Job: Postdoctoral Research Fellow/RA in Human Factors in Surgical Simulation and Training at Wright State U.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Assistant in Human Factors in Surgical Simulation and Training

Department of Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering Wright State University

We are seeking a highly qualified postdoctoral research associate and a research assistant to perform research in surgical simulation and training. This multidisciplinary research involves engineers and physicians from Wright State University, Miami Valley Hospital, and other medical institutions in Ohio.

Successful candidates will hold one-year appointments, renewable pending availability of funds.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate


  1. Earned Ph.D. degree in human factors engineering, experimental psychology, biomedical engineering, computer science, or equivalent, with an interest in medical devices and systems design, virtual reality simulation, haptics, and/or human performance evaluation and training.
  2. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on research projects.
  3. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  4. Experience in conducting research with human and animal subjects, using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and the IRB and IACUC process.
  5. Experience with virtual or augmented reality, haptic devices, HCI and UI design, programming in C, C++, OpenGL, and statistical data analysis packages such as SAS, SPSS, or R.
  6. Ability to prioritise tasks, manage team members, and disseminate results in a timely manner.


  1. Conduct literature review.
  2. Conduct field studies and controlled laboratory experiments in the hospital operating room, animal labs, and simulation labs.
  3. Perform task analysis, cognitive task analysis, work domain analysis, etc. of the surgical environment and of emerging surgical techniques.
  4. Manage project activities and team members
  5. Assist in writing grant proposals and developing research ideas.
  6. Develop and design data acquisition apparatus and measurement protocols.
  7. Co-­-author conference papers and peer-­-reviewed journal papers.

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