Human Factors Research Assistant (maternity cover)

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)

The NDCN Critical Care Research Group is currently undertaking a number of research projects which include the design, development, and assessment of wearable monitoring devices and electronic interfaces. This role will focus on two projects (ASPIRE & HAVEN) based at the Kadoorie Centre for Critical Care Research and Education at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.


You will work under the overall supervision of the Human Factors Research Scientist but will be expected to work closely with the academic clinicians, researchers, engineers, and software developers working in the team. You will be required to apply your knowledge of human factors tools and methods to the design, development, and testing of visual systems which will combine information from several sources and present meaningful data to users. Although much of the work will be office based, you may be expected to visit patients both in hospital and in their own homes.


Although this advert is for a Grade 7, a less experienced candidate may be appointed at Grade 6 (£28,660 - £34,189 p.a. pro-rata for part-time), with a commensurate adjustment in selection criteria, responsibilities and duties. To be considered at Grade 6, you must hold a first degree, together with relevant experience relating to the projects, including knowledge of a variety of human factors data gathering methods, particularly profiling, use-case scenario definitions, task analysis, and monitoring delivery against requirements. To be considered at Grade 7, you must hold a PhD in a relevant area or have certified evidence of postgraduate experience in Quality Improvement, Change Management, or Improvement Science. Evidence of application of Human Factors tools within the healthcare setting will prove beneficial.


Excellent communication skills and the ability to work flexibly with regards to duties and hours worked in order to meet goals is essential. You will be required to manage your own activities with a proven history of meeting deadlines and problem-solving. Experience of contributing to research publications will also prove beneficial.


The post is full-time or part-time (minimum 0.4FTE) for a fixed-term until the 30 June 2019 in the first instance.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 18 January 2019 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-138432

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