Research Fellow in Human Factors of Aviation

University of Southampton - Transportation Group

You will join the team in Aviation Human Factors with academic and commercial partners, as part of the Innovate UK "Open Flight Deck" project.

The Open Flight Deck project will address the needs of the future aviation environment by developing an open (non-proprietary, accessible, 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 and integrate: new crew aids to optimise flight crew work load; improve situational awareness to address extended safe aircraft operations; and integrate new and existing applications to add functionality, simplify the flight deck, reduce error potential, and harness big data.

Throughout the project, consideration of Human Factors aspects of new technology solutions will inform decisions and design.

You will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in human factors or related discipline: psychology, ergonomics, or HMI. You will also have experience of statistical data analysis.

The post is fixed-term for 28 months due to funding restrictions.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Neville Stanton ( and Dr Katie Plant (

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 Matt Saxby (Recruitment Team) on +44(0) 23 8059 3462. Please quote reference  on all correspondence.

Further details:

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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