Research Fellow in Human Factors of Vehicle Automation

University of Leeds - Faculty of Environment

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in psychology/behavioural sciences/human factors? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

The Human Factors and Safety Research Group at the Institute for Transport Studies is looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual who is interested in contributing to a portfolio of current research projects which seeks to understand both the human factors opportunities and challenges of automated vehicles.

Working closely with this world-leading team on both European and UK-funded projects and with access to the Institute's world-leading Driving Simulator Suite, you will be encouraged to develop your own research portfolio in this area, linked to currently funded projects. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside and collaborate with external stakeholders and industry partners including Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).

With a PhD (or close to completion) in psychology/human factors/driver behaviour, you will also have a background in behavioural sciences and strong numerical and analytical skills with experience of SPSS, MATLAB and R in addition to a track record of successful, high quality publications.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Natasha Merat, Research Group Leader for Human Factors and Safety

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6614, email:

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

School/Institute: Institute for Transport Studies

Working Time: 100%

Contract Type: Fixed Term (3 years due to the need for specialist skills for a limited period)

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