Friday, December 19, 2014

Human Factors Post-Doc Position at UMTRI

Human Factors Post-Doc Position at UMTRI

Dear STTG Members, 

Please see the job posting for a post-doc research fellow at UMTRI. 
You can also send your application information to Dr. Shan Bao
Please contact Dr. Shan Bao with any further questions regarding this position.

Notice of Open Position

Title:  Research Fellow
Posting Number: 
Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Job Summary

The Human Factors group of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute is seeking an outstanding Post Doctoral Research Fellow for a one-year, renewable appointment.  The Human Factors Group studies the interactions of the driver, the vehicle, and the environment. The underlying rationale for research in this division is that well-designed vehicles and driving environments make the driving task safer, easier, more efficient, and more enjoyable. Research conducted by the Human Factors group ranges from basic to translational in purpose, individual to policy in focus, experimental to simulation in design, utilizing a breadth of research methods, including surveys, qualitative and quantitative data collection, driving simulation and instrumented vehicles using state-of-the-art technologies.
The successful candidate will: 1) author and co-author peer-reviewed publications and presentations at professional meetings; 2) collaborate in ongoing research and new research proposals with faculty; and, 3) help supervise and train undergraduate and graduate students.  Other desirable characteristics include: team player, statistical and data mining skills in data analyzing, writing skills, and experience using traffic, crash, and other sources of public data to address compelling and relevant research questions.
Required Qualifications
Qualifications include a PhD or equivalent in human factors or related area, expertise in driver behavior modeling, knowledge and/or experience relating to different study designs (e.g., mixed models and multivariate regression models), familiar with database SQL ,statistical analysis software such as SAS or R and data mining techniques such as Support Vector Machine or Neural Network, and a history of accomplishments demonstrating the ability to make strong contributions to the scholarly literature.
To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of three people who would be willing to provide a letter of recommendation.  Please submit all materials as a single document in response to this posting ( ) through the University of Michigan jobs portal (
Additional Information

This position offers the opportunity to develop a research program and enhance skills necessary for a successful academic/research career. Extensions are available dependent upon performance and funding.

The quality of life in Ann Arbor is outstanding. The combination of a large, major research university and a small, safe, family-oriented community make Ann Arbor an ideal environment to develop an academic and research career. Ann Arbor also offers an outstanding combination of sports, recreation, and cultural events.

U-M EOE/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Texas Tech University Neuroscience Faculty Position

Texas Tech University Neuroscience Faculty Position

Dear STTG Members,
Please see this Human Factors related job opening in Texas Tech.

Notice of Open Position

Texas Tech University
Department of Psychological Sciences
Open Rank Position in Neuroscience

The Department of Psychological Sciences at Texas Tech University anticipates hiring a neuroscientist to collaborate with a multidisciplinary,  computational neuroimaging group. The successful candidate will employ human neuroimaging as a core methodology but can have a research focus that fits within any subarea of the department including clinical, cognitive, counseling human factors, or social. The appointment will be rank-appropriate to credentials and experience. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a closely related field. Applicants must have a strong, programmatic research focus and are expected to attract extramural research funding. Applicants should have the ability to teach effectively at undergraduate and graduate levels and be willing to contribute service to the department, college, university, community, and
profession. The anticipated start date is August 19, 2015.

The Department ( has doctoral programs in clinical, counseling, cognitive, human factors, and social psychology. We have 31 faculty, approximately 110 doctoral students, and nearly 1,000 undergraduate majors. The appointment will be associated with the Texas Tech Neuroimaging Institute (TTNI), a state-of-the-art neuroimaging facility housing a 3T Siemens Skyra and a high-density MR-compatible EEG system. TTNI ( has strong collaboration with the MIND Research Network ( Department faculty have effective working relationships with the TTU Health Sciences Center, several large area hospitals, numerous clinics and psychological-service agencies. Texas Tech University is classified as a doctoral “research-extensive university” by the Carnegie Foundation and as a “national research university” by the State of Texas.

To apply for a faculty position, candidates must submit a cover letter, vita, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, sample reprints, 3 or more letters of recommendation, and any other materials that candidates think will be helpful, to our online application web site, at:, under the requisition number of 2207BR. We will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2014, and will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Amelia Talley, Search Committee Chair at Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Kay Hill via email or post: Texas Tech University; 2810 18th Street; Box 42051; Lubbock, TX 79409.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally-diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. We welcome applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, other under-represented groups, and dual-career couples.

Post-Doc Position at UMass Amherst & Liberty Mutual for Driving Safety Research

Dear STTG members,

Please find attached a post-doc position posting at UMass Amherst & Liberty Mutual for Driving Safety Research. 

This is a great opportunity to conduct research with some of the sharpest minds in driving safety research. Both UMass and Liberty Mutual are well known, have great resources, and are at the forefront of this research field. Plus Western Massachusetts is wonderful. 

Please contact faculty and researchers at UMass and LM for any questions.

Notice of Position
Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Driving Safety Research

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) seeks a post-doctoral research associate in driving safety research. This is a full-time, benefited position with funding for an initial period of one year. Pending satisfactory performance, the position is typically extended to two years. The primary goal of the program is to develop the research careers of recent doctoral graduates with a focus on driving safety research, through a program that encourages creativity and independent discovery in collaboration between two research institutions with extensive records of accomplishment in these fields.

The post-doctoral research associate will conduct driving safety research in close collaboration with research scientists at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety (LMRIS) in Hopkinton, MA as well as with faculty in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass). Duties will include conducting original research, publishing in the peer-reviewed scientific literature, participating in seminars and work groups, and collaborating on research grant applications. The post-doctoral research associate will spend roughly equal amounts of time in residence at each institution.

The successful applicant will have a doctoral degree in industrial engineering, human factors, psychology, or a related field. The candidate will have less than five years’ post-doctorate experience, a demonstrated record of individual initiative and originality in research, strong analytic skills, and the potential to become an independent academic researcher within two to three years. Experience with the use of driving simulators, instrumented vehicles, and eye trackers to study human behavior are desirable. Access to such equipment is available at both institutions. Preference will be given to applicants whose training, skills and research interests match the research interests of mentors at LMRIS and UMass. For more information, go to and (LMRIS).

The annual salary range is $38,500 - $45,250, including full benefits. This position is contingent upon funding. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, three letters of reference sent directly by the referees to and a brief description (1000 to 1500 words) of research that might be undertaken during the first year. Applicants should contact faculty/researchers at LMRIS and UMass Amherst to identify and develop their proposed research. It is expected that the proposed research will reflect the results of communications with potential mentors at both institutions. Review of applications will begin on December 8, 2014 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. 

Candidates must apply through Interview Exchange.

The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The Department, College, and University have a strong commitment to diversity. Women and Members of Minority Groups are encouraged to Apply.

The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University's mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.

Congratulations to the Stephanie Binder Young Professional Award Winner

Stephanie Binder Young Professional Award

The memory of NHTSA’s Stephanie Binder was honored at the annual meeting of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society in Chicago. The Surface Transportation Technical Group awarded the first annual “Stephanie Binder Young Professionals Award” in her memory to Birsen Donmez of the University of Toronto.

Stephanie, a human factors engineer in Vehicle Safety Research who played an instrumental role in NHTSA’s driver distraction research program, motorcycle conspicuity studies, and connected vehicles research among many other programs, died unexpectedly at age 35 in 2011.

The award is intended to recognize a human factors professional, aged 35 or younger, who demonstrates outstanding contribution to transportation human factors. NHTSA’s Chris Monk was on hand with committee members Linda Boyle of the University of Washington and Bryan Reimer of MIT to help present the inaugural award to Birsen Donmez of the University of Toronto.  What a great way to honor Stephanie’s memory!