Research Associate in Human Computer

Bristol, United Kingdom
£33,199 - £37,345
14 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Division/School Research Development
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £43,267 to £48,677 per annum
Closing date for applications 25-Oct-2018

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in the Bristol Interaction Group at the University of Bristol. The role is part of an exciting project to develop new personal fabrication technologies which can print conductive and biological materials as part of a novel manufacturing process. You will be highly motivated and talented researcher, who holds or is about to obtain a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction, with experience of conducting human-participants experiments and skilled in software development. Working alongside electronic engineers, materials scientists and designers, you will lead software development building support tools for the fabrication platform and conduct experimental human participants studies involving the use of project systems.

Applicants should hold, or be about to obtain, a doctorate in Human-Computer Interaction (broadly conceived), with experience of designing and conducting experiments with human participants, and skills in software development. Your research so far will demonstrate an excellent track record, and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary collaborative environment.

You will work closely with other postdoctoral researchers and PhD candidates in the BIG lab. There will also be collaboration with wider labs at Bristol, including those led by Professor Bruce Drinkwater (Mechanical Engineering) and Dr Adam Perriman (Cellular and Molecular Medicine).

Within this broad objective there will be freedom and flexibility in helping to shape the research project. The ultimate key requirement is to demonstrate academic excellence through high-quality peer-reviewed papers and strong interaction with the HCI community, so you will need good evidence of strong academic skills in writing for top-tier publications and networking.

This position is being offered on a full time, fixed term contract until 30 September 2019.

For informal enquiries, please contact Prof. Mike Fraser (

We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people that will contribute to the overall success of Bristol and help maintain our position as one of the world’s leading universities.

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