Do you have experience in the application of Human Factors methods and knowledge to the development and assessment of systems and technology? Do you have qualifications in or a demonstrated understanding of the human sciences, such as ergonomics, physiology, sport science, human systems engineering, psychology/cognitive science or similar; along with a passion for research and creative thinking? If this sounds like you, Defence Technology Agency at Devonport Naval Base would like you to apply for the position of Research Scientist/Research Leader - Human Systems.
To be successful in this role you will have the following:
A strong understanding of Human Systems Integration processes applied to large, complex systems
Evidence of keen analytical skills that demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the interdependencies of human characteristics and abilities with technology, and how this shapes system performance
Demonstrated success in the application of Human Factors to technology development and the conduct of scientific research preferably in the Defence Sector
Broad knowledge of Ergonomics/Human Engineering, Cognitive Science or Applied Psychology, Operability Testing and experimentation, and Human Reliability
Experience in managing R&D efforts for the organisation and contributing to overall business management or strategic planning. Experience will include project management, multi-disciplinary team leading and development and mentoring of other Human Systems personnel
Ability to deal with problems of considerable scope and complexity
Computer literacy and ability to use specialised technical software and equipment
A strong work ethic and a desire to enhance human performance across NZDF
Strong communication skills and a proven ability to engage with customers/stakeholders, systems users and other professionals
The Defence Technology Agency (DTA) is a business unit established to provide applied research, exploratory development, and policy studies on science, technology and related areas with application to military technology, force development and operations. The Human Systems Group within DTA has responsibility for providing research, science and technology support to the New Zealand Defence Force in the field of Human Performance.
In return for your skills you will receive five weeks annual leave and a unique working environment. Apply now!
Please quote NZDF - 1706015 in all correspondence.
To view the Position Description and to Apply Online, please visit the NZDF website, www.defencecareers.mil.nz. For further information, contact Andy Richardson on (+64 9) 445 5840, quoting NZDF-1706015.
Applications close at 10:00AM on Monday, 10 July 2017.
Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:
Higher level Security Clearance
most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.
If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.
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