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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Visual Information Specialist (ECDS) in Atlanta, Georgia

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The ECDS Visual Information Specialist uses XR (VR - Virtual, AR - Augmented, MR - Mixed) tools and methods to create virtual environments and augmented reality and will provide expertise in game-based learning with duties including:

  • Reporting to the Co-Director of the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS), the person that holds this position creates, modifies, and configures 3D models using a variety of computer modeling, simulation software, and geospatial data.

  • In consultation with faculty and ECDS staff, prepares aesthetically composed digital media through graphic design, image processing, and data visualization for use in ECDS-supported digital scholarship projects.

  • Researches and explores new methods of visualizing data. Creates and manages training programs for graduate students on digital scholarship tools and methodologies.

  • Develops assessment criteria to measure the success of the training program, and makes modifications as appropriate.

  • Works with multiple constituencies (libraries, academic and administrative units) to promote and advance student training and professional development initiatives.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

  • Consulting with academic researchers and instructors to determine project scope and approach

  • Creating innovative and sustainable scholarly virtual environments and online gaming environments

  • Meeting regularly with stakeholders to discuss progress and incorporate their feedback

  • Working with diverse members of project teams

  • Engaging with wider Emory community on digital scholarship practices involving XR

  • Maintaining knowledge of current XR development tools and methods

  • Mentoring graduate students in using XR tools as part of scholarship

  • Instructing undergraduate students in the use of XR tools and methods

  • Coordinating with ECDS Systems Lead on sustainability of XR environments

  • Attending conferences and other events to share projects and practices

  • Engaging with ECDS’ management team about XR research and applications


  • A bachelor's degree in art history, architecture, digital media, visual communication, or related field, and two years of related work experience. Knowledge of geospatial and 3D modeling technology, computer hardware and software applications.

  • Knowledge of computer programming methods and scripting techniques to make maximum use of SDK and API capabilities.

  • Experience with Unity, Django, Python, and Javascript is preferred.

  • A master's degree is preferred.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 108252

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Office Information Technology

Department OIT: Ctr Digital Scholarship

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Information Technology

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor