CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Research Assistant in Industrial Psychology and Human Factors

Location
Cranfield, United Kingdom
Salary
£26,860 to £30,513 per annum
Posted
11 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
02 Dec 2022
Ref
4306
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

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 year
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £26,860 to £30,513 per annum
Apply by: 02/12/2022

Role Description

We welcome applications from motivated individuals with a Masters level Psychology / Human Factors background to join our growing team and work on exciting research projects that will enhance human-robot interaction.

About the Role

The Centre for Robotics and Assembly requires 2 Research Assistants to work in the Industrial Psychology and Human Factors research group. This will primarily involve working on exciting new research projects in the UK and Europeworking independently as well as with a wider team with researchers from other universitiesThe role will also require some contributions to teaching and student supervision, and wider academic / scholarly opportunities.

About You

You will have a Masters’ degree in a Psychology / Human Factors topic with a good understanding of research design, methods and analysis. You will also be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, both orally and in written work, and an enthusiasm to learn and share new knowledge.

About Us

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.

The School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing (SATM) is a leading provider of postgraduate level engineering education, research and technology support to individuals and organisations. At the forefront of aerospace, manufacturing and transport systems technology and management for over 70 years, we deliver multi-disciplinary solutions to the complex challenges facing industry.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme.We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families.

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible female candidates.  To further demonstrate our commitment to progressing gender diversity in STEM, we hold an Institutional Athena SWAN Bronze award, are sponsors of International Women in Engineering Day and signatories of the Women in Defence and Women in Aerospace and Aviation Charters.  Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Sarah Fletcher, Senior Research Fellow by emailing s.fletcher@cranfield.ac.uk

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: hrrecruitment@cranfield.ac.uk. Please quote reference number 4306.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 2 December 2022