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Human Factors Scientist

Company: Exponent
Location: Chicago
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Exponent is a leading--engineering and scientific consulting firm that brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve the most pressing and complicated challenges facing stakeholders today. Our vision is to engage the brightest scientists and engineers to empower clients with solutions for a safe, healthy, sustainable and technologically complex world. We leverage over 50 years of experience in analyzing accidents and failures to advise clients as they innovate their technologically complex products and processes, ensure the safety and health of their users, and address the challenges of sustainability. We offer opportunities for you to expand your engineering or scientific knowledge amidst experts from top programs at over 500 universities. At Exponent, you will apply your experience, technical skills, and prior academic research to a fulfilling career in consulting. You will have the opportunity to develop continuously through formal and informal development programs, coaching and mentoring, and involvement in a wide array of projects. We are excited about your interest in joining our growing team! Key statistics:

  • 1100+ Team members
  • 900+ Consultants
  • 550+ Ph.D.'s
  • 30+ Offices globally We are currently seeking a Scientist in our Human Factors --Practice in our downtown Chicago, IL office. In this role you will work as part of a team to apply your skills and knowledge of human factors issues such as vehicle operation, attention perception, sensorimotor control and relate them to operator behavior, occupational safety, consumer product interaction, environment navigation and other related applications. You will also work closely with engineers in Exponent's Vehicle Engineering,--Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Buildings and Structures, Biomedical Engineering, and Biomechanics Practices.

    You will be responsible for:
    • Conducting hands on inspections and analyzing human performance as it relates to vehicles, roadways, machinery, and industrial and consumer equipment to investigate accidents and injuries
    • Managing a range of consulting activities that involve human factors in accidents and their prevention, including limitations of human perceptual, motor, cognitive, and decision making capabilities
    • Developing client contacts
    • Working on multi-disciplinary projects and providing case management, data processing, and other project support
    • Conducting research to obtain and review technical data, scientific literature, and standards
    • Participating in the design and evaluation of warnings and safety information You will have the following skills and qualifications:
      • Ph.D. in Human Factors, Engineering Psychology, Experimental, Industrial or Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience, Neuromechanics, Kinesiology or other related discipline
      • Undergraduate degree in psychology, engineering, or a related discipline is a plus
      • Substantial record (publications, presentations) of research in human performance
      • Proficiency in experimental design, human subjects testing, instrumentation, data analysis, and computer programming (e.g. Matlab, SAS, SPSS, Labview, etc.) a plus We value--and encourage diversity and inclusivity across all facets of our firm. Having a team built of people with different backgrounds, skills and perspectives allows us to provide better value to our clients and enjoy an enriched work environment.-- Our firm is committed to offering a variety of programs and resources to support health and well-being. We believe that providing competitive benefits as well as compensation and recognition programs empowers our staff to do work that makes a difference. Exponent is a proud equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may call us at +1 (650) 688-6968 or email hr@exponent.com Exponent is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Exponent, Chicago , Human Factors Scientist, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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