Interaction Design for Maritime Navigation Vacancy

Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate – Interaction Design for Maritime Navigation
University of Bristol Interaction and Graphics group and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

Closing date for applications is 30 May 2013.
Interviews will be held around 7 June 2013.

Are you looking for a challenging role within a dynamic and ambitious team who are world leaders in marine navigation and interaction design?

Under the co-supervision of Dr David Coyle, and working with Prof. Sriram Subramanian, the successful candidate will

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deliver a Knowledge Transfer Project in partnership with the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). Maritime transport is the lifeblood of the world economy and the UKHO provides nautical charts of the world’s oceans and ports, and navigational services to the Royal Navy and merchant marine markets. It is currently the world’s leading provider of navigational products, both paper and digital, to the global merchant marine fleet. The aim of this project is to design the next-generation of digital navigational tools and services to enhance the safety and efficiency of maritime transport.

The postholder will possess a First class or 2.1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Psychology, Design or another relevant discipline and preferably an MSc or PhD level postgraduate degree in HCI or Interaction Design. Applicants should have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and an aptitude for written and verbal communication. They must be self-motivated and able to work to deadlines whilst maintaining accuracy and an eye for detail.

An understanding of design and evaluation approaches is essential. In particular, the candidate should have experience of qualitative data analysis, as well as design and prototyping skills, and a willingness to conduct field studies of maritime technologies.

This position is based at the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office in Taunton and will provide an ambitious and committed candidate with invaluable personal and career development opportunities. This is funded initially for 21 months and the salary will range from £25k to 28k per annum, depending on experience.

Knowledge Transfer Projects are specifically aimed at supporting training and personal development. Significant time (10%) is there available for these purposes and a personal development budget of up to £3,500 is available with the approval of the supervisors. The successful candidate may also choose to register as a PhD candidate with the University of Bristol.

For further details about the vacancy and to apply online, please go to and search for job number ACAD100315. Please include in your application a CV as well as examples of previous work in interface design and evaluation.

For informal enquiries or if you would like further information please contact Dr David Coyle (

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