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Human Performance Research Scientist

Lockheed Martin

Cherry Hill, NJ
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Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL) is chartered with creating generation-after-next technology to help Lockheed Martin maintain technology dominance. As a group of applied research laboratories, ATL looks beyond current requirements to envision future capabilities and needs, exploring technology in cyber, materials, robotics, informatics, spectrum systems and others. Our researchers work closely with customers to create and shape opportunities and are skilled in applying emerging research to evolving programs. Our agile business structure is designed to swiftly respond to urgent needs. Our primary partners include the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), government service laboratories, and other Lockheed Martin companies. ATL also maintains research relationships with key universities, industry partners and thought leaders.
We are a group of professionals who develop and apply leading edge technologies to our customers’ most difficult problems and needs

Candidate will be a key contributor to the Human Systems and Autonomy research area within Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories, will communicate with Lockheed Martin internal and external customers to define needs and execute on research to address these needs in both the short and long term.

• Work within a distributed team of scientists and engineers at ATL, other Lockheed Martin facilities, outside companies, and universities to perform research in human systems integration, human performance augmentation, and human-machine teaming, with a focus on designing and executing large-n studies of human behavior in diverse environments.
• Typical customers include DARPA, IARPA, ONR, AFRL, ARL, commercial companies, Lockheed Martin business units, and Advanced Technology Labs proper (via internally funded basic and applied research programs)
• Applicants are expected to have ideas for research and have a desire to see these research concepts funded
• Research will focus on generating approaches that can be used to enhance Lockheed Martin’s goal of enabling human-system teaming and to making leaps ahead in human-system effectiveness
• R&D could take place in the areas of human-systems integration, human-robot interaction, performance monitoring, or adaptive training.
• Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information

Prior to starting work, the selected candidate will select a standard 40 hour / 5 days per week flexible schedule or a flexible 9/80(A) schedule (typically M-Th 9 hours/day; 8 hours on Friday and every other Friday off)

Basic Qualifications
•Advanced degree in Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Psychology, Information Science, Neuroscience, Psychology, Neurology, or related discipline with a focus on design, development, application, and evaluation of human performance experiments and data collection
•At least 5 years research and development experience in a relevant area.
•Experience in defining research objectives, preparing and presenting research plans and results to management and customers, developing research proposals, and planning, implementing, and tracking of R&D projects.
•Proven ability to organize and manage a diverse portfolio of technologies
•Ability to write proposals to win DoD-funded contracts, team with university researchers in the human factors and human-system integration domains, and collaborate with small and medium enterprise companies
•Knowledge of current state of the art in human-system integration, usability, user experience design, and human-machine interface design.
•Exceptional verbal and written skills and ability to present complex technical issues to LM management as well as the ability to be a technical advocate for human effectiveness and performance enhancement technologies
•Strong teamwork and research collaboration skills.
•Must have the ability to obtain a U.S. Secret Security clearance that requires U.S. citizenship. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information

Desired skills
•Strong people and technical leadership skills
•4 or more years of industry and/or government experience
•Proven record of winning and executing contract R&D programs
•Demonstrated successful research project leadership
•Ph.D. or equivalent research experience in one of the above technical disciplines
•Experience in research studies surrounding human effectiveness
•Experience in transitioning technology from the research environment to users.
•Willingness to travel

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we’re engineering a better tomorrow

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status

Job Location(s): Cherry Hill New Jersey

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