Research Fellow in Human Computer Interaction
School/Department School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period 2 Years
Salary Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £33,809 to £37,684 per annum, with potential progression up to £47,105 annum
Apply by 23/11/2021
Cranfield University’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.
The Cranfield Safety and Accident Investigation Centre welcomes applicants who have expertise in the area of human computer interaction and human factors more widely who are looking to develop their careers in human factors. In this role you will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team looking at the ways in which we can evolve pilot response to engine events.
About the Role
In this role you will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team looking at the ways in which we can evolve pilot response to engine events. The project is funded by Rolls Royce PLC and the project is led by the Aerospace Integration Research Centre (AIRC), at Cranfield. You will be involved in the development and evaluation of new interfaces that support these new concepts of operation. Ideally, you will be familiar with techniques that can be used to understand decision making in work contexts.
You will hold a PhD (or close to completion) in human factors or related discipline. You will be comfortable working in an interdisciplinary team as part of a larger project. You will have aptitude for designing of human machine interfaces informed by formal analytical techniques. Knowledge and experience of cognitive task analysis (or related techniques) would be an advantage in this role. You will have skills and experience of designing and running high quality trials and simulations to generate human performance data. Knowledge about the aviation domain would be valuable but not essential for this role.
As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.
Led by Professor Graham Braithwaite, the Safety and Accident Investigation Centre delivers award-winning teaching, research and consultancy in safety management, human factors, airworthiness and accident/incident investigation. The Centre is home to one of the largest academic groups of safety and human factors in the world. Our intensely practical focus is supported by the people delivering our teaching and research. We work with both academics and industrialists and our team has first-hand experience in managing civil and military operations, safety regulation, accident investigation, design and certification.
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We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. Find out about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here. We are currently piloting hybrid working arrangements until April 2022. This means the majority of our staff are spending between 40% and 60% of their time working from the office where job roles allow.
How to apply
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Jim Nixon (E): firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for receipt of applications: 23 November 2021
Interviews to be held: 02 December 2021