Research Assistant/Associate

Imperial College London

Job description
Job summary

The Dyson School of Design Engineering is a leader in research on the design of technologies that support health and wellbeing. The youngest of all Engineering schools at Imperial College, its research has consistently been ranked among the highest, and its teaching quality was rated as excellent in a previous national assessment. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Assistant to perform user-research and design an app for supporting people with Dementia and their carers in Peru. The Research Associate will be working with Professor Rafael Calvo and Prof Chris Butler (Medicine). 

Duties and responsibilities

The role will combine strong design expertise, participatory design and qualitative methods from psychology and human-computer interaction. Industry experience will be preferred. 

Essential requirements

The successful applicant will have a MSc (or equivalent) in design engineering, innovation design engineering, human computer interaction, or a related area, and will have design experience.  Excellent quantitative research experience is needed and experience in designing mobile apps, and/or conversational agents are strongly desirable.  

You must have excellent communication skills and be able to organise your own work with minimal supervision, and to prioritise work to meet deadlines.  

All applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English.   

Please refer to the Job Description for a full list of essential and desired requirements. 

Further information

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range: £36,070 to £41,388 per annum. 

Please apply via our website, reference number ENG02643.

Please complete and upload an application form as directed. 

Applications must include: 

  • A college application form 
  • A full CV, with a list of all publications 
  • A 2-page research statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above post and a portfolio if available. 

Questions about the role can be directed to Prof Rafael Calvo, [email protected].  

For queries regarding the application process, please contact Monika Delczyk, [email protected] . 

Closing date: 19/06/2023

Interviews: in person  

Prospective commencement: to be agreed with a successful candidate 


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