EPSRC Research Studentship

Human-Computer Interaction VESSEL Project (Village e-science for Life)

Bursary £12,300 pa incl.Three year post

Ref: PHD

We are seeking a postgraduate research student to join the VESSEL Project (Village e-science for Life) a EPSRC-funded research project commencing in October 2006. The aim of VESSEL is to explore and develop participatory methods for developing novel solutions for ICT in rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa, with particular emphasis upon the educational barriers. The initial normal place of work will be the Slough Campus but you will have the opportunity to spend some periods distributed over the project life within an African context, as well as site visits to Kenya. You should have a good BSc or MSc degree in a computing discipline with a significant HCI component. You should also have a keen interest in understanding African cultures and knowledge of KisSwahili would be an advantage.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Lynne Dunckley (Lynne.Dunckley@tvu.ac.uk) or Dr. Jose Abdelnour-Nocera (Jose.Abdelnour-Nocera@tvu.ac.uk) In return, TVU offers you the benefits of a final salary pension scheme, excellent financially supported development opportunities and generous holiday entitlement.

For further details and an application form, please contact www.tvu.ac.uk/vacancies or the Human Resources Department on 020 8231 2321 (24 hour voicemail) or e-mail hr@tvu.ac.uk quoting the appropriate reference number.

Closing date for the post: 3 November 2006.

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