Job: Postdoc researcher in HCI for remote patient care project in Ireland

The Centre for Affective Solutions for Ambient Living Awareness (CASALA) at Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland are seeking to hire a postdoctoral researcher in Human Computer Interaction, full-time, for a 12-month project, with potential for extension for one further year. This project is an academic-industry collaboration being undertaken with Fujitsu Ireland and University College Dublin as partners.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The main goal of the project is to design, deploy and evaluate health and wellness technologies to support clinicians in remotely monitoring their patients. The postdoc will work closely with clinicians to design appropriate interfaces and visualisations of patient data, ultimately helping clinicians to make more informed decisions about their patients. A large part of the role will involve managing a study that follows older adult patients home from hospital. Sensing and interactive technologies will be deployed to monitor patients’ wellbeing and this data will be returned to clinicians through interfaces that have been designed.

The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary team of researchers, including designers, data analysts, engineers and clinicians.

The main duties of the postdoc will be to

  • Conduct requirements gathering with target end users, including clinicians and older adults.
  • Contribute to the design interfaces that will be simple to use, intuitive and will encourage adoption and usage.
  • Manage a study involving clinicians and patients using these technologies. Evaluate experiences and examine issues including usability, motivations, behavior change.
  • Conduct statistical analysis on findings.
  • Contribute to reports and publications on the research programme.
  • Work in a multidisciplinary academic-industry team.

The postdoctoral researcher will be based between Dundalk Institute of Technology and the project team’s base in Glasnevin, Dublin.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • A PhD or equivalent level of experience (including research experience) in Human Computer Interaction, Interaction Design or a related discipline.
  • Previous work in User Experience, design, evaluation.
  • Statistical analysis skills.
  • A track record in publishing in the area.
  • Ability to lead a research project.
  • Strong spoken and written communication skills.

DESIRABLE:

  • Experience in working with design of health and wellness technologies and with clinical professionals or patient user groups.

Salary: €42,394 – 44,930 for Researchers currently employed in the public sector (commensurate with experience) €41,630 for new entrants.

Application forms and Job Descriptions may be accessed on the DKIT on-line e-Recruitment system. No other form of application will be accepted. Further information is available on the Institute website www.dkit.ie and Euraxess.

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 12 noon on Friday 05 September 2014. Late applications are not accepted.

Dundalk Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Informal enquiries should be made to:

Dr. Julie Doyle
Research Fellow, CASALA , Dundalk Institute of Technology, Co. Louth, Ireland

Email: julie.doyle@casala.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)42 9370497
Web: www.casala.ie

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