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Research Associate I, Human Factors

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Nov 30, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

University of Idaho

Research Associate I, Human Factors

Location: Idaho Falls

Division/College: University Outreach - Idaho Falls

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $54,038.40 annually or higher commensurate with experience

FTE: 1

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
Performs research activities and analysis; implements and evaluates research procedures and data. Records observations and measurements then reports results. Responsible for analyzing and preparing results for publication. Works under general supervision with a certain degree of creativity and latitude. May supervise junior research personnel.

Duties may include:
  • Providing technical support in planning and/or designing of scientific projects, studies, or applications
  • Planning and conducting research and analysis of scientific data
  • Interpreting test results and comparing with determined standards and limits
  • Identifying and evaluating scientific samples and determining need for further testing
  • Developing recommendations and/or providing solutions, standards, and protocol to a wide range of difficult problems
  • Planning, designing, developing, monitoring and/or evaluating portions of a scientific project, study, or application
  • Providing scientific evaluations/assessments
  • Researching, implementing, standardizing, and evaluating new procedures
  • Maintaining detailed records of results and prepares written reports acceptable to the Principal Investigator and funding agencies
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
  • Two years of post-bachelor’s research experience related to the domain of this position

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Psychology
  • Research experience using Human Unimodel for Nuclear Technology to Enhance Reliability (HUNTER), a dynamic HRA software tool.
  • Research experience with human reliability analysis (HRA) data collection using the Rancor Microworld Simulator.
  • Past experience with human factors research and development of technologies for nuclear power plant control rooms and other safety and security critical industries.
  • Past experience collecting and compiling data and organizing into research reports
  • Past experience contributing to proposal preparation

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: SP004206P

Posting Date: 11/29/2023

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
First review of applications will be on December 13, 2023.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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