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Research Fellow in Human Factors of Aviation

Civil, Maritime & Environmental Engineering

Location:  Boldrewood Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 31/07/2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 24 November 2019
Interview Date:   Monday 09 December 2019
Reference:  1173619DA-R

The Open Flight Deck project is working with partners in GE Aviation, BAE SYSTEMS, Rolls Royce, Coventry University and the University of Southampton.  It is addressing the needs of future aircraft platforms by developing an open, accessible and standardised avionic platform for the flight deck, which supports the introduction of new technologies, software applications and peripheral devices. Within the open flight deck framework the project will also develop new crew aids to both optimise flight crew work load and improve situational awareness to extend safe aircraft operations, as well as integrate new and existing applications to; add functionality, simplify the flight deck, reduce error potential and harness big data opportunities.  The post will involve the analysis of data and contributing to stakeholder reports and publications. You will work with academic and commercial partners, as part of the OFD project. 

It is essential you have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualification and experience in Human Factors or a related discipline e.g. Psychology, ergonomics, human factors or human computer interaction and have experience in at least one of the following: psychology, human factors and ergonomics, statistical data analysis. You will demonstrate the ability to work effectively within a team.

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

This post is full time fixed-term until 31/07/2020, to cover maternity leave. 

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Vicky Banks or Dr Craig Allison

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 1173619DA-R on all correspondence.

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The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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