At Charles River Analytics, we take great pride in our success at attracting and retaining the most talented and creative problem-solvers in the field. We are a 100% employee-owned company, encouraging participation, innovation, and responsibility from our entire staff. Join our team at one of Boston's Best Places to Work!
Charles River Analytics has an exciting opportunity for a passionate Scientist with experience in Human-Systems Integration, Human Factors, or Human-Computer Interaction to develop new tools and interfaces that help users partner with technology in challenging work environments.
In this role, you will lead small teams of scientists, designers, and engineers to research and understand work domains and user-support requirements, develop new interface concepts, and demonstrate and evaluate interactive prototypes. You will direct the execution, reporting, and presentation of technical work, building and maintaining strong relationships with customers, sponsors, and partners. You will also provide Human Systems subject matter expertise and will collaborate with staff across disciplines to conceive and pursue research opportunities in new and exciting technical areas and domains.
We are always interested in hearing from accomplished candidates who share a strong interest in our research and commercial endeavors. Contact us about future opportunities if you'd like us to keep you in mind as our organization grows.
How you will make a difference:
Help develop and execute a research agenda in areas of Human-Systems Integration and Human-Autonomy Teaming
Study, model, and understand diverse customer needs in complex systems
Develop work-support solutions that build on principles of human perception, cognition, and decision-making
Coordinate and oversee the work of other researchers, designers, and software engineers to implement and evaluate solution concepts as part of a user-centered design process
Lead technical discussions with customers with support from other scientists
Lead and contribute to proposals, reports, and papers
Present work at briefings and conferences
Areas to be Explored
Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Multimodal Interfaces
Adaptive and Intelligent Training
What do you need?
PhD or Masters degree in Human Factors, Cognitive Systems Engineering, Interaction Design, or Cognitive Science (or a related field)
Proven record of capturing and leading research and development contracts or grants as a Principal Investigator, Technical Lead, or Chief Engineer, or Program Manager
Strong written and verbal skills and prior experience in proposal writing, customer interaction, and presentation at technical conferences
What does our Ideal Candidate have?
5+ years of hands-on experience analyzing work environments and conceiving, demonstrating, and evaluating user interfaces
Domain experience in areas related to autonomous systems, intelligence analysis, or tactical aviation
Experience working with DARPA, AFRL, ONR, ARL and/or IARPA or any other related government organizations
Military Service or DoD work experience
Technical or peer-reviewed publications in any of the above fields
Strong design aesthetic and functional reasoning skills with superior attention to detail
Knowledge and experience with state-of-the art machine learning algorithms and autonomy systems
Charles River Analytics offers competitive compensation plus bonus and profit-sharing, with an attractive benefits package including: 100% employer-paid medical and dental insurance, as well as vision, life and disability insurance, paid maternity/paternity leave, tuition reimbursement, monthly gym allowance, free parking, generous paid time off, and a casual environment. We are also accessible by public transportation.
2 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Charles River Analytics
harles River Analytics conducts leading-edge AI, robotics, and human-machine interface R&D and leverages that R&D to create custom solutions for your organization.
At Charles River Analytics, we come to work every day because we want to develop technology for the hardest human-machine teaming problems that impact critical operations and decision-making. In 1983, we began focusing on research that leads to results, initially working for the US government. We became an employee-owned company in 2012, setting the stage for the next generation of innovation, service, and growth. Today, we have nearly 200 employees who work on R&D and commercial programs that make a difference for a “who’s who” of government and industry.
We have a stellar track record developing successful solutions for Government and commercial clients across a diverse collection of markets—defense, intelligence, medical technology, training, transportation, space, and cyber security. Our success is based on our expertise with advanced algorithms, machine learning, autonomous systems, advanced human-system interfaces, and agile software and hardware engineering. Focused research can make a positive difference, a...nd that is our goal on each project we undertake. Our customer-centric focus guides us towards problems that matter, while our passion for science and engineering drives us to find impactful, actionable solutions.