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    About the Position: Applied research conducted at the US Army Research Institute (ARI) Fort Benning Research Unit involves direct interaction with Soldiers and Army leaders. Our research is developing new talent assessment methods with corresponding data analysis techniques, improved methods for small unit leader development, ways to enhance cognitive skills and decision-making, and better ways to leverage new and emerging training devices and simulations. The research is conducted in Army classrooms, simulation facilities, and the field. Other current research involves training operators for unmanned aircraft systems and air defense artillery systems and troubleshooting high tech armored vehicles.Management would prefer applicants that have experience in behavioral science with significant concentration in industrial/organizational psychology, psychometrics, personnel testing, cognitive psychology, social psychology, experimental psychology, or closely related field and have research experience in hypothesis development, research design, data collection, statistical analysis of data, and report writing in one or more of the listed concentration areas.

    U.S. Army Research Institute's (ARI) Science and Technology (S&T) research is focused on developing innovative measures and methods to improve and enhance the Soldier lifecycle and human capital management that encompasses a wide range of topics (e.g., personnel, training, leader development, human resources, human relations) at the individual, unit, and organizational level by conducting scientific research and providing behavioral and social science expertise needed to inform human resource policies and strategies, develop fundamental theories, and investigate new domain areas in behavioral and social sciences with high potential impact on Army issues.

    ARI's Science and Technology (S&T) research mission is to create and provide innovative behavioral and social science solutions that enable the Army to provide ready forces and force capabilities.

    Fort Benning is located near Columbus, GA (Pop. 200,000) and is the home of the Infantry and Armor Schools. Columbus, GA has a good quality of life and a low cost of living.

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    Responsibilities

    • Develop research plans and integrate into a larger program of research.
    • Provide guidance to other research psychologists at lower grades and provide guidance to operational personnel in the preparation and execution of evaluations and tests.
    • Develop valid and reliable data collection methods using both experimental based observations and subjective instruments.
    • Perform and/or oversee data reduction and analysis and write reports describing the completed research.
    • Review reports of other scientists and contract personnel for quality, accuracy, professional standards, and compliance with regulations and style manuals.
    • Prepare and provide briefs after receiving minimal input from the unit chief and/or team leader.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - This position has a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel requirement of 25% of the time.

    Supervisory status

    No

  • Job family (Series)

    0180 Psychology

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