Our Transportation Operations Human Factors business is currently seeking a Human Factors Researcher. This position is located in Seattle, Washington.
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.
Battelle's human factors staff in Seattle, WA provide a human-centered approach to the development and evaluation of transportation 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 Researchers work with our technical staff to conduct human factors research and are provided direction, support, and supervision from project managers and more senior technical staff. Primary activities include literature searches and reviews; field data collection and analysis; laboratory data collection and analysis; execution of human factors analyses; and technical report writing.
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 Transportation Business Line (TBL) Manager and is provided day-to-day work direction by various technical staff and project managers.
THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED
Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Psychology, Human Factors or related technical degree and a minimum of 2 years of experience conducting human factors research within safety-critical systems (i.e., forward collision warning devices, speed warning devices, pedestrian detection systems, or adaptive cruise control)
Proven ability to perform statistical analysis using standard social sciences statistical packages (SAS, R, etc.)
Demonstrated writing communication skills; capable of writing technical reports and publications
THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED
Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering, Psychology, or Human Factors or related technical degree preferred with 0-2 years of experience
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 67537
Battelle is the world’s largest independent not-for-profit research and development (R&D) organization, operating at the forefront of scientific discovery for nearly 90 years. Battelle's vision is to be a major force in science and technology discovery and in the translation of knowledge into innovative applications that have significant societal and economic impacts.Steel industrialist Gordon Battelle provided for the Battelle Memorial Institute in his 1923 last will and testament after a career devoted to the idea that science and research can solve problems in business and society as a whole. His vision became our mission when we opened our doors six years later.