Research Fellow in Virtual Modelling of Architectural Heritage
City Site

Job reference: 06073

Location: City Site

Closing date: 10/03/2019

Salary : Grade G (£28,331 - £32,817 p.a.)

Department: College of Art, Architecture Design and Humanities

School/Section : School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment

Post Ref :

Additional info: This is a full-time post of 37 hours per week, fixed term post for up to 36 months

Are you an academic looking for an innovative and successful university to take your next step? At NTU, we recognise that our greatest strengths lie in the energy, expertise, and experience that our colleagues bring.  Thanks to our £421million investment in estates and equipment across our three campuses since 2003/4, we deliver an inspirational learning environment for both staff and students.  Our research facilities allow us to shape lives and society, which is central to our mission and achievements of our aims.

2017 has been a year full of prizes, publicity and recognition for the NTU community, culminating in our receipt of the prestigious University of the Year award. Along the way, we’ve recorded some of the highest student satisfaction levels in the country in the 2017 National Student Survey, and achieved the TEF gold standard for the quality of our teaching. We are also extremely proud to have been named Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. All of these achievements are testament to the passion, ideas and ambition of our workforce.

Our rise up the league tables, alongside a number of prestigious national awards, demonstrate the potential that creating and forging excellent partnerships, while harnessing the talents of all our people, can bring. Most notably we have been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our pioneering research. We are now looking for more passionate, ambitious people to join us and help build the university of the future.

Nottingham Trent University is looking to recruit a Research Assistant in Architecture & Urban Heritage, within the subject area of Architecture and Urban Heritage Preservation and Regeneration. The successful candidate will be based at the Centre of Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage.

Research will be linked to a funded research project on the conservation, analysis and virtual reconstruction of the Archaeological site of Hawara Pyramid in Fayoum, Egypt. This involves data collection, archival analysis, field work LiDAR Scanning and recording, as well as developing innovation virtual heritage models for the historic site. The Post will involve working with large international research team from multiple disciplines on interdisciplinary approach to preserve the historic structure and its surrounding context. The project involves a wide range of impact and public engagement activities with local communities and groups as well as working with policy makers, community groups, and international partners.

You will be expected to attend necessary training and research workshops, events and project meetings as well as contribute to the management of the project, meeting milestones and collaborate with different partners, national and international. Your work may involve one or two international travels as part of the project activities.  This role involves contributions to the project reports, publications and further grant applications. This role runs for 36 months or until the end of March 2022, developing a facilitating role during the project, working closely with Professor Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem, and assisting in their smooth running, collecting relevant stakeholder data; and iterate the initial journeys, spatial data, and maps.

You will have:

  • experience in architectural and urban preservation of historic sites.
  • Understanding and experience in using LiDAR surveys, Point-Cloud Laser scanning and processing digital and virtual modelling techniques,
  • knowledge of developing and applying visualisation tools to support spatial and virtual communications with public users,
  • excellent visualisation skills, including Illustrator, Photoshop, and animation and VR software packages,
  • the ability to work well in multidisciplinary teams,
  • professionalism in dealing with external project partners, and
  • be prepared to work sensitively, reflexively, and under instruction from the research team.

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Closing date – 10 March 2019

Interview date – TBC

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If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Professor Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem, Professor of Architecture and Director of the Centre of Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage, on +44 (0)115 848 4690, or via email

Nottingham Trent University is committed to promoting equality and valuing diversity and we seek people who share those values.


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