• 05-Mar-2019 to 04-May-2019 (EST)
  • PAT
  • Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

The Research Scientist will contribute to the Warfighter Program supporting AFRL/RHA. The Warfighter program provides the Air Force with a wide range of research into advanced technologies to improve training effectiveness.


The successful candidate will support the development, implementation, and execution of a training research program, assessing human performance and the training effectiveness of multi-device, multi-level fidelity networked simulation systems, address issues related to determining the appropriate knowledge and skills to be trained, and identify alternative training techniques or technologies best suited to enhancing learning in a complex environment.  The successful candidate will be able to work effectively with a multi-disciplinary team of software engineers to identify requirements for research databases, with subject matter experts to identify training system requirements, with military personnel to understand the domain and collect training research data, and other researchers to design studies, collect and analyze data, and report results.

The Research Scientist will perform all aspects of research administration including, but not limited to:

  • Preparation and administration of research tools
  • Data collection and entry
  • Working with large, iterative databases
  • Performing/interpreting statistical data analysis
  • Documenting research results through technical reports and papers



  • US Citizenship
  • Must be enrolled in or having completed a Master's Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or in a related discipline (e.g., Applied Psychology, Human Factors Psychology, Educational Psychology, etc.).
  • Minimum of 1.5 years' experience working in a research lab setting.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting literature reviews and creating annotated bibliographies.
  • Must be proficient in SPSS or equivalent statistical and data analysis programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in report writing and publishing journal articles.
  • Must be detail-oriented, a self-starter, have the ability to multi-task, possess excellent interpersonal communications skills, and have outstanding organizational skills.



  • Previous experience collaborating with software engineers and subject matter experts in Human System Integration related projects.
  • Demonstrated experience with statistics and relevant analyses for research in applied domains.
  • Previous experience working on projects for the military.
  • Familiarity with one or more common programming languages (Python, R, C++, C, Java, JavaScript, etc.)


All applicants selected will be subject to a background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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