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Research Fellow in Human Factors of Vehicle Automation (2 posts)

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 two main currently funded projects: HumanDrive ( and L3Pilot ( You will also have the opportunity to work alongside and collaborate with external stakeholders and industry partners.

With a PhD (or close to completion) in behavioural sciences or engineering, you will have strong numerical, programming 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
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  Institute for Transport Studies
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £32,548 to £38,833 p.a.
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (one post is for 24 months and one post for 12 months due to external funding)
Release Date:  Friday 11 May 2018
Closing Date:  Wednesday 13 June 2018
Reference:  ENVTR1065
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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