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Researcher in Human-Computer Interaction and Data Visualization

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Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realizing its vision of being a leading global university.


City, University of London is seeking to appoint an excellent researcher to work on the EPSRC-funded “Inclusive Data Visualization for Human-Centred Decision-Making” project.

The project will undertake studies to address a significant gap in knowledge about how people with communication difficulties use data visualization for decision-making and then use that knowledge to design and test new, inclusive visualizations.

Based in the Centre for Human-Computer Interaction Design (HCID), the candidate will work closely with colleagues with expertise in data visualization, aphasia and developmental language disorders.


The successful candidate will undertake studies of how people with communication impairments experience and use data visualizations in personal decision-making, create data visualizations using tools such as JavaScript and Observable Plot, plan and run co-design workshops in collaboration with other project researchers, and undertake accessibility and usability evaluations.

The candidate will also write up results for publication, create and maintain the project web-site and work as a highly-collaborative team member.

Person Specification

We are looking for a candidate with a PhD, or equivalent research experience, in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) or a related subject with a strong HCI component. The ideal candidate will have experience in co-design, in creating data visualizations using a range of packages, in accessibility, in designing and evaluating interactive systems and in qualitative and quantitative research methods. They will have excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

The role is available from December 2023.

Closing date: 2nd October 2023 at 11:59pm.

Interviews are scheduled for 18 October 2023.

For an informal discussion please contact Stephanie Wilson via [email protected]

Where hybrid working can be accommodated, specific arrangements will be agreed with the successful candidate before their start date. Regardless of where colleagues are working, City, University of London’s premises will be their primary and contractual place of work.

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.

We welcome applications regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital status, nationality, pregnancy, race and ethnic origin, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.

City operates a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants.

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