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    This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Research Development Center, Technical Division, New London, CT.

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    If selected you will serve as a Research Psychologist providing support in the execution of the Coast Guard’s research project portfolio. Responsibilities include serving as a Project Manager on assigned projects and as the subject matter expert on a variety of technology projects and studies that require human system design, human factors analysis, cognitive psychology, and tasks that require experimental design with human subject involvement.

    Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:

    • Proposing, planning, coordinating, and conducting broad research studies in human factors and cognitive psychology related to human interactions.
    • Developing innovative assessments and tools for use in multiple areas of human resources ( occupational studies, competency models, skills gap assessments, simulations, and adverse impact studies)
    • Formulates and conducts a systematic multi-year research program on a problem area of considerable scope and complexity.
    • Conducts analytical studies and experiments in support of workforce planning and/or organizational initiatives.
    • Developing valid and reliable data collection methods using both experimental based observations and subjective instruments.
    • Writing detailed reports describing the research projects objectives, protocols, analysis and results. Prepares articles for referred journals. Reviews reports of other scientists and contract personnel for quality, accuracy, professional standards, and compliance with regulations and style manuals.
    • Conducting research studies on a wide range of human traits to help in the process of designing Coast Guard machines or systems that people can use properly, safely, and comfortably.
    • Providing expert consultation in cognitive psychology psychophysics, human cognitive performance, and statistical analysis and maintains extensive liaison relative to areas of specialization.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - This position may require up to 25% travel per month.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0180 Psychology

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