An exciting new University of Oxford spin-out company has been formed to develop immersive virtual reality treatments for mental health problems. The key academic founders of Oxford VR are Professor Daniel Freeman, Professor Mel Slater, and Professor Maria Sanchez, with substantial financial investment from Oxford Science Innovation. The company combines the best psychological science with state-of-the-art virtual reality. The post-holder will have a central role in both the development of the cognitive treatments and in testing the clinical efficacy in trials. This is an opportunity to be at the forefront of developing evidence-based technological solutions for better mental health.
The successful applicant will have strong cognitive therapy knowledge and skills for emotional disorders or other problems, an enthusiasm to provide the best clinical psychology treatments to the general public, and a doctorate in clinical psychology (or equivalent) accredited by the BPS. A competitive salary will be offered, with the potential for options in the company. The initial contract is for 18 months. As Oxford VR grows, however, a permanent position is likely to be created with opportunities for role development.
Oxford VR is based in the centre of Oxford. Development work will also be undertaken in Barcelona, where the successful applicant will be expected to make occasional visits.
We encourage prospective applicants to contact Professor Daniel Freeman (email: Daniel.firstname.lastname@example.org) for an informal discussion about the post. Applications are by cover letter and CV, with a closing date of the 16th January 2017.