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Human Factors Research Scientist

 | 19-11-2018
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Salary - $0 - $0 (AUD) Work Type - Full Time Regional ACT Australia
Seeing Machines

The Human Factors (HF) group at Seeing Machines collaborates with customers and research partners worldwide to generate new insights that drive our technology development and validation. Our small and dynamic team is fast becoming an authority for regulation and policy in this space – leading the industry with best practice Human Factors research & development.
About The Opportunity
We believe this is a genuine career opportunity whereby using Human Factors science and applied research, you will directly influence product development with our global automotive and aerospace customers - and be part of the Seeing Machines journey as we help shape the future of automotive and aerospace technology.
The Research Scientist, Human Factors will lead the analysis of human factors datasets and associated metrics that can be used to improve the sensing of operator state. Working with a small and dynamic applied research team, you will advise senior business leaders and play a key role in designing and executing research programs that will define and develop our future technology.
Primary responsibilities include supporting the coordination and implementation of the research programs being undertaken with both university partners and automotive, aviation and fleet customers, and running additional data collection and analysis programs internally – using Seeing Machines test vehicles and eventually the simulator laboratory.

This will involve:

  • Applying human factors and analytical methods to design and statistically analyse complex datasets that foster greater understanding of and improvements in Seeing Machine's state-sensing performance.
  • Contributing to the writing of technical reports and publications related to the analyses of Seeing Machine's human factors datasets.
  • Preparing peer-reviewed publications and conference papers and presenting research outcomes to internal and external customers, industry groups and conferences.
  • Undertaking other research-related tasks including preparation of any research documents or applications (e.g., project briefs, ethics forms, participant explanatory statements).

About You

You will have:

  • A Masters or PhD (awarded or working towards) in human factors, psychology, ergonomics, data analytics or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of accepted methods in human factors, ergonomics, and experimental psychology.
  • Well-developed problem solving and critical thinking skills with the ability to collect, organise, analyse and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong skills and demonstrated experience with advanced data analysis and formal statistical techniques.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Sound analysis and interpretation of data as evidenced through well written reports
  • Strong computer literacy skills – especially with various statistical packages for analysing datasets (Excel, SPSS, SAS etc.).
  • Demonstrated time management skills as evidenced by the ability to meet tight timeframes and project deadlines.
  • Understanding of the principles of research ethics.
  • Experience in administering and delivering successful research projects (with internal and external providers), and
  • Experience with Python or other scripting language (preferred).

To apply, please include an updated resume and a cover letter outlining briefly the qualifications, skills and experience that you bring to the role