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Human Factors Research Scientist 2022-030 Job in East Liberty, Ohio US

Human Factors Research Scientist 2022-030

Transportation Research Center, Inc. - East Liberty, OH

Posted: 6/30/2022 - Expires: 9/28/2022

Job ID: 243613061


Job Description


The Transportation Research Center Inc. is seeking to hire a Research Scientist to lead and support research and testing efforts investigating the safety of road vehicles and advanced technologies including active safety and driving automation systems with a focus on driver interactions, perceptions, and behaviors. Research topics may include, but are not limited to, driver interaction with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving systems, driver distraction, and driver impairment. Responsibilities will include research design, problem identification, the development of test procedures and guidelines, experimental conduct, data processing and analysis, statistical analysis, and report writing/publication. 

Job requirements include a Ph.D. in human factors engineering, psychology, or another related field; experience designing experiments, conducting human factors experiments, and performing processing and analysis of experimental data; developing test procedures and guidelines; experience developing questionnaires and/or surveys; and experience conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis with statistical package (SAS, R, SPSS, etc.). Candidates must be able to work in a team environment, effectively communicate with team members to properly complete research projects, and to work with members of the public.

Essential Functions*

Plan and conduct research relating to a wide variety of motor vehicle safety issues; Research may involve controlled laboratory-based investigations, naturalistic on-road studies involving instrumented vehicles, track-based testing, and driving simulator studies

Perform analyses relating to motor vehicle safety using human factors, mechanical, electrical, computer, biomechanical, or other engineering principles

Design, execute, and oversee experiments and data collections and perform analysis of data

Provide specialized knowledge in the development and use of quantitative and qualitative techniques

Develop original solutions for complex problems or issues in vehicle safety research

Write research papers and technical reports

*TRC Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and is willing to make a change or adjustment to a job or work environment that allows a qualified individual with a disability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of a particular job.

**Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Other Duties and Responsibilities (Non-Essential Functions)

Keeps current with relevant scientific and technical developments

Provide detailed research proposals and cost estimates

Establish and maintain task schedules and budgets

Report research and test results in advanced and complex technical formats

Make independent, competent, and critical thinking decisions

Work in a team to reach technical project goals

Critically evaluate and correct deficiencies in technical proposals, plans, and reports

Manage and monitor progress  of multiple projects

Participate in multi-project research programs

Make technical decisions with little supervision

Attend professional society and technical committee meetings

Support TRC Inc.’s Quality and EH&S (Environmental, Health, and Safety) efforts


PhD in engineering, psychology, or appropriate comparable discipline

Business and technical knowledge to identify potential problems and opportunities that may impact projects

Previous experience with transportation research

Strong communication skills

Proficiency in technical writing

Proficiency in technical presentations

Computer skills for scientific and technical applications

Working conditions

Standard office, climate controlled environment

Standard laboratory environment

Physical requirements

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for an extended period of time

Ability to operate a computer and other office equipment

Ability to communicate with customers and co-workers

It is the policy of TRC Inc. to provide equal opportunity in all areas of employment practices, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation (LGBTQIA+), veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by law.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
Doctoral degree
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Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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