Human Research & Engineering Summer Experience
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 1/7/2019

Opportunity Description

The Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED) serves as the U.S. Army's principal organization for conducting research in the Human Sciences, focusing on future technologies to enhance Soldier performance and Soldier-system interactions. The HRED develops and conducts a broad Science and Technology (S&T) basic and applied research portfolio, and serves as the execution agent for Army Human Systems Integration (Army HSI), which assesses and addresses critical human performance issues for systems throughout the Army's acquisition process. Programs and projects within the HRED S&T portfolio are aligned with the Army's priorities and focus on high risk, high payoff efforts that will deliver next generation capabilities to the future Soldier. Research is conducted on human performance in complex environments, emphasizing innovative approaches to the design of novel real-world interactions between Soldiers and advanced technologies for effective human-agent teaming in dynamic, heterogeneous, multi-agent teams with physical and virtual agents. Approaches address critical issues including but not limited to: multi-modal, bi-directional interfaces, joint human-agent decision making, predictive models of human behavior, and multi-agent control and coordination in mutually adaptive systems. Summer Student Experience opportunities exist across the HRED S&T portfolio, with a Soldier-centric focus across multiple scientific disciplines, including the psychological and social sciences, neuroscience and cognitive sciences, and human factors and ergonomics, as well as relevant engineering disciplines and applied statistics and mathematics. Locations: Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; ARL-West; Adelphi Laboratory Center, Maryland; ARL-South; ARL-Central U.S. Citizenship is not required to be considered for as Summer Student Experience Fellow with HRED, but non-U.S. Citizens are strongly encouraged to apply early to allow additional processing time for the ORAU immigration office and ARL security.

Opportunity Snapshot

About Us

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) administers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research participation programs for civilians such as:

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) allow Postdoctoral Fellows, Journeyman Fellows (undergraduate and graduates students and recent graduates), Senior Researchers, and Summer Faculty engage in research initiatives of their own choice, that are compatible with the interests of the government and will potentially contribute to the general effort of the ARL. Scientists and engineers at ARL help shape and execute the Army's program for meeting the challenge of developing technologies that will support Army forces in meeting future operational needs.

Research opportunities include, but are not limited to the following disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Anthropology, Archeology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biological Engineering, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Health Risk Assessment, Environmental Science, Entomology, Epidemiology, Ergonomics, Geology, Health Education Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, Nanotechnology, Photonics, Physics, Public Health Economics, Public Health Policy, and more.

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