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Sr. PhD Human Factors Researcher (General Human Factors) (ID#15506)

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 doctorate level (Ph.D.) Industrial/Organizational psychologist 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.). Incumbent will serve as a principal investigator on aviation human factors research projects.

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

Experience conducting research in human factors, aviation, aerospace, flight deck, advanced vision systems, or simulators is desirable. Applicants must furnish positive evidence of having performed research and produced products from those endeavors.


  • Work as lead investigator on an assigned project/task with little or no technical direction
  • Serve as a task leader on important, complex, time-sensitive activities
  • Coordinate team activities and participate as a member of a team to:
    • Design experiments, implement experimental procedures, 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


  • Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Engineering Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, Applied Psychology, Industrial Engineering, or Applied Social Psychology required.
  • Demonstrated experience providing expert research project leadership for highly complex and challenging activities required.
  • Minimum 10 yrs related work experience required.


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


This position is primarily performed in a climate controlled office setting.


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