Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The HumanFIRST Laboratory at the University of Minnesota is inviting applications from interested individuals for a Researcher 3 position in Human Factors Psychology. The primary role of this position will be contributing to sponsored projects by conducting studies of HMI design, usability, simulation, and transportation safety.
Duties/responsibilities: A rough breakdown by % for the job duties is given below: 50% - Assist with conducting experiments 15% - Write documents for publication and prepare for and participate in lab/research meetings 10% - Learn key scientific background and equipment operation protocols for experiments
Responsibilities will include conducting experiments and assisting senior research staff in research activities.
Duties will include:
Data collection and analysis from experiments both in laboratory setting and field testing. In special circumstances (e.g., drowsy driving research), candidates may need to collect data on weekends and/or overnights.
Learn key scientific background and equipment operation protocols for experiments.
Assisting senior research staff with writing technical reports and articles for publication.
Prepare for and participate in research team meetings
Other duties as assigned.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Duration of appointment is dependent on need, research funding, and performance of individual in position. Salary is set by the individual faculty member choosing to hire a candidate but is within University guidelines.
The successful applicant will: (1) possess a BS/BA in Psychology or closely related field at the time of the appointment and (2) have at least two years research experience in the field of Applied Cognitive Psychology, Human Factors or other closely related domain. A combination of education and work experience to equal six (6) years will also be considered.
Previous experience conducting experiments and overseeing participants in applied studies.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in core areas that match the research projects' topics, including usability testing and simulation studies.
Familiar with statistical software (e.g. SPSS) helpful, Evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills is beneficial.
The position requires an individual who is able to work collaboratively in a team setting.
Internal Number: 332418
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