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Human Factors Researcher (Industrial Engineering (ID#15508)

Cherokee CRC (CCRC) is a construction and professional services company that provides clients with custom tailored services that fit their specific needs. Federal government customers benefit from the personal approach that gives them the attention they deserve and the quality they expect. With decades of experience in the service industry, CCRC extends its services to all facilities seeking reliable, quality services from a single source provider. CCRC is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

Tasks required by this position include the ability to perform human factors research activities in accordance with the regulatory agency requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration. The qualified candidate must be a Master’s level or ABD level Industrial/Organizational researcher with strong human factors applied research experience able to conduct field and laboratory research (i.e., design experiments, implement experimental procedures, troubleshoot, collect data, analyze data, interpret statistical analyses, perform literature reviews, write reports summarizing findings, present work at conferences, etc.) with minimal or no supervision. Incumbent will serve as a lead researcher on aviation human factors research projects.

The curriculum of related degrees should include coursework in areas such as advanced research methods, statistical methods, psychometric theory, multi-level modeling, structural equation modeling, multivariate statistics, engineering psychology as well as core experimental psychology domains including coursework in: cognition and brain science, human abilities, cognitive psychology, social psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, individual differences; criterion theory and development; job and task analysis; performance appraisal; training theory; and work motivation. Coursework/experience in counseling, therapeutic methods, and clinical methods are not applicable and do not apply.

Experience in human factors, aviation, aerospace, flight deck, advanced vision systems, or simulators research is desirable. Applicants must furnish positive evidence of having performed research in listed area(s).


  • Work as lead researcher on an assigned project/task with little or no technical direction
  • Serve as a task leader on complex, time-sensitive activities
  • Coordinate team activities and participate as a member of a team to:
    • Design experiments, implement experimental procedures, calibrate and interacting with simulators and electronic equipment, and troubleshoot
    • Collect data, analyze data, and interpret statistical analyses
  • Perform literature reviews
  • Write reports summarizing findings, present work to research sponsors, peer groups, and at conferences, as required


  • Master’s in Industrial Engineering, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Engineering Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Applied Psychology required.
  • Demonstrated experience providing project leadership for complex, challenging, and time-sensitive activities required
  • Minimum 4 yrs related work experience required.
  • Experience with simulation environments and system performance analysis preferred.
  • Experience interacting with NextGen concepts and technologies preferred.
  • Experience collecting and analyzing physiological measurements using eye tracking and EEG systems, bonus.
  • Experience with discrete event simulation to model tasks and human performance (IMPRINT1, IPME2, or similar), bonus.
  • Experience with development or testing of avionic system information displays or navigational features of the National Airspace System, bonus.


Computer software (Microsoft Office) skills, knowledge of Statistics for the Social Sciences (SPSS) or Statistical Analysis Software (SAS), ability to work independently and as a member of a team are required.

The candidate must be able to interact with a variety of systems, simulators and technologies currently used for human and system performance assessment.


This position is primarily performed in a climate controlled office setting. Some very light manual labor is required for calibrating and interacting with simulators and electronic equipment.


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