Pacific Science & Engineering (PSE) is seeking a highly qualified professional to join our full-time technical staff as an applied cognitive scientist.
PSE is a San Diego-based, employee-owned, small business, specializing in human factors engineering, research and development services, for clients worldwide. We take a scientific approach to improving human performance through development and assessment of user interfaces in complex work domains, including military, national security, medical, and commercial information systems. Candidates should be capable of working flexibly in small research teams on multiple, concurrent projects, taking leading and supporting roles, as necessary. We are looking for a motivated self-starter with excellent technical communication skills.
Desirable education, skills and experience
PhD in cognitive science, cognitive or perceptual psychology, human factors, or a related field
Research experience in human cognition or perception in laboratory and applied settings
Experience in measurement of human performance
Research interests in decision-making, automation, modeling and simulation
Demonstrated experience with user-centered interface design, prototyping, information visualization
Scientific programming (e.g. R, python, Matlab)
Identify and apply cognitive science to address challenges facing users in complex work situations
Develop creative and scientifically-based solutions to applied problems
Assume responsibilities and contribute at all levels within small project teams
Prepare, critique and discuss reports and descriptions of research methods and findings
Present and publish research
About Pacific Science & Engineering
PSE provides a flexible work environment, competitive benefits, and compensation based on accomplishment and experience. Some travel is necessary. U.S. Citizenship is necessary for this position in order to comply with government contracts requiring successful completion of a security clearance for access to classified information. Email resume and statement of interest to Mary Ann King at email@example.com. For additional information, visit www.pacific-science.com.