SALARY RANGE: Competitive and commensurate with experience
LOCATION:Work will be performed remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Relocation to Pittsburgh, PA or Dayton, OH possible in the future, contingent on evolving customer requirements and company policies.
CITIZENSHIP:Due to customer contract requirements,U.S. Citizenship is Required.
Resilient Cognitive Solutions anticipates a Postdoctoral Researcher position available for empirical studies and computational modeling in context-aware communication interfaces research.
Real-world environments involve complex, dynamic perceptual and cognitive demands. High-performance, time-pressured, consequential environments usually require effective communication among team members. Increasingly, these teams are Joint Cognitive Systems (JCS) at the intersection of people, technologies, and the operational mission. In collaboration with key government and industry colleagues, we are starting a new line of fundamental research and development in context-aware communication interfaces for next generation JCS.
This research will involve the use of adaptive information dissemination technologies in communication-intensive, multi-tasking scenarios. We will conduct empirical studies and develop computational models of attention, cognition, and communication in the context of those scenarios to explore ways to improve the timing, content, and presentation of information. The goal is to improve the overall robustness and resilience of mission performance under varying conditions.
At RCS, we create innovative capabilities that support, improve, and accelerate decision making in complex, consequential environments. As a Postdoctoral Researcher in this effort, you will play a lead role in all aspects of the conduct of the research, including research design, modeling, analysis, and the publication and presentation of results. You will collaborate with a high performing team of geographically and organizationally distributed colleagues with backgrounds in cognitive science, cognitive systems engineering, software engineering, machine learning, and natural language processing.
PhD in Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, or related field
Experience in the design and conduct of human subject research
Proficiency with one or more data analysis platforms
Demonstrated computational modeling skills, preferably with prior experiences across multiple formalisms and an interest in working on hybrid/ensemble approaches
Relevant prior publications in peer reviewed journals and/or conference proceedings
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants should send their 1-page letter of interest, CV, and the names and contact information for two referees willing to provide letters of recommendation if requested to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to put “Postdoctoral Researcher” in the Subject Line.
ABOUT: RCS is focused on helping executives and analysts make smarter, faster decisions within high-stakes, fast-paced environments. We do this by combining two forms of intelligence that do not easily mesh: Human Intelligence and Computer Intelligence. We work with best-in-class organizations from around the world and across multiple industries including defense, finance, healthcare, and energy.
LOCATION: RCS is in Pittsburgh, PA, near major universities (Carnegie Mellon and The University of Pittsburgh) and minutes away from a thriving city center. We have easy access to some of the best entertainment and sports venues in the country and Pittsburgh is ranked as one of the most livable and affordable cities. Once a thriving steel town, Pittsburgh is now known as an incubator of technology and medical innovation.
PEOPLE: Our people are passionate about changing the world! They know that their innovative solutions can save a person’s life, increase security, protect property, and better our communities. They help our clients improve their work-life by enabling them to make better, faster decisions.
CULTURE: We offer a culture that produces experts in an atmosphere where fun and hard work go together! We provide the fertile ground and freedom for personal and professional growth. We also believe in harnessing the power of group innovation and perspective. We encourage collaboration to help expand ideas and learning.
LEADERSHIP: RCS is a veteran-owned consultancy under the senior leadership of William Elm, a CSE Fellow and pioneer in the field. Our leadership team encourages excellence through clear expectations while providing the freedom for innovation. We challenge the status quo and develop our people and trade with passion. This is why we all are leaders that can and do IMPROVE THE WORLD!
OTHER DUTIES: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: RCS is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.