Multisensory Integration and Perception
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 8/12/2019

Opportunity Description

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has research opportunities available in multisensory integration and perception. ARL seeks outstanding Associates to join a team that is advancing empirical understandings and theoretical conceptualizations of human multisensory processing. Experimental approaches focus on developing and utilizing novel technology platforms to examine new multi-sensor combinations and critical issues of multisensory integration in real-world environments. We aim to discover techniques to enable robust, versatile, closed-loop systems that improve performance throughout the sensory-perceptual-motor decision-making cycle by leveraging knowledge of human nervous system capabilities for integrating, interpreting, and utilizing information from the brain, body, behavior, and environment. Modeling efforts focus on cybernetic, systems control theory, or dynamical systems approaches to conceptualizing multisensory integration at the systems level (or higher), with an emphasis on nonlinear, adaptive, and/or dynamical models. Other relevant modeling approaches will also be considered. The Associate will pursue well-defined objectives within the broad scope of this program, but should have the ability to do research within a multidisciplinary team that includes collaborators from wide-ranging domains, such as cognitive neuroscience, electrical engineering, computer science, and applied physics or mathematics, among others. The Associate should have a strong affinity for quantitative analysis, with experience in biosignal data collection and/or analysis recommended. Researchers having familiarity with multi-aspect data approaches are encouraged to apply, with programming skill and experience with measurement and user interface hardware and software integration desired. Computational scientists with experience in the modeling of closed-loop systems are similarly encouraged to apply, with demonstrated skill in model development, implementation, analysis, simulation, and testing, a significant plus. The Associate will collaborate with team members to design and conduct human subjects experiments, including tests of specific model predictions, integrating ideas and techniques across the foundational knowledge base of human multisensory integration. Click here for more information

Opportunity Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Adelphi, MD
  • Opportunity Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 8/12/2019

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