Research Fellow in Human Factors

Southampton, United Kingdom
£34,980 to £42,978 Pro rata per annum
20 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
26 Sep 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Civil, Maritime & Environmental Engineering

Location:  Boldrewood Campus
Salary:   £34,980 to £42,978 Pro rata per annum
Part Time Fixed Term until 30/04/2024
Closing Date:  Tuesday 26 September 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2449923DA

In the future, autonomous systems are poised to become widely available to assist us with our mobility throughout our day to day lives. Autonomous robots could effectively maintain the infrastructure of our cities, dependably manage our road traffic to maximise flow and minimise the environmental impact. However, current autonomous systems are limited by their reduced resilience. They cannot avoid, withstand, recover from, adapt, and evolve to handle uncertainty, change, faults, failure, adversity, and disruption. Human Factors offers the ability to enhance the resiliency of automated systems by applying a sociotechnical systems approach to the integration of automated technologies to our road transport networks, allowing human capabilities, system performance and organisational regulation to be captured.

You will join our friendly and collaborative team to lead research on the REsilient Autonomous SOcio-cyber-physical AgeNts (REASON) project which sits within the Trustworthy Autonomous System (TAS This will involve working collaboratively with other researchers within the project from different disciplines, including computer science, psychology, law and ethics, to understand the requirements for resilient autonomous system. The project will predominantly focus on the application of automated within the road transport domain but will apply methods and theories that are applicable across other domains of autonomy also. 

It is essential you have or be near completion of, a PhD in Human Factors, or Psychology or equivalent professional qualifications and experience with applications to engineering and transportation. 

At the University of Southampton, we value diversity and equality.  The University recognises that employees may wish to have working patterns that fit with their caring responsibilities or work-life balance. Due consideration will also be given to applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness.  Both the University of Southampton and Chemistry are proud to hold Athena Swan Silver Awards