Synthesis Lab Research Fellow

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Summary

Synthesis Lab was created to actively research and educate the community about experimental media art practices with technology. Using our human physiology in conjunction with technology, data can be translated into various forms of artistic synthesis. The Lab focuses on the connectivity of new media to the sciences and medicine through the use of data and experimentation.  The Research Lab Fellow will make a substantive contribution to the intellectual and creative mission of the research lab and media infrastructure while furthering their own research interests in arts + technology.

This is a non-sponsored hourly position with no benefits. Applicants must have a valid residence permit and currently live in Qatar. The position would have an average of 10-20 hours per week. Scheduling will be flexible depending on the applicant's needs.

Reports to: Synthesis Lab supervisor

Major Activities & Essential Functions

  • Develops, and contributes to ongoing research and creative projects as well as leads creative workshops integrating art and technology.
  • Coordinates and supports activities and events with regional and international artists.  
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Fine Art, Design, Computer Science
  • Strong work ethic
  • Research interest in one or more of the following areas:
    • Data collection and visualization
    • Creative programing / coding
    • Internet based art
    • Virtual reality
    • Augmented reality
    • Games/ gamification
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Electronics and physical computing
    • Experimental video and sound

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience working with one or more of the following:

Python, Unity, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, touch designer, Max/msp, Pure Data, C++, openFrameworks, or other similar software. 

Skills & Experience

  • Excellent time-management skills.
  • Superb communication and organizational skills.
  • A high level of accuracy and diligence.
  • Patience, flexibility, and a positive attitude.
  • Problem-solving attitude.

Application Process

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Review of applicants will begin immediately.