Research Scientist Cognitive Neuroscience of Decision Making in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH at DCS

Date Posted: 6/21/2022

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Job Description

lnfoscitex Corporation (IST), a DCS company, performs challenging state-of-the-art research and technological development to strengthen our nation's defense and security. We conduct research and development projects in partnership with our Department of Defense customers in a variety of high demand application areas such as Autonomy, Manned-Unmanned Teaming, Artificial Intelligence, Human Systems Engineering and Modeling, Simulation & Analysis.

As this Research Scientist, you will conduct and support human subject research for the US Air Force in the area of the cognitive neuroscience of human decision making performance. More specifically, the work will focus on the development and implementation of studies investigating neural, ocular, and physiological signals associated with various aspects of human judgement and decision making. The candidate will also have the opportunity to work and collaborate with scientists and engineers from a variety of disciplines on other related topics. Candidates with significant fNIRS experience will receive priority consideration.

Essential Job Functions:

Design, program (e.g., MATLAB/PsychToolbox), and execute behavioral, eye-tracking, EEG, fNIRS, and/or fMRI experiments.

Data processing and analysis of behavioral, eye-tracking, EEG, fNIRS, and/or fMRI experiments using standard commercial tools (e.g., Python, R, MATLAB).

Prepare and collect data from research participants, including the application and calibration of neural and physiological sensors.

Aid in the development and maintenance of formal design documentation, study materials, research subjects record keeping, laboratory maintenance, experiment preparation, and human subjects research regulatory documentation.

Completing literature reviews and background research to support projects and proposal writing efforts.

Coordinate and interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.

Attend meetings with lab colleagues and research participants.

Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.

Perform other duties as necessary.

Requirements:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

At least a B.A. /B.S. degree from an accredited university with studies in cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer science, or another quantitative field (e.g., physics, engineering) relevant to the broad area of human cognition and neuroscience; with at least 3 years of relevant research experience. (We have multiple levels associated with this opportunity. Candidates with advanced degrees or varying experience may be considered for alternative classification.)

Applicants will be subject to a U.S. Government background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Experience designing, programming (e.g., MATLAB/PsychToolbox), and executing human subjects research involving EEG, fNIRS, and/or fMRI experiments.

Experience leveraging commercial tools (e.g., Python, R, MATLAB) to perform data processing and analysis of human behavioral and neural data.

Openness to acquiring new computational, statistical, or technological skills as needed.

Strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.

Ability to work independently and in interdisciplinary groups.

Ability to support multiple projects.

While not firm requirements for consideration, we anticipate an ideal candidate would also bring:

Master degree from an accredited university with studies in cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer science, or another quantitative field (e.g., physics, engineering) relevant to the broad area of human cognition and neuroscience.

Familiarity with machine learning methods for behavioral and neural data analysis.

Experience with multi-modal data fusion and analysis (e.g., EEG + eye-tracking).

Experience with computational modeling of human performance data, EEG, fNIRS, and/or fMRI.

Experience with Neuromodulation techniques.

Ability to competently produce quality technical (e.g., analyses, models, etc.) and written materials (e.g., reports, proposals, papers) related to behavioral and neuroscience disciplines, particularly cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, or human performance using standard commercial tools (e.g., Python, R, MATLAB).

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