Open Position:

Research Scientist

Open Position:

Research Scientist

About Position
Employment position: Full-time with benefits offered
Salary: Dependent on Qualifications
Date Posted: Open
Location: Cleveland, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio, Northern Virginia, Orlando, FL, or San Antonio, TX. Travel required.
The Research Scientist applies principles of cognitive psychology, industrial-organization psychology, adult learning, and/or expertise development to perform applied research in human performance, training system design/development, and assessment. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience conducting research and developing solutions in the areas of cognitive metrics development or adaptive training, preferably in the Government setting. Must be a U.S. citizen and eligible for a security clearance. Relocation assistance is not available for this position. 
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Specific duties include:
•    Conduct applied research studies in operational (military) environments based on the understanding of human cognitive performance, organizational structures, team dynamics, and individual behaviors.
•    Analyze user or customer needs and identify research programs to fill gaps or requirements.
•    Formulate and implement research plans with human participants in naturalistic settings.
•    Conduct cognitive task analysis, lead interviews and facilitate focus groups with user and domain experts to elicit knowledge. 
•    Plan, prepare, and conduct assessments of human performance, such as training effectiveness evaluations or development of cognitive metrics.
•    Lead small project teams and mentor junior researchers.
•    Maintain relationships with customer agencies and individual customers. 
•    Conduct presentations on research findings for clients and at research meetings.
•    Prepare and present scientific papers and technical reports to clients and at professional conferences.
•    Develop new business through networking and proposal writing.
•    Collaborate with the research staff to conceptualize and/or propose new or follow-on research efforts.
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Required Qualifications:
•    Qualified candidates will hold a minimum of a Master’s Degree in applied psychology, education, or a related discipline from an accredited institution. 
•    Experience in applied research in two or more of the following areas: development of expertise; adult learning; military training systems; modeling and simulation; psychological research methods; and assessment of human cognitive performance.
•    Experience collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams made up researchers, engineers, technologists, and subject matter experts.
•    Grasp of current scientific literature in one or more domain related to human cognitive performance.
•    At a minimum, functional understanding of statistics and psychometric data analysis.
•    The ability to use the scientific method to conduct applied research using qualitative and quantitative data.
•    The ability to communicate research objectives, plans, and findings in professional settings to other scientists.  
•    The ability to collaborate on innovative research and product development with other high-performing scientists and engineers.
•    The ability to communicate research and product development in writing in the form of technical reports and peer-reviewed publications. 
•    Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
•    Ability to work effectively as a team or individually in a virtual environment. 
•    Ability to work effectively as a team leader or a team member.
•    Comfortable working with ambiguity and new concepts in innovative and rapidly changing environments.
•    Proven record of strong research, analysis, and synthesis skills. 
•    Exceptional organization skills and a keen attention to detail.
•    Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office products, especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
•    Experience with research and training in a military setting.
•    Must be willing and able to travel, including an occasional weekend.
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Preferred Qualifications:
•    Familiarity with or work experience in metrics development, modeling & simulation, instructional system design, or learning technologies.
•    Experience with cognitive task analysis or other structured interview methods.

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