UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Research Fellow in Psychology/Human Factors

Location
Southampton, United Kingdom
Salary
£30,942 to £38,017
Posted
Monday, 19 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Ref
1354721DA
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Civil, Maritime & Environmental Engineering

Location:  Boldrewood Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017
Full Time Fixed Term (until 31/03/2022)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 21 April 2021
Reference:  1354721DA

The Command Team Experimental Testbed (ComTET) is a programme of work tasked with providing evidence-based recommendations for change to optimise the design and operation of submarine control rooms of the future. The work examines a range of issues from a sociotechnical systems perspective including (but not limited to); optimisation of HMI, automation, teamwork, control room configuration, applied psychophysiology, information flow (human-human-technology). The ComTET team will be conducting a series of experiments using the control room simulator at the University of Southampton. https://www.southampton.ac.uk/engineering/news/2014/07/14_new_facility_to_develop_submarine_command_teams_for_the_future.page 

You will join our Human Factors group with academic and commercial partners, as part of the ComTET programme. The Defence Science Technology Laboratory funds this programme of work; a requirement of the funding stipulates the candidate must be a UK national. The post will involve assisting with the design and running of human in the loop experiments, analysis of data and contributing to stakeholder reports and publications. 

The overarching aim of the work is to provide evidence recommendations to stakeholders and sponsors regarding maximisation of training whilst examining wider command and control issues including evaluation of new team structures, allocation of system functions, ways of working, communication media, interfaces, job aids and work design. Throughout the project, consideration of Human Factors aspects of new technology solutions will inform decisions and design. 

You will have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and/or experience  in at least one of the following: psychology, human factors and ergonomics, statistical data analysis. You should also have the ability to work effectively within a research team.

This post is Fixed-term to 31 March 2022 initially, with the potential for a further year

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Vicky Banks vas1u17@soton.ac.uk

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the School of Engineering. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position. In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN bronze in 2013 and 2016.   We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy**, onsite childcare facilities

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.  Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities.  This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

 **subject to qualifying criteria

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 2380 592750 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 1354721DA on all correspondence.