Research Associate in HCI

at the UCL Interaction Centre (ref:1389779)

Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £32,375- £39,132 per annum (pro rata)

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate to work as part of a multidisciplinary group within the CHI+MED project. CHI+MED (Computer-Human Interaction for Medical Devices) is an EPSRC-funded project to improve the safety of interactive (programmable) medical devices, such as infusion pumps.  By understanding more about device design and human factors, medical errors can be reduced thus saving lives.

The position is based at the UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/uclic) of University College London. UCLIC is a Centre of Excellence in Human-Computer Interaction drawing its members from both Computer Science Departments and the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences.

Under the supervision of Dr Anna Cox, the post holder will be involved in the design and running of experimental studies that investigate multi-tasking and interruptions and their influence on human error.  The post holder will also contribute to the dissemination of the research through publications in academic conferences and journal papers as well as demonstration at academic and public events.

Applicants should have obtained a BSc in Psychology (or a related subject) and have, or be near to completion of, a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction.  Ideal candidates will have experience in experimental design, and in investigating multitasking and interruptions.  They should have demonstrated potential for excellent research (e.g., as evidenced by a good publication track record as appropriate to career stage) and the capability and motivation to collaborate within an interdisciplinary research group with people from the various disciplines involved in this project.

Salary is at Grade 7 Scale point 29 (£32,375 per annum) inclusive of London Allowance.  The post is available part time (0.5 FTE) with immediate effect.  This part-time position is funded for 12 months in the first instance, however, working on a full time basis will be considered in which case the funding period will be reduced accordingly.

To apply, visit the vacancy page at
and click the "Apply Now" button.  A Job Description and Person Specification can be accessed via the "Further Information" link at the bottom of that page.  Further information about the project can be found at http://www.chi-med.ac.uk .  Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Dr Anna Cox (anna.cox@ucl.ac.uk, tel: +44(0)20 7679 0687).  Enquiries about the application process can be made to Dr Richard Young (r.m.young@ucl.ac.uk).

Closing date: 3 January 2014
Interviews around 10th January

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