Job offer available in Scotland Research Fellow (Human-Computer Interaction/ Psychology/ Trust/ Related Fields) at University of Dundee

Regarded as one of the top Art and Design colleges in the UK, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) continues to be at the forefront of creativity and innovation – both on a local and global platform. With world-wide credibility for first-class teaching and research, a plethora of accolades and a proud tradition of producing graduates who go on to be experts in their field, DJCAD offers a strong academic and creative culture that supports and encourages personal development in teaching and scholarship.

We are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join us as a Research Fellow to carry out predominantly quantitative research with a focus on online trust.

The post is part of the project “TAPESTRY: Trust, Authentication and Privacy over a DeCentralised Social Registry”, funded by the RCUK Digital Economy programme. Full details of the project are available here.

Your priorities will include:

  • Design and run quantitative studies (e.g. online surveys) and experiments on online trust and behaviour.
  • Analyse results using standard software packages.
  • Evaluate transformational new technologies to support online trust, which are being developed within the TAPESTRY project.
  • Contribute to impact activities with stakeholders from industry and government.
  • Work to an agreed project plan.

Please see the attached job description for full details of the duties associated with this role.

Who we’re looking for:

Essential Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Demonstrable expertise in experimental design, and the development and use of quantitative methods.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • PhD in Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction, CyberPsychology, Trust or similar subject. Applicants who have submitted their PhD and are awaiting their viva will be considered. Applicants with an MSc and a strong track record of conducting relevant empirical research will also be considered.
  • Willingness to communicate with colleagues across disciplinary boundaries.

Please see the attached person specification for further details of the skills and experience required for this role.

We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others. Conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee – an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology. We also have campuses at Ninewells Hospital and in Kirkcaldy which are easily accessible via local transport links.

For further information about this position please contact Wendy Moncur (wmoncur@dundee.ac.uk) if you would like to discuss the position, marking your email “TAPESTRY Postdoc Enquiry”. 

The closing date for applications is 16 May 2019.

The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee one of the top universities in the UK. Family friendly policies, staff support networks for BME and LGBT staff, membership of Athena SWAN and Stonewall, as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.

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