Research Fellow in Industrial Psychology and Human Factors

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: Contract
Deadline: 22 Sep 2022


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

2 Years


Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £35,559 to £39,434 per annum, with potential progression up to £48,855 per annum

About the Role 

The Centre for Structures, Assembly and Intelligent Automation requires a post-doctoral Research Fellow to work in the Industrial Psychology and Human Factors research group. This will primarily involve working on an exciting new research project: ‘Made Smarter Innovation - Research Centre for Smart, Collaborative Industrial Robotics’, working independently as well as with a wider team with researchers from other universities. The role will also require some contributions to teaching and student supervision, and wider academic and human factors opportunities.

About You

You will be educated to doctoral level, or equivalent, in a Human Factors / Social Science topic with experience and demonstrated competence in research design / methods and 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 . 

The School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing (SATM) is a leading provider of postgraduate level engineering education, research and technology support to individuals and organisations. At the forefront of aerospace, manufacturing and transport systems technology and management for over 70 years, we deliver multi-disciplinary solutions to the complex challenges facing industry.

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. Find out about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here . We are currently piloting hybrid working arrangements until April 2022.  This means the majority of our staff are spending between 40% and 60% of their time working from the office where job roles allow.

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, Senior Research Fellow- Industrial Psychology and Human Factors, on (E):

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: . Please quote reference number 4225.

Closing date for receipt of applications:   22 September 2022

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