I'm currently in this position, but stuff has come up and I'm having to move. I really enjoy this job and if you have any questions, please feel free to message me. For someone who is non-academic position curious but is browsing a academic job search board, here are some quick points:
- Salaried position that is really actually 40 hours/week. Great work/life balance. No 9pm emails (you can't even check your email from home).
- Working with cool technology and multidisciplinary teams full of big brains from different fields
- Some great people, I enjoyed the environment
- My practical skill set has grown exponentially since I've started this position. If you like going out of a comfort zone to learn something new, this is a great position.
Message me with any questions. Looking to fill ASAP
PS- I taught some classes at near-by UTSA in the evenings for fun, so you don't have to completely remove yourself from the classroom.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Engility is looking for a Cognitive Theorist. The qualified applicant will become part of Engility’s highly skilled multi-disciplinary team of physicists, biomedical engineers, vision scientists, biologists, and other specialists on the Optical Radiation Bioeffects and Safety Program. This is a $35 million, 78 month contract to conduct research on the personnel effects of lasers and broadband optical technologies, ranging from collateral risks from high-energy lasers to nonlethal applications for force protection and homeland security. The work is conducted for the Air Force Research Laboratory in the Tri-Services Research Laboratory located at Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
This position will support a basic research program within the Air Force Office of Scientific Research “Trust and Influence” portfolio, which seeks to provide the empirical foundation for the science of reliance and contemporary influence. The research is focused on the science of influence effects, particularly the psychological and behavioral impact of directed-energy weapons at the individual level, and on understanding the cognitive and social avenues of influence in different cultural groups.
Roles and Responsibilities
Develop cognitive models for both internal and external processes, including social and group interactions.
Perform literature searches, and use analytical methods to select best cognitive theories for application in numerical models.
MINIMUM TANGIBLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be able to obtain/maintain a Secret Clearance.
PhD in Cognitive Psychology, Experimental Psychology, or Social Psychology, plus 1-2 years of experience in experimental work in a laboratory environment.
Strong fundamental understanding of appraisal theory.
Strong interest and/or experience in quantitative analytical methods.
Development experience as an intern, employee, or volunteer.
Experience in working with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, physicists, and mathematicians.