willing to relocate to Singapore for the duration of the research (two years).
    • The candidate should be in a PhD programme or possess a PhD in Computer Science or equivalent.

    Interested candidates who do not have a PhD or not in a PhD programme are encouraged to apply for our Research Assistant or Research Engineer roles instead.

    The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) is Singapore's fifth autonomous university focusing on applied research with the industry. SIT's centralised campus will be ready in 2023, and it will be integrated with Punggol Digital District (Singapore's first SMART district).

    Looking for a research fellow to bring fresh perspectives in the areas of UX, human-computer interaction, computer graphics and immersive technologies (AR/VR/MR/XR), and to investigate advanced usability scenarios and how immersive technologies can make an impact in real world vehicular commuting scenarios.

    As a Research Fellow, you will work on a specific project and also amongst a diverse team of faculty members, engineers, industry partners and students. Versatility, enthusiasm, technical skills and leadership qualities are highly desired traits that will enable you to succeed in this fast paced environment.

    SIT has a strong applied research focus in usability and immersive technologies, with a diverse pool of interdisciplinary projects that work hand-in-hand with their industry partners.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Design and conduct research experiments to address research questions.
    • Lead and support high quality publications to disseminate the applied research outcomes
    • Lead engineers and students to develop research software artifacts and outcomes
    • Manage research and implementation projects including development of features required, tracking progress, and measuring impact

    Job Requirements:

    • Prior research experience in the areas of human-computer interaction, computer vision, computer graphics as well as related areas.
    • Demonstrated abilities in managing research projects on the ground end-to-end, from defining research questions to publishing results
    • Implementation experience in applied domains related to immersive technologies (e.g., virtual, augmented, mixed realities)
    • Preferably a Masters or Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering or equivalent
    gravatar Simon Harper

    [ top ]Wider Research Community

    IP commercialisation in Computer Science

    The University of Manchester Innovation Factory and FSE Business Engagement and Innovation Team are excited to invite you to three virtual workshops in June/July to help you identify opportunities and support IP commercialisation in Computer Science. The events are aimed at students, postdocs and academics working and studying in the Department and are being specially tailored with relevant agenda topics and speakers. 

     Attending the workshops will help you identify ideas with commercial opportunity and inspire and lead to you to generate societal, environmental and/or economic impact. The three introductory events will be followed by on-going meetings and activities which will enable contact with dynamic tech companies, investors, big corporates, specialist IP lawyers as well as other organisations and individuals working in the tech/digital/AI space. 

     These events will be held via Zoom from 13:00-14:00 on Friday the 25 June, 2 July and 9 July. 

    To register, please visit . Places are limited, so please register now to secure your place.

    gravatar Simon Harper

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