[Humanist] 26.946 postdocs at MPI Berlin; EngD studentship

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 946.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Daniel Cox <dcox at bournemouth.ac.uk>                       (31)
        Subject: Funded EngD with Sony R&D

  [2]   From:    Jochen Schneider <jsr at MPIWG-BERLIN.MPG.DE>                (33)
        Subject: MPIWG Berlin: 3 postdoctoral fellowships for up to three

        Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2013 09:07:07 +0000
        From: Daniel Cox <dcox at bournemouth.ac.uk>
        Subject: Funded EngD with Sony R&D

Applications are invited for an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in the Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE) http://digital-entertainment.org, a collaboration between the University of Bath and Bournemouth University, with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Research and Development (SCEE R&D) http://develop.scee.net/

This is a 4 year programme which embeds a Research Engineer (RE) in a company, who, supported by an academic supervisor, will work on projects of immediate industrial relevance. 75% of the RE's time will be spent in industry. These projects will form the basis of a Doctoral submission by portfolio thesis for the award of an Engineering Doctorate in Digital Media.

Research Area
SCEE R&D are technical experts on topics relating to any of the PlayStation platforms. The group is unique in that we report directly to both SCEE Central as well as the Tokyo-based SCEI R&D Organisation that designs PlayStation hardware. We do not create games ourselves; however, we supply the raw technical materials that game developers need to create games - providing high quality technical support, creating specialist tools and utilities, and developing showcase products that highlight the capabilities of the PlayStation® .

This project offers the opportunity to conduct applied research into game content production aimed at improving efficiencies in games development.

This could involve, for example:

* Augmenting existing procedural, modeling and texturing approaches
* Developing entirely new content creation methods and tools

We are open to discussing other project ideas in related areas with candidates who have specific interests.

If successful you will receive a generous package which pays your tuition fees and provides a tax free annual stipend of at least £15,266. There is also dedicated funding for resources and conference attendance.

Applicants should hold a first degree, or equivalent, of at least an Upper Second (2.1) in a relevant subject, such as, but not limited to, Computer Science, Maths, Physics, Software Engineering, Animation. Knowledge of some aspects of 3D modelling and an interest in video games development an advantage.

Applicants will need a good knowledge of C/C++/C#

Applicants must be 'ordinarily resident' in the UK or EU.

Please see http://digital-entertainment.org/info-applicants.html<http://digital-entertainment.org/current-opportunities/info-applicants.html> for more details.

To apply
Please contact Daniel Cox dcox at bournemouth.ac.uk<mailto:dcox at bournemouth.ac.uk> to register interest and use the online form accessible at http://digital-entertainment.org/info-applicants.html<http://digital-entertainment.org/current-opportunities/info-applicants.html>

We recommend you read this page carefully.

Please contact CDE at cs.bath.ac.uk<mailto:CDE at cs.bath.ac.uk> with any additional queries.

Daniel Cox
Research Project Manager
The Centre for Digital Entertainment
The Media School
W309 Weymouth House
01202 966775
dcox at bournemouth.ac.uk<mailto:dcox at bournemouth.ac.uk>

        Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2013 17:15:41 +0200
        From: Jochen Schneider <jsr at MPIWG-BERLIN.MPG.DE>
        Subject: MPIWG Berlin: 3 postdoctoral fellowships for up to three months

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin 
(Max Planck Research Group Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe; Director: Prof. Dr. Sven Dupré) announces
three postdoctoral fellowships for up to three months
between January 1 and December 31, 2014. Outstanding junior and senior scholars (including those on sabbatical leave from their home institutions) are invited to apply.
Candidates should hold a doctorate in the history of science and technology, the history of art and art technology or related field (junior scholars should have a dissertation topic relevant to the history of science) at the time of application and show evidence of scholarly promise in the form of publications and other achievements.
Research projects should address the history of knowledge and art up to the eighteenth century (with a preference for the period between 1350 and 1750), and may concern any geographical area within Europe, and any object of the visual and decorative arts. Also welcome are projects falling within the scope of the history of optics, colour and perspective, the history of alchemy, or the history of collecting, but those relevant to the writing of an epistemic history of art will receive preference.
Visiting fellows are expected to take part in the scientific life of the Institute, to advance their own research project, and to actively contribute to the project of the Max Planck Research Group Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe.
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute (http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/index.html). The colloquium language is English; it is expected that candidates will be able to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in that language. Fellowships are endowed with a monthly stipend between 2.100 € and 2.500 € (fellows from abroad) or between 1.468 € and 1.621 € (fellows from Germany), whereas senior scholars receive an honorary commensurate with experience.
The Max Planck Research Group Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe is also accepting proposals for non-funded Visiting Fellowships from one month to a year. These are normally open to junior and senior post-docs who have external funding. For projects highly relevant to the research platform of this Max Planck Research Group, Sven Dupré will support a limited number of applications for funding at organizations such as Fulbright, DAAD, and the Humboldt Society.
Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply; applications from women are especially welcome. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.
Candidates are requested to submit a curriculum vitae (including list of publications), a research proposal on a topic related to the project (750 words maximum), one sample of writing (i.e. article or book chapter), and names and addresses of two referees (including email) who have already been contacted by the applicant to assure their willingness to submit letters of recommendation if requested, to:
Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Max Planck Research Group Dupré – Postdocs 2014
Boltzmannstr. 22
14195 Berlin
(Electronic submission is also possible: officedupre at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de)
by June 30, 2013. Successful candidates will be notified before August 19, 2013.
For questions concerning the Max Planck Research Group on Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe, please see http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/research/projects/MRGdupre or contact Sven Dupré (officedupre at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de); for administrative questions concerning
the position and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß (paass at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de), Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider (jsr at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de), Research Coordinator.

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