Senior Research Assistant in HF-AUTO

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:  £39,603
Full Time, Fixed Term (3 years, start date 01/11/2013)
Closing Date:  Saturday 05 October 2013
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  288713AT

The Transportation Research Group is one of the UK’s longest established and leading centres for engineering-related transport teaching and research and is looking for a Senior Research Assistant  for the Human Factors of Vehicle Automation Project (HF-Auto project). 

The HF-AUTO project is funded by a Marie Curie Initial Training Network (Marie Curie ITN), with seven partners throughout Europe. All partners are advertising for a total of 14 positions in the project “HFAuto: Human Factors of Automated Driving”. The role will involve the study of driver awareness and arousal during long monotonous monitoring of automation whilst being transported in a platoon and assessing driver states such as vigilance, situation awareness, trust, locus of control, and satisfaction/acceptance.  

With an MSc degree or equivalent, you will also need to specialise in one of the following fields: human factors, ergonomics, cognitive psychology, artificial intelligence, human-machine interface design, cognitive modelling, automotive technology, driver assistance systems, control theory, transport modelling, and safety analysis. You will also be expected to register to undertake a PhD.

Please note that this Marie Curie scheme is funded by the European Commission who have set specific eligibility criteria for this vacancy. Please see the attached document which outlines the European Commission’s requirements for eligibility (section III. 1 – for the European Commission’s definition of an Early stage researcher and 111. 3). 

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For further information on Marie Curie schemes and the HF-Auto project please visit:

For informal enquiries, please contact Prof Neville Stanton at

The closing date for this post is 5 October 2013. Please apply online through or alternatively telephone 023 8059 2507 for an application form. Please quote reference number 288713AT on all correspondence.

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