Scientist

Less than 5 years

Posted 245 days ago

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Responsibilities:

  1. Administer various computer-based performance tasks.  For successful performance of the tasks, it is crucial for the contract employee to possess knowledge of the underlying cognitive principles of performance on various computer-based performance tasks.  The performance tasks measure a variety of cognitive and psychomotor skills, including spatial abilities, dichotic listening, 2-dimensional compensatory tracking, mental rotations, and working memory.
  2. Perform statistical analyses using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) or Statistical Analysis Software (SAS).  Examples of the typical analyses required for successful performance include T-tests, Chi-Square, Analyses of Variance, Multivariate Analyses of Variance, analyses of covariance, multivariate analyses of covariance, correlations, linear regressions, multiple linear regressions, and power analyses. 
  3. Use multiple computer software packages to create spreadsheets, work with databases (including databasedesign and management), and perform statistical routines.
  4. Assist in the preparation of grant applications for other psychological, medical, and performance studies.
  5. Trains and supervises technical staff, as needed.
  6. Performs other projects as needed.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Experience conducting research and evaluation in experimental / human factors psychology and possess knowledge of experimental methodology.

Minimum Education/Training/Experience Requirements:

Ph.D. or M.D. with at least 2 years of experience in cognitive, industrial/organizational, and/or testing and measurement areas of psychology or related field

OR

Master’s Degree with at least 4 years of experience in cognitive, industrial/organizational, and/or testing and measurement areas of psychology or related field.  A minimum of three years’ experience conducting original research, including the design and implementation of protocols with human subjects, databasedesign, data analysis, and report production.