Research Fellow - Auto Trust

Southampton, United Kingdom
£34,314 to £41,931 per annum
08 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Agents, Interaction & Complexity

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £34,314 to £41,931 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (18 months)
Closing Date:  Monday 12 June 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2330923FP

The AutoTrust project is exploring all questions of trust in autonomous vehicle interaction. We are inviting you to join our team. This is a flexible research post, and you will have the opportunity to develop a personal research project along these themes within the scope of the AutoTrust project.

We are particularly seeking a team member to develop an area of personal research, within the scope of the AutoTrust project related to how responsiveness, particularly around handover can be enhanced for drivers, particularly for elders. We are interested in how biosignals can be used to inform models for more trustful, reliable interaction, both before drivers get into a vehicle and during critical transition points while driving.

The AutoTrust project – a collaboration between the University of Southampton and the University of Warwick - is researching how to design, build, and sustain trustworthy, healthful human-centric smart transport systems that leverage advances in technologies such as connected and autonomous vehicles and the Internet of Things.

You will work with the AutoTrust group at Southampton to advance our knowledge of how to design and engineer a human-centric Internet of Vehicles. An outcome of AutoTrust is to have real impacts that help both industry and policymakers to see how they can support a human-centered future of effective transportation across the connected Internet of Vehicles. In your interview, we will be keen to hear what groups you would like to connect your project with, and your ideas for meetings/events to facilitate building those connections.

The AutoTrust project aims to develop future “super researchers” and so you will be working in an interdisciplinary team, and encouraged to engage with other academics, industry, and policy makers. The project provides training and development opportunities to help you develop relevant skills and build your own research network.

To be successful you will have a PhD** or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in computer science, human computer interaction, simulation modelling, transportation or similar and be able to articulate your research interests against your chosen theme and, tell us how they relate to the aims of the AutoTrust project, and explain why it would be an important and timely contribution. AutoTrust is an interdisciplinary project, and evidence of working

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. 

*subject to qualifying criteria

**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.

We would be pleased to discuss potential research directions prior to application, and if you wish to do so, you should contact  prof m.c. schraefel, Project lead.

More information about our research can be found on the project website at 

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