PhD Research Studentship (3 years) Human Factors/Ergonomics



Faculty of Engineering

As part of an exciting new partnership between the University of Nottingham in the UK and Virginia Tech in the US in the area of Human Factors/Ergonomics, a fully-funded (3 year) PhD studentship is available for a UK/EU/International student.  The student would be based at the University of Nottingham within the Human Factors research group and would spend up to one year at Virginia Tech (either within Industrial Systems Engineering, Computer Science or Virginia Tech Transportation Institute) working on activities that directly contribute towards their PhD topic. Research groups at the two universities are internationally leading in the area of Human Factors/Ergonomics and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).

Specifically, the PhD will consider research questions within one of the following domains of interest to Nottingham and Virginia Tech:

  • Human Factors/HCI methods for everyday design epistemology
  • Transport human factors, including driver behaviour, distraction and use of naturalistic and simulation data
  • Inclusive design, cross-cultural comparisons, generational differences, disability and internationalisation
  • Social technologies for the collection and translation of anthropometric data for design 

Students will normally be expected to hold a first class undergraduate or distinction MSc (or international equivalent) in Human Factors/Ergonomics, or a related subject with clear Human Factors content (e.g. Psychology, Computer Science, Industrial/Product Design, etc.). Students should also be able to demonstrate knowledge and interest in at least one of the above research domains.

The studentship will cover PhD tuition fees and a tax-free stipend for three years for UK/EU/International students. The studentship will start no later than September 2013.

Please direct informal enquiries to Dr Gary Burnett by e-mail to [email protected] or phone +44 (0)115 9514030.

If you are interested in making an application, please contact Dr Burnett directly, (please click the APPLY button below), with a covering letter stating clearly your research interests, how you fulfil the requirements of the studentship, and include a CV and the names and addresses of two academic referees.

Please quote ref. ENG/674.

This studentship will remain open until filled.

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