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VR Technician

Department of Psychology

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £37,467 to £44,289 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
Post Type:  Part Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Friday 21 October 2022
Reference:  0922-415

Part-Time (0.57)- 20 hours per week

Applications are invited for the post of VR Technician for a new VR facility housed in the Department of Psychology. We envisage this developing into a vibrant and creative research facility, producing immersive psychological experiments on a wide range of different topics.

The post holder will provide technical support and operational management for the facility, playing a key role in ensuring that our world-class research makes the best possible use of the latest immersive technologies. The successful candidate will work with staff and students at all levels to design, create and install new immersive psychological experiments, providing technical and programming support and occasional skills training. The post holder will also play a role in shaping the facility as it grows into the future, advising the Department on the latest technological developments. 

The post holder will have an established track record in designing, creating and installing immersive experiences, particularly in VR, with the ability to provide hands on support and operational management for the facility. Excellent communication skills are essential, along with the ability to liaise effectively with staff and students at all levels.

 In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 


The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Szonya Durant on szonya.durant@rhul.ac.uk 

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk. For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 

Please quote the reference: 0922-415

Closing Date:  23:59 21 October 2022

Interviews: TBC

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

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The university has adopted hybrid working for some roles therefore some remote working may be possible for this role.

Royal Holloway is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and encourages applications from all people regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, parental status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or trans status or history. More information on our structures and initiatives around EDI, including information on staff diversity networks, can be found on our Equality and Diversity Intranet page.


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