Friday, September 18, 2015

Job Posting: Human Factors Scientist - Transportation Operations at Battelle

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

Our Transportation Operations Human Factors business is currently seeking a Human Factors Research Scientist. This position is located in Seattle, Washington.

Position Description:

Battelle’s human factors staff in Seattle, WA provide a human-centered approach to the development and evaluation of programs, systems, and products. The human factors researchers at Battelle combine human factors tools and techniques with behavioral science, computer science, and engineering expertise to address the needs and requirements of users, operators, and maintainers. Clients include both government and industry organizations in the transportation, energy, and national security domains.

Human Factors Research Scientists work with our technical staff to conduct human factors research with general direction, but limited supervision. Primary activities include literature searches and reviews, field data collection and analysis, laboratory data collection and analysis, and execution of human factors analyses based upon available data. Principal responsibilities are to:
  • Perform assigned technical tasks and activities, in a timely manner as requested
  • Prepare and present oral briefings to colleagues and other professionals
  • Contribute to project development and client relationship activities as directed
  • Improve performance in technical activities through job training and outside study

This position reports to the Critical Infrastructure Transportation Operations (CITO) Manager and is provided day-to-day work direction by various technical staff and project managers.

The following requirements must be met to be considered for the position:
  • Master's degree in Industrial Engineering, Psychology or Human Factors or related technical degree and a minimum of 2-5 years of experience conducting human factors research with safety-critical systems.
  • Proven ability to perform statistical analysis using standard social sciences statistical packages (SAS, etc.)
  • Demonstrated writing communication skills and capable of writing technical reports and publications.

The following is desired, but not required to be considered for this position:
  • PhD in Industrial Engineering, Psychology, or Human Factors or related technical degree
  • US citizen with a current or prior Department of Defense security clearance approval

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