Vacancy ID:
2822
Location:
Leicester
Department:
Informatics
Vacancy terms:
Full Time, Fixed Term for 2 years
Salary details:
Grade 7 £34,804 to £35,845 per annum
Hours per week:
37.5
15 Apr 2021
About the role

 

Personalised Space Technology Exercise Platform (P-STEP) is an exciting innovation project funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) and University of Leicester to develop a state of the art, clinically guided, exercise advice app incorporating real time environmental air pollution data, designed for people with long term health conditions.  The project is led and will be delivered by an interdisciplinary team from across the University, including specialists working in informatics, health and clinical sciences, earth observation and air quality, and psychology and user engagement.  This two-year project will lead to the development of a prototype app-based system which could lead to a step change in our ability to prescribe and monitor beneficial exercise in urban environments for patients with long term conditions.  P-STEP has potential to make a significant positive impact on the health and quality of life of huge number of patients.

As Research Associate in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) you will contribute to the design, development and evaluation of the mobile app for the project P-STEP by drawing on specific expertise and experience in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).  You will work intensively with the other members of P-STEP App Development Team (WP3000).

About you
You will hold a postgraduate degree in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) or have equivalent work experience. You will be able to demonstrate expertise and experience in developing Android mobile apps and developing Augmented Reality features in mobile apps. You will also have strong knowledge and skills in gamification approaches for user engagement and user-based studies, including requirements analysis and evaluation.
  
With a proven analytical and problem solving capability, you will be pro-active and be motivated by working toward the emergence of new understanding within the field. You'll be a strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, being able to work comfortably in a collaborative environment and independently.
 
For more information on the role and its responsibilities please see the Job Summary Form. 
Additional information

Informal queries are welcome and can be made to Professor Effie Law on lcl9@leicester.ac.uk or Dr Artur Boronat on artur.boronat@leicester.ac.uk. 

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.


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