School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work
37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period
for 2 Years
Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £37,337 to £39,316 per annum.
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, AI-PRISM, to conduct human 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.
You will be educated to doctoral level in a Psychology / Human Factors / Social Science topic (or very close to completion) with experience and demonstrated competence in research design / methods and qualitative and quantitative analysis. Your knowledge must be acquired from formal Psychology / Human Factors education and training (with knowledge of human-robot interactions ideally). You will also be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, both orally and in written work, a cooperative working style, and an enthusiasm to learn and share new knowledge. Preferably you will have experience in some cross-disciplinary and collaborative working, along with planning & project management skills.
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.
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 4671.
Closing date for receipt of applications: 30 November 2023