Job Vacancies

Design for Health and Wellbeing Lab (DHWLab)

School of Art + Design

Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies

  • Full-time, Fixed Term.
  • 2 positions available
  • Based in Auckland

The Design for Health and Wellbeing Lab (DHWLab) is a new dynamic research collaboration between AUT University and the Auckland District Health Board (ADHB). The aims of the Lab include establishing and developing a community of interdisciplinary design-led research to developing products, services, systems and experiences for improved health and wellbeing of our population.

Two fixed term positions are available for Research Assistants/Designers to undertake design-led research to support the aims and objectives of the lab.

  • Product/Spatial/Graphic design
  • Conduct primary qualitative research
  • Contribute to data collection; this may include help with recruitment and management of research participants, conducting fieldwork, processing data (fieldnotes, transcriptions) and literature reviews.
  • Contribute to data analysis.
  • Produce reports of the work conducted in both written and spoken forms.
  • Develop understanding of how design tools and processes work to create potential for innovation
  • Participate in multi-person, multi-disciplinary research and development projects involving designers, researchers, clinicians, and administration staff from AUT and ADHB.
  • Other research related work as required

The successful applicants will work in partnership with others in the lab to carry out design projects, tasks and activities associated with the DHWLab. Applicants must be able to multi-task, be flexible in their working hours and have excellent interpersonal skills. A postgraduate (masters or higher) qualification in appropriate design-led research is required:

  • A background in one of the following areas: Graphic/Communication Design, Spatial Design, Product Design.  A Masters degree is preferred.
  • Understanding of Ethnographic / Design research.
  • Self-motivated but also have ability to provide meaningful contributions and work well in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

For general enquiries about these positions, please contact;

DWHLab co-director Dr Stephen Reay(email: 09 9219999 xt 6719)

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