Research Associate/Fellow in Human Computer Interaction (fixed term) SCI421117

University of Nottingham - Computer Science

Location: Jubilee Campus

Salary: £26,495 to £38,833 per annum, (pro rata if offered a job share) depending on skills and experience (minimum £29,799 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

We are looking for a talented, HCI or Ubicomp researcher to contribute to a the EPSRC-funded A-IoT project.

Applications are invited from highly skilled and ambitious researchers with an interest and track record in voice-based Human-Computer Interaction. You should have a PhD or near completion, or equivalent professional qualifications and a track record of publication at international leading venues (e.g. ACM CHI, Ubicomp, CSCW).

The role will involve the making of novel voice interfaces for the IoT. This will include designing, prototyping and conducting user studies of situated interactions ‘in the wild’. The role holder will lead or contribute to designing and building software and hardware prototypes, running and analysing design workshops and field trials, as well as writing up the results for academic publication. The ideal candidate would have experience in the entire process from early prototyping to conducting field trials of deployments in the wild.

The candidate will join an internationally renowned and multi-disciplinary team at the Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham, working in particular with a team of researchers around Dr. Joel Fischer.

The positions relates to the EPSRC-funded A-IoT project in collaboration with industry and leading academics at UCL and the Universities of Southampton. The A-IoT project (“Future Everyday Interaction with the Autonomous Internet of Things”) seeks to investigate the design of interaction mechanisms and user interfaces for a future Autonomous Internet of Things (A-IoT). The A-IoT is a system of interconnected devices that reaches beyond most current incarnations of the IoT to include aspects of autonomy or automation as a key feature. See for more information:

This full time position will be offered on a fixed term contract from 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. The post is open to a job share. 

The School of Computer Science holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award, demonstrating our commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Joel Fischer, tel: 0115 8467592 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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