Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Human-Computer Interaction / Psychology

University of Dundee - Health Sciences

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties
23 months.

As a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with expertise in Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction Cyber Psychology or a related field, you will work on 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:

The TAPESTRY project aims to investigate, develop and demonstrate transformational new technologies to enable people, businesses and digital services to connect safely online, exploiting the complex "tapestry" of multi-modal signals woven by their everyday digital interactions. It will deliver completely new ways of determining or engendering trust online, and enable users and businesses to make better decisions about who to trust online. The project brings together expertise in socio-digital interaction and psychology (University of Dundee); multi-modal signal processing, machine learning, Cyber Security and 5G technologies (University of Surrey); and interaction design (Northumbria University).

You will develop and test new theories around the establishment of trust in online contexts, with a focus on how it is informed by social identities and social norms. You will have expertise in the application of both qualitative and quantitative approaches – for example, through focus groups and surveys. Knowledge of social identities, social norms, trust and online behaviour is highly desirable.

Please see job description (available on the university's web site accessed by the apply button below) for full details.

Summary of Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Essential requirements include

  • PhD in Psychology or Human-Computer Interaction, or similar subject.
  • Demonstrable expertise in the development and use of qualitative and quantitative methods (e.g. focus groups, surveys).
  • Publication track record in internationally recognised peer-viewed conferences or journals.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Willingness to communicate with colleagues across disciplinary boundaries.

College / School / Directorate Information
You will be based in Prof Wendy Moncur’s ( interdisciplinary research group, which focuses on lived human experience in a digital age. The group operates across the School of Nursing & Health Sciences and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. Your expertise will complement existing expertise in the group in Human-Computer Interaction, e-Health, Design, Computer Science, and Digital Anthropology.

Additional Information
The University of Dundee is a diverse community and is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment.  We have family friendly policies (including flexible working and childcare vouchers), staff groups for LGBT and BME; and prayer room facilities.

The University of Dundee has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award (Athena Swan) which recognises the promotion of gender equality and has made further commitment to advancing inclusive culture which supports and encourages all under-represented groups.

The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096.

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