Aviation Safety Analyst for Human Performance



The MITRE Corporation’s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development is looking for a Senior Aviation Safety Analyst to be part of a dynamic team of professionals working to improve the safety of the national airspace system focusing on safety aspects of human performance and fatigue in both pilots and Air Traffic Controllers. If you have demonstrated technical excellence involving human factors, psychology, or aviation safety plus excellent written and verbal communication skills, you may be qualified for this position at one of the Fortune 100 Best Places to Work -- for eight years in a row!


VA: McLean

Job Title

Aviation Safety Analyst for Human Performance

Key Functions

You will be part of a team establishing requirements for and conducting analysis, research, and experimentation on fatigue that may lead to aviation accidents or incidents. The task will involve tapping into extensive aviation databases to perform modeling and analysis. In addition, you will help develop and apply analytical tools to analyze the data in order to identify trends and to assess risks and analyze countermeasures.

Required Education/Experience:

BS or equivalent and 1 year experience or MS or equivalent

Desired Education/Experience

Masters or PhD Degree in Human Factors, Psychology, Operations Research, Mathematics/Statistics, or equivalent experience. Broader experience in the field of aviation safety is highly desired. PhD preferred.

Required Skills:

Demonstrated expertise in risk analyzes involving human fatigue in the aviation domain. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are also required.

Desired Skills

• Experience with data mining and text mining,
• Knowledge of aviation or air traffic control operations,
• Experience with aviation safety analysis.
• Demonstrated ability to team with a group of interdisciplinary professionals in a challenging and technically sensitive environment

Contact Valerie Gawron for more information-  vgawron@mitre.org