CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Research Fellow in Industrial Psychology & Human Factors

Location
Cranfield, Bedford
Salary
£32,094 per annum
Posted
29 May 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Jul 2018
Ref
2696
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Fellow to join the Industrial Psychology and Human Factors (IPHF) team to work on a forthcoming multi-partner EPSRC funded project: Digital Toolkit for optimisation of operators and technology in manufacturing partnerships (DigiTOP). The overall aim of the project is to develop digital human analysis tools for the evaluation and design of manufacturing processes. The Cranfield IPHF post will specifically focus on research for the development of digital tools to analyse human-robot interaction and collaboration in industrial systems. 

Organisation    Cranfield University
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
Contract type    Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period    3 years
Salary    £32,094 per annum
Apply by     01/07/2018

Role Description

Cranfield University is an exclusively postgraduate institution and a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management. It is one of the top five research-intensive universities in the UK and has an unrivalled reputation for transforming cutting edge technology, management and science into practical, life-enhancing solutions. In the last UK Research Excellence Framework [REF] over 80% of the research carried out by Cranfield University was assessed to be either world or internationally leading, indicating the quality and impact of the work carried out at Cranfield University.                                        

The Aerospace theme at Cranfield University has been at the forefront of aerospace technology for over 60 years, delivering multi-disciplinary solutions to the complex challenges facing the aviation industry. Within this theme, the Centre for Structures, Assembly and Intelligent Automation specialises in combining engineering and social science research to enhance the integration of people in advanced robotic and digital industrial systems, offering cutting-edge equipment and facilities in the new Aerospace Integration Research Centre. The Industrial Psychology and Human Factors (IPHF) group is a sub-team of psychologists / ergonomists who are responsible for supplying social science specialism within the Centre, and applying expertise in traditional and novel human analysis and user-centred design techniques.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Fellow to join the Industrial Psychology and Human Factors (IPHF) team to work on a forthcoming multi-partner EPSRC funded project: Digital Toolkit for optimisation of operators and technology in manufacturing partnerships (DigiTOP). The overall aim of the project is to develop digital human analysis tools for the evaluation and design of manufacturing processes. The Cranfield IPHF post will specifically focus on research for the development of digital tools to analyse human-robot interaction and collaboration in industrial systems. It will require working independently and as part of a team on various field / case studies in industrial environments as well as on experimental studies in laboratory settings including the Centre’s new state of the art Intelligent Automation laboratory.

You will be a confident and independent researcher with a PhD and good foundational knowledge in relevant social science / engineering subject(s). You will be able to demonstrate effective skills and experience in the appropriate selection of research design, data collection and analysis techniques (both qualitative and quantitative methods), and in clear dissemination of findings in good quality written reports and publications. You will also be able to demonstrate excellent oral communication and presentation skills. 

For an informal discussion, please contact Sarah Fletcher, Senior Research Fellow in Industrial Psychology and Human Factors, on (T); +44 (0)1234 758234 or (E); s.fletcher@cranfield.ac.uk 

At Cranfield we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential.  

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