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Post-Doctoral Research Associate/Research Engineer, NC State University
Post-Doctoral Research Associate/Research Engineer The Ergonomics Lab in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering at NC State University is seeking a post-doctoral associate to join a highly productive research team. The Ergonomics area of the department currently includes three full-time research and teaching faculty supervising masters and doctoral students. The Lab conducts externally-sponsored and student research on both cognitive and physical ergonomics topics (e.g., analysis of human-automation interaction, human-machine interface design, biomechanical and cognitive modeling, causality determination in human decision making, human reliability assessment). The Ergonomics Lab is in the process of expanding two directions of research including: (1) human factors in design and evaluation of assistive robotics and telemedicine systems, and (2) situation awareness in dynamic control tasks and the use of in-vehicle technologies and automated devices. The Lab currently has research equipment to support these directions, including prototype and commercial robots, control software systems, virtual reality-based driving simulations and physical vehicle interfaces. The successful candidate will work with the faculty in expansion of these facilities and develop new proposals for sponsored research on topics related to the thrust directions. The Lab currently has funds to secure new high-fidelity simulation facilities to define and evaluate robot-health practitioner interaction paradigms in local and telemedicine scenarios involving large-scale and rural health facilities. The Lab also has funds for a new high-fidelity driving simulator to develop a model of situation awareness in driving and to predict driver performance under normal and hazard conditions. With these new systems, the Lab will study human performance in both domains towards developing system design methodologies for effective patient service delivery with robotic technology and to promote driving system safety and effective vehicle automation design. The requirements for this position include a PhD in engineering/computer science with a concentration in human factors, computational intelligence or cognitive science. A research background in human performance/cognitive modeling, situation awareness and workload analysis, and human factors experimentation, including studies on human-robot interaction and driving systems, is desired. The initial desired term of the appointment is for 2 yrs. The position is renewable on yearly basis, based on performance, up to 3 yrs. For those wishing to apply for this position, please submit the below documents on-line at: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/ . (Click on "Search Vacancies". Enter position number "04-32-0707".) (1) cover letter with objective for applying; (2) curriculum vitae including separate lists of journal and conference publications; (3) statement of research interests and goals; and (4) names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be accepted through July 15, 2007 and will be reviewed with the objective of filling the position by August 15, 2007. North Carolina State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In addition, NC State University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process should contact Debbie Allgood-Staton at (919)-515-2362.