Secondment opportunity: You Understood Ltd

Are you a PhD student or post-doctoral researcher interested in digital technology? Would you like to gain experience in the research and development of a mobile app?

Translate MedTech is offering the opportunity to work with You Understood Ltd. They are seeking a PhD student or post-doctoral researcher who is interested in digital technology, and can help research and apply the concept of gamification to their mobile app.

The main focuses of the secondment will be:

1) to assist in identifying research into gamification and digital health that supports their hypothesis that the application of gamification within an app encourages users to invest and maintain the necessary time and effort to gain the maximum benefits for their own mental health

2) to further help define possible methodologies for implementing gamification into an app

This opportunity is available at two days (or 15 hours) per week for two months, starting as soon as possible.

The successful candidate will have an interest in digital technology for good, knowledge of gamification in mobile apps, its advantages and how to implement it, and the skills required to present research to a broad spectrum of team members. A basic understanding of mental healthcare will be useful but not essential.

You Understood Ltd is based in Edinburgh, but you will be expected to work remotely, with team collaboration via video conferencing. There may be potential for face to face group meetings, but this will be entirely dependent on what is permitted by coronavirus restrictions at the time. Funding is available to cover travel and accommodation.



Completed applications should be sent to Mohua Siddique ( by 12pm Monday 29 March.

About You Understood Ltd

You Understood Ltd is a technology startup aiming to improve mental health and wellbeing through the creation of a mobile app. By tracking emotions and using artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide data analytics and intelligent insights back to the user, the app will identify patterns of behaviour and external influences that affect wellbeing. By increasing self-awareness, we hope that users will be better able to make fact-based decisions that will positively impact their emotional health.

If you have any questions, please contact Mohua Siddique.