Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Technology Design for People with Dementia

Brisbane, Australia
09 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

It is an exciting time to get involved with the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, located on UQ’s St. Lucia campus.  The School is ramping up its investment in teaching, research and engagement to create an inspiring, diverse and flexible workplace. The direction is backed by a bold, new strategic vision to ensure the School is at the forefront of meaningful research outcomes and pedagogy across its core impact areas of health, data, automation and energy. Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, the School is focused on strengthening its position in the global computer science and engineering communities.  By attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment, the School will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow.

Details of the School may be accessed on its website at 

The ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (CoEDL)

The ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (CoEDL - is an ambitious series of interlinked projects, focusing on language as a dynamic and variable system, and drawing on the full diversity of the world’s languages, through four programs focusing on the design space of language (Shape), how it is learned (Learning) and processed (Processing), and how linguistic structures evolve at various timescales (Evolution).

The role

The successful appointee will join an ongoing project undertaking research into the design of technology to support communication between people living with dementia and their carers which will involve tangible technology prototyping and project management. 

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD (completed or near completion) in Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, or a related field. Preferably your PhD would have been submitted prior to commencing in the position.  You should also have experience in research and design of technology for people living with dementia and experience in project management of interdisciplinary teams.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years at Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,533 - $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,504 - $102,416 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Technology Design for People with Dementia.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Prof Janet Wiles on +61 7 3365 2902 or

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