Postdoctoral Research Associate

City, University of London
June 29, 2024
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Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% at postgraduate level), from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.

The culture at City is built on our shared core values, which means that all employees are expected to behave according to our values: “We care, We learn, We act.”


We are seeking a postdoctoral research associate in HCI or design-related field (or relevant professional experience) to join a new UKRI-funded Future Leaders Fellowship project called, More-than-Human Sustainable and Inclusive Smart Cities (MoSaIC). Based in the Centre for Human-Computer Interaction Design, you will join a supportive and stimulating environment for interdisciplinary research. You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities including digital and 3D fabrication workshops, VR studios and an interaction lab. The campus is based in Central London, with excellent public transport links and amenities including cafes, restaurants and parks.


The role involves co-designing new ways to plan and design smart cities for thriving cohabitation with other species. You will help co-create new methods, approaches, prototypes, reports, publications and exhibitions. You will work in a team with other researchers, PhDs, and project partners from different sectors, helping to develop this new area of research, influence practice and policymaking, and manage the fieldwork sites.

Person Specification

This role would suit someone with a high level of creativity and open- mindedness, comfortable working with experimental methods, interdisciplinary and participatory approaches, and willing to learn new skills. Experience of working with industry and policymakers is also desired. This film presents pilot work: https: //

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

The role is available from 1st September 2024.

Closing date for applications: 29th June 2024 at 11:59pm.

Interviews are scheduled for the week of starting 22nd July. Please let us know if you require any adjustments for this interview.

If you would like to discuss this role, contact: [email protected]

The role comes with significant training and career development opportunities, and is offered for an initial 3 years, with the possibility to extend.

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.

We welcome applications regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital status, nationality, pregnancy, race and ethnic origin, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background. City operates a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants.

The University of business, practice and the professions.

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