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05-18-2007, 06:12 AM

The Ergonomics Lab in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial & Systems
Engineering at NC State University is seeking a post-doctoral associate to
join a highly productive research team. The Ergonomics area of the
department currently includes three full-time research and teaching faculty
supervising masters and doctoral students. The Lab conducts
externally-sponsored and student research on both cognitive and physical
ergonomics topics (e.g., analysis of human-automation interaction,
human-machine interface design, biomechanical and cognitive modeling,
causality determination in human decision making, human reliability

The Ergonomics Lab is in the process of expanding two directions of research

including: (1) human factors in design and evaluation of assistive robotics
and telemedicine systems, and (2) situation awareness in dynamic control
tasks and the use of in-vehicle technologies and automated devices. The Lab
currently has research equipment to support these directions, including
prototype and commercial robots, control software systems, virtual
reality-based driving simulations and physical vehicle interfaces. The
successful candidate will work with the faculty in expansion of these
facilities and develop new proposals for sponsored research on topics
related to the thrust directions. The Lab currently has funds to secure new
high-fidelity simulation facilities to define and evaluate robot-health
practitioner interaction paradigms in local and telemedicine scenarios
involving large-scale and rural health facilities. The Lab also has funds
for a new high-fidelity driving simulator to develop a model of situation
awareness in driving and to predict driver performance under normal and
hazard conditions. With these new systems, the Lab will study human
performance in both domains towards developing system design methodologies
for effective patient service delivery with robotic technology and to
promote driving system safety and effective vehicle automation design.

The requirements for this position include a PhD in engineering/computer
science with a concentration in human factors, computational intelligence or
cognitive science. A research background in human performance/cognitive
modeling, situation awareness and workload analysis, and human factors
experimentation, including studies on human-robot interaction and driving
systems, is desired. The initial desired term of the appointment is for 2
yrs. The position is renewable on yearly basis, based on performance, up to

3 yrs.

For those wishing to apply for this position, please submit the below
documents on-line at: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/ . (Click on "Search Vacancies".

Enter position number "04-32-0707".)

(1) cover letter with objective for applying;

(2) curriculum vitae including separate lists of journal and conference

(3) statement of research interests and goals; and

(4) names and contact information for three professional references.

Applications will be accepted through July 15, 2007 and will be reviewed
with the objective of filling the position by August 15, 2007.

North Carolina State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative
action employer. In addition, NC State University welcomes all persons
without regard to sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities desiring
accommodation in the application process should contact Debbie
Allgood-Staton at (919)-515-2362.