Research Fellow in Industrial Psychology and Human Factors

Cranfield University
May 29, 2024
Offerd Salary:£37,337 to £41,406
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Research Fellow in Industrial Psychology and Human Factors


Cranfield University


School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing

Based at

Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Hours of work

37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.

Contract type

Fixed term contract

Fixed Term Period

For 3 years


Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £37,337 to £41,406 per annum

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  • Role Description

    Research Fellow in in Industrial Psychology and Human Factors

    We welcome applications from skilled and motivated post-doctoral researchers with experience in Psychology, Ergonomics and/or Human Factors to join our team and work on exciting research projects to enhance the interactions between people and robots in work environments.

    About the Role

    The Centre for Robotics and Assembly is seeking a post-doctoral Research Fellow to work in its Industrial Psychology and Human Factors research group. This role will primarily involve working as part of a multidisciplinary team on an exciting European research project, JARVIS, to conduct human psychological and behavioural analysis which will advance the design of human- robot production systems. The role will also involve wider academic contributions and opportunities in teaching and student supervision, publications, grant proposal preparation, etc.

    About You

    You will have formal education/qualification in Psychology, Cognitive Ergonomics or Human Factors and have completed a PhD in which these subjects have been significantly applied. You will have experience and have demonstrated competence in good social science research design and methods, including both qualitative and quantitative analysis. You will also be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, both orally and in written work, and an enthusiasm to learn and share new knowledge. Applicants close to completion of their PhD will be considered.

    About Us

    As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield's world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

    Aerospace is at the heart of Cranfield's global research airport and is renowned throughout the world for its teaching and research in the fields of aviation and aerospace. Cranfield Aerospace's six centres are the powerhouses of our world class research, driving technological and conceptual advances in aeronautics, propulsion & thermal power engineering, cyber-physical systems, robotics and intelligent automation.

    Our Values and Commitments

    Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

    We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

    Working Arrangements

    Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

    How to apply

    For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Sarah Fletcher, Principal Research Fellow – Industrial Psychology and Human Factors, on (E): [email protected]

    Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: [email protected]. Please quote reference number 4821.

    Closing date for receipt of applications: 29 May 2024

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