Woburn MA Washington DC


Cognitive Scientist / Human Factors Analyst Human Performance

Woburn, MA or Washington, DC


Aptima currently has an opening for a Cognitive Scientist or Human Factors Analyst in the Human Performance Division. We are looking for individuals interested in working on a variety of projects related to training needs analysis, training system development and evaluation, performance measure development, technology evaluation, and human performance assessment.


Minimum Requirements:

  Masters or Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, Experimental Psychology, or a related field

  Excellent written communication skills

  Excellent verbal communication skills

  Willingness to travel up to 25%

  U.S. Citizenship

  Must be able to obtain Secret security clearance

  The ideal candidate also will have at least three of the following:

  Proficiency in defining measures for assessment (e.g., training, performance)

  Proficiency in experimental design and statistical data analysis

  Proficiency in task and training needs analysis

  Experience in education or training system design

  Experience with simulation-based training systems

  Proficiency with data analysis programs (SPSS/SAS)


Desired but not required:

  History of leading winning proposals

  Experience developing/delivering military training

  Experience conducting research within the military domain


Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume/vita, and writing sample to aptima_personnel@aptima.com


Aptima will compensate applicants for any travel or relocation expenses to fill this position. All applicants must be willing to work in one of Aptima's office locations Monday through Friday.


All applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.