Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Human-Computer Interaction

City, University of London - School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering - Department of Computer Science

Background
City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow in Human-Computer Interaction on dminr (https://digitalnewsinitiative.com/dni-projects/dminr), a research project funded by the Google Digital News Initiative (DNI). dminr is a collaboration between the Centre for HCI Design (HCID) and the Digital Information Initiative (DII) research group in the Department of Journalism at City, University of London. dminr will involve the research, design and evaluation of a Web-based data mining tool to support journalists making new and useful connections between public data sources. This is a fixed term role until December 2019.

Responsibilities
The Research Fellow will plan, conduct, present and publish research on dminr. This will involve understanding the current and future verification requirements of investigative journalists to provide accurate and original news stories; designing wireframe prototypes of the dminr tool which aims to better support news verification. Based on those requirements, they will take a leading role in the interface and interaction design of the tool as well as in the planning and conducting lab and field-based user evaluations of the tool.

Person Specification
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction or a related subject (or expect to submit by end of February 2018), have experience in user-centred design and evaluation of wireframe prototypes. They will have Publication experience in high-quality HCI conferences/journals as well as experience in qualitative data collection and analysis.

Additional Information
City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 11.59pm 26 January 2018.

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity.

Academic excellence for business and the professions.

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