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Job Title: Investigator and Human Factors Specialitst
Job Number: AFRL-02
Organization: Air Force Research Laboratory
Posted: 7/29/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Behavioral Science
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Wright Patterson AFB,  OH    USA
Compensation: Negotiable
Position Description: This position serves as an investigator and human factors specialist that plans, initiates, conducts, manages, and coordinates sponsored basic and applied research that are essential to the Air Force in the broad area of human-machine interaction as primarily applied to unmanned systems. This position is responsible for advancing theoretical foundational knowledge related to human-machine interaction, as well as developing and evaluating prototype controls, displays, and decision aids/intelligent agents that support human operators and intelligent machines collaborating as teammates to jointly problem solve and complete mission-related tasks in future unmanned systems.

Primary Responsibilities • Provides human factors expertise in conceiving, implementing, and executing experimental evaluations of methodologies and prototype human-machine teaming interfaces and decisions aids to inform the design of hardware/software components for unmanned systems. • Researches, analyzes, and synthesizes mission requirements, precedent applications, and human factors issues, to establish critical human-machine teaming requirements. Conceives, manages, and conducts laboratory experiments that assess technologies and concepts that address those requirements. • Works as a member of multi- disciplinary teams (computer scientists, cognitive scientists, and hardware engineers), communicating requirements and coordinating implementation of prototype control/display interfaces, intelligent agent supported decision aids, and apparatus/methodologies required for usability and formal evaluations. • Communicates effectively with others, both orally and in writing, in performing research, writing clear and concise products, and delivering written and/or verbal presentations for decision- making purposes and to communicate research methodology and findings. Publishes in peer- review forums and presents technical papers at professional conferences. • Reviews technical literature and coordinates with other government agencies, industry and academia to ensure that full advantage is taken of existing knowledge in the area of human-machine interaction/teaming and design/evaluation of supportive controls, displays, and decision aids. Establishes liaisons with other human factors experts and maintains working relationships with managers and executives within the Air Force and industry.

Qualifications: PhD or Master's in Ergonomics, Human Engineering, Human Behavior Computer Engineering or related.

Organization Description: Air Force Research Laboratory: AFRL is a global technical enterprise, leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space, and cyberspace force. With a workforce of more than 10,000 across nine technical directorates and 40 other operations across the globe, the Air Force Research Laboratory provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology that range from fundamentally to advanced research and technology development.

Closing Date: 10/29/2018
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Contact Name: Kim Haskins,  Investigator and Human Factors Specialitst
Contact Location:

Fairborn   OH  45324
United States
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  Fairborn   OH  45324
  United States
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