Research Fellow in Human Cognition​

Cranfield, Bedford
08 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Fellow in Human Cognition​

Organisation    Cranfield University
School/Department  Centre for Electronic Warfare, Information and Cyber
Based at  Shrivenham, Oxfordshire - Cranfield Defence and Security 
Hours of work  37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday 
Contract type  Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period   Fixed term for 12 months 
Salary  £32,094 to £35,773 per annum (with additional performance related pay up to £44,716)
Apply by   11/03/2018 

Cranfield University is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management. The Centre for Electronic Warfare, Information and Cyber (EWIC) champions specialist research into security, information systems, complex adaptive systems and decisional support/optimisation by examining the interactions between people, organisations, technology and systems. Research expertise ranges from computer science, information and capability management, to cognitive, psychology and management science. 

This post offers challenging and stimulating opportunities for a Post-Graduate Research Fellow with a background in human cognition, decision making and judgement. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary EPSRC funded project team investigating the use of Human-Like Computing for decision-making, applied initially to Counter-Explosive Ordinance Disposal (CEOD). The work will involve the use of knowledge elicitation techniques in order to identify and elicit human cognitive models for judgement and decision making so they can be encoded into human-like artificial intelligence (XAI) agents to support human decision makers. The project is joint-funded with Brunel University London and project partners include Bioss International, Dstl MOD and Roke Manor Research Ltd. For more information about the project, please see:

Main responsibilities of this role will include: 

  • To perform research in human-like computing and cognition in accordance with the project aim and objectives.
  • To publish high quality journals/reports based on the research carried out.
  • To manage/participate in the daily basis interaction with our research and industrial partners.
  • To assist in the writing of grant proposals related to areas in human-like computing. 

You will have a PhD (or nearing completion) in an appropriate field, expertise in cognitive processes, decision making and sense making in critical, complex situations. Experience in a range of knowledge elicitation methodologies is essential. You will be able to communicate effectively verbally and orally and have a track record of publishing in high quality, peer-reviewed journals. 

Interviews will be held week commencing 26 March 2018.