Job vacancy: Senior Human Factors Researcher

Organisation: Transport Research Laboratory
Location: Wokingham
Salary: Competitive

About The Role

Do you want a career with a prestigious, well-respected organisation where the results of your research will be implemented in the real world? TRL is the UK's Transport Research Laboratory, recognised world-wide for 80 years of evidential research, technical consultancy and impartial advice that contributes to the shaping and forming of transport decisions and policy. Having no shareholders, we are in the enviable position of being able to reinvest our profits back into the business, into our staff, to carry out further research. We want to stretch our staff so that they continue to be excited by their achievements.

The reactions, preferences and behaviour of transport users play a critical role in effective, safe transport system design. By appropriately evaluating user behaviour we provide critical insights to help optimise their transport systems and understand how to encourage behavioural change. TRL’s extensive behavioural science knowledge, specialist testing facilities and independent status make us a research partner of choice and we offer independent practical advice to both government and private sector clients both in the UK and overseas.

We are seeking experienced researchers with knowledge of human factors and simulation to join our lively team. We offer a career in research with constant variety, and which combines sound scientific research with real world implementation.

Key Duties / Responsibilities

You will be involved in a variety of research projects across areas including driver/operator behaviour, vehicle ergonomics, vehicle automation and road safety. Our work includes real time driving simulation, on and off road trials, surveys, reviewing literature, analysis and interpretation - providing innovation to solve our client’s problems and further scientific knowledge in the relevant domains.

Skills & Experience
  • Expertise in experimental design methods and ability to evaluate suitable methodologies for complex research studies.
  • Proven experience of applying both qualitative and quantitative methods in research projects.
  • Experience of conducting user engagement (focus groups, structured interviews, survey design, workshops).
  • Ability to analyse data, identify and interpret trends and mitigate issues.
  • Strong team player who can prioritise work to meet tight deadlines.
  • A good problem solving ability, self-motivation and the enthusiasm to learn and develop proactively.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to present research findings both verbally and in writing to senior level private sector and government clients.
    A graduate degree in Human Factors, Ergonomics or related discipline. Chartered, or working towards chartership.
To apply
Go to the TRL website.