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Vision Scientist

Job ID: 1925421
Location: FORT SAM HOUSTON, TX, United States
Date Posted: Oct 15, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Scientist
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a highly motivated and organized Vision Scientist with expertise in color vision and visual psychophysics to support a vibrant research program aimed at enhancing the survivability of military airmen by enabling them to counter optical threats while exploiting optical systems to enhance their survivability, resiliency and effectiveness.

 

Roles and Responsibilities (including some or all of the following):

·       You will work in a team environment, collaborating with world-renowned scientists, conducting research on laser bioeffects, vision science, human factors, and safety engineering. 

·       You will lead research efforts on the role of color vision in human perception and performance, in relation to laser visual effects and laser protection technologies in the military environment. 

·       You will participate in all phases of research involving human subjects from experimental design, laboratory instrumentation, data collection, statistical analysis, and manuscript preparation, and serve in roles as an associate or principal investigator.

Qualifications

Must be a U.S. citizen and have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance

PhD in vision science, experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience or a related discipline

Thorough understanding of the human visual system, particularly color vision

Experience in preparing and executing human subjects’ research protocols is essential

Good multidisciplinary background, involving technical instrumentation, statistical analysis, and data visualization

Demonstrated skills in coding (e.g. Python, R, Matlab, SAS)

Prior research experience (2+ years) in color vision research and visual psychophysics


Desired Qualifications

 

Strong fundamentals in problem solving, algorithm design, and model building would be a distinct advantage

Some experience of human systems interfaces or human factors engineering




Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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