Job vacancy: Research Associate in Human Factors

Location: London
Full-time, fixed term for one year

Job summary

The NIHR London In-vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (previously known as the NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-Operative London), is a NIHR-funded infrastructure for evidence generation aimed at medical diagnostics, a partnership between Imperial College and Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust. Professor George Hanna leads the NIHR London IVD. We work closely with industrial partners, clinicians and methodologists. We utilise a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods to achieve efficient evidence generation designed to support the eventual adoption of technologies, in particular point of care devices.

Duties and responsibilities

As Research Associate you will undertake applied research using the core methodologies of the NIHR London IVD. These include systems analysis, usability evaluation, stakeholder interviews and process mapping. This research may involve some travel. You will be working in an expanding and dynamic group carrying out multi-disciplinary research. You will be expected to submit publications to peer reviewed journals and to work with others to attract external research funding.

Essential requirements

A PhD or equivalent in human factors, psychology, sociology, engineering design or healthcare research (e.g. research nurse, medical researcher) is required. At Research Assistant level, a good undergraduate degree or MSc will be considered. You will have proven experience in qualitative and/or quantitative research and methods and an appreciation of statistical procedures. Your experience will cover dealing with sponsors, funding bodies or the like and a record of high-quality publications in international peer-reviewed journals.

Further information

This post is full-time, fixed term for one year in the first instance. Job reference: MED01521

Should you have any queries please contact Professor Peter Buckle For more details, visit

Closing date: 8 December 2019