Research Fellow in Industrial Psychology and Human Factors

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: Contract
Deadline: 24 Jan 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 £33,809 to £35,693 per annum

About the Role

The Centre for Structures, Assembly and Intelligent Automation integrates engineering and social science research to advance human-robot collaboration in industry. Its Industrial Psychology and Human Factors research group requires a post-doctoral Research Fellow to join the team. This role will primarily require human analysis research in our exciting human-robot interaction studies but will also involve wider human factors contributions and activities, including teaching and student supervision.

About You

You will be educated to doctoral level in a Human Factors, Psychology, or related topic with social science research methods / analysis as a major thesis component. You will have experience and demonstrated competence in research design and applying qualitative and quantitative methods. You will also be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, both orally and in written work, and ideally have experience in authoring / publishing high quality research papers. 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.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Sarah Fletcher, Senior Research Fellow by emailing

Apply online now . Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: . Please quote reference number 3817.

Closing date for receipt of applications:   24 January 2022.

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