Postdoctoral researcher on Co-Design in Healthcare and Wellness at Aalto University, Finland

Department of Design, Aalto ARTS, Finland
Application closes on February 22, 2020

Department of Design is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to join the Accessible Magnetic Resonance Imaging – AMRI project in Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

The position is located at Department of Design research groups ENCORE and INUSE

We are looking for a:
Postdoctoral Researcher on Co-Design in Healthcare and Wellness

Department of Design is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to join the Accessible Magnetic Resonance Imaging – AMRI project in Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. The applicant will join the team at Aalto to conduct research and support the coordination of the project. The selected candidate will be working with associate professor Severi Uusitalo (PI), associate professor Tuuli Mattelmäki and senior university lecturer Antti Salovaara and other colleagues at department research teams.
AMRI project is a three-year project funded by Technology Industries’ Future Makers instrument. The project is led by assistant professor Ilkka Laakso in Aalto ELEC, and the project focuses on studying and developing a novel MRI concept and technology. The post-doctoral position and focus will be in human-centered design research within the context of health and well-being.

Work duties:
The main duties involved in this post-doctoral position are related to the conduct of Department of Design research activities within AMRI project. AMRI project’s research addresses some main contemporary wellbeing challenges – namely ageing of population and obesity, but also that of accessible diagnostics. The project focuses on innovative, flexible and accessible solutions of medical imaging in professional healthcare context and as a consumer service. The main focus of Department of Design work package is to ensure that the concept is a human-friendly technology-service solution. The work-package focuses on identifying and specifying requirements, restrictions and objectives of use cases, as well as contextual matters guiding the development of technology and service system. Design exploration and iterative prototyping are applied as a process to experiment, evaluate and communicate, and to guide the development of technologies and services. The interaction between this and other work-packages will be continuous and co-creative throughout the project.

Duration:
36 months, full-time

Applications:
The applications should be submitted via the Apply now button below by 22.2.2020.
If you wish to hear more about the position, you can contact Severi Uusitalo; severi.uusitalo(at)aalto.fi. In questions related to the recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Elisa Utriainen; elisa.utriainen(at)aalto.fi.

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