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Latest update: July 25, 2017
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Position Number: 42704
Title: Program Director, Applied Research E2i Creative Studio
Job Category: Full-time
Location: Orlando
Closing date: 08/10/2017
Salary: $130,000 to negotiable

Description:
This position is responsible for securing and overseeing major applied research programs at the University of Central Florida (UCF), Institute for Simulation and Training (IST). The selected candidate will create and submit proposals, develop policies and guidelines, hire and train staff as necessary, and ensure compliance with university and other relevant regulations.
Duties include:
• Serve as senior leadership for research projects in area of specialty.
• Develop competitive proposals for funding for modeling and simulation (M&S) applied research projects (e.g., interactive educational media). • Develop budgets and ensure the budget is adhered to throughout the program.
• Plan the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with program work statement.
• Monitor the effectiveness and results of the program and plan adjustments.
• Insure all deliverables are developed and delivered according to program milestones.
• Support/deliver program briefings, demonstrations, etc.
• Develop special reports, reviews or summaries as requested.
• Cultivate substantive partnerships with local, regional, national and international entities.
• Hire, mentor and evaluate junior faculty and other team members according to university procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field related to modeling and simulation for training and education. A minimum of ten years research and development experience in successively more responsible positions is required.
This position requires recent demonstrated experience securing and managing large applied research programs centered on a relevant modeling and simulation for training topical area such as experiential learning, transportation, etc. Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills are required as well as excellent written and verbal communication. Public speaking and presentation skills to external groups, sponsors and academic audiences are essential. Experience in building a cohesive applied research team is essential. Understanding university administrative and educational processes is required. Thorough knowledge of creating and managing project budgets is necessary.

Special Conditions:
This is a full-time salaried position. Work is primarily completed at IST; related domestic and international travel is a required part of this position. This position reports directly to the IST Director.
United States citizenship is required due to the nature of some of the research performed.
This position is supported by contracts and grants funding (C&G) and is contingent upon available funding.

Additional Application Materials Required:
UCF requires all applications to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, http://www.jobswithucf.com. In addition to the online application, interested candidates must upload the following documents:
1. A cover letter;
2. A recent CV documenting the applicant’s education, experience, publications and/or papers in progress, technical skills, and recognitions;
3. A professional statement of research interests and evidence of excellence;
4. A list with the names and contact information (including email addresses and phone numbers) of at least three professional references.
Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.
Questions about this position may be directed to Ms. Naya Ramirez, search committee coordinator, at nramirez@ist.ucf.edu.

How to Apply
Apply online using this link: http://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/50235. Submit resume/vita and letter of interest at time of application.








Position Number: 42504
Title: Research Assistant Professor, Simulation Systems
Job Category: Full-time
Location: Orlando
Closing date: 08/03/2017
Salary: Negotiable

Description:
The research assistant professor will identify and create a research program in an emerging area of modeling and simulation. Some examples include, but are not limited to, simulation in healthcare or serious games. The incumbent will be expected to identify and secure external funding in the simulation area aligned with their area of expertise and experience (academic and/or other employment). Some existing relationships with external organizations are expected and should be nurtured and expanded. The selected candidate will be a part of or guide a multi-discipline group of students and collaborators and will therefore work in areas that are aligned with, but may not necessarily overlap, their expertise in order to more fully consider the totality of the research effort.
Additionally, the incumbent will be expected to publish and present their work in appropriate venues (some of which are peer-reviewed). While not required, some teaching would be beneficial. Guiding and mentoring students, participation on theses and dissertation committees, and eventual chairing of such committees is expected.

Minimum Qualifications:
Earned doctorate (Ph.D.) from an accredited institution in modeling and simulation or a related field (e.g., mathematics, psychology, computer science/engineering, industrial engineering).
The position requires research in emerging simulation systems principally used for training and education. Knowledge of live, virtual, constructive, and gaming simulations either through academic training or experience. Evidence of:
• Experience with contemporary issues and emerging areas in modeling and simulation such as medical simulation, gaming, etc.
• The ability to work and lead multidiscipline teams in research projects.
• Evidence of knowledge of the process of conducting research.
• Proficiency in one or more specific areas of modeling and simulation (e.g., conducting studies with human participants, software development, etc.).
• Demonstrated ability in writing reports, papers, etc. that are reviewed or used by others.

Preferences:
• Experience in working on externally sponsored research under contract to an entity such as UCF.
• Working with the military.

Special Conditions:
U.S. citizenship is required due to the nature of the research performed.
Applicants will be also considered for position #42233, research assistant professor, Simulation Systems.
These are full-time positions supported by contracts and grants funding (C&G) and are contingent upon available funding.

Additional Application Materials Required:
UCF requires all applications to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, http://www.jobswithucf.com. In addition to the online application, interested candidates must upload the following documents:
1. A cover letter;
2. A recent CV documenting the applicant’s education, experience, publications and/or papers in progress, technical skills, and recognitions;
3. A professional statement of research interests and evidence of excellence;
4. A list with the names and contact information (including email addresses and phone numbers) of at least three professional references.
Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.
Questions about this position may be directed to Ms. Naya Ramirez, search committee coordinator, at nramirez@ist.ucf.edu.

How to Apply
Apply online using this link: http://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/50237. Submit resume/vita and letter of interest at time of application.








Position Number:20056
Title:Postdoctoral Associate (Research Scientist)
Job Category:Full-time
Location: Orlando
Closing date:
Salary:Negotiable

Description:
The Institute for Simulation and Training at University of Central Florida invites applications for a postdoctoral research scientist position in computational social simulation. The position is scheduled to begin in Fall 2017.
Job Description:
• Conduct specific research projects under the direction of a principal investigator;
• Support proposal development, manuscript writing, and related grant activities; and
• Develop computer programs and applications in support of experiments and research activities.
The selected candidate must have the ability to conduct independent research, write academic manuscripts, develop grant proposals and administer research projects.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Qualifications:
Earned Ph.D. in a relevant discipline such as computational social sciences, machine learning, computational simulation, computer science, information systems, statistics or a closely related discipline form an accredited institution by the start of the appointment period.
Candidates who expect to earn their Ph.D. by summer 2017 will be considered.

Preferences:
• Excellent skills, proficiency, and demonstrated experience in building computer programs, managing large datasets, and developing simulation applications using contemporary languages;
• Strong knowledge in social and behavioral disciplines;
• Collaborative skills with an appreciation for the principles of shared governance;
• Effective communication, collaboration, and organizational skills.

Special Conditions:
Legal authorization to work full-time in the United States for the duration of employment is required. A foreign national, if recruited for the position, may be eligible for green-card sponsorship by UCF.
This is a full-time position supported by contracts and grants funding (C&G).

Additional Application Materials Required:
UCF requires all applications to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, http://www.jobswithucf.com. In addition to the online application, interested candidates must upload the following documents (combined in a single PDF file):
• A cover letter;
• A recent CV documenting the applicant’s education, experience;
publications and/or papers in progress, technical skills, and recognitions;
• A professional statement of research interests and evidence of excellence; and
• A list of names and contact information (including email addresses and phone numbers) of at least three professional references.
Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.
Questions about this position may be directed to Ms. Naya Ramirez, search committee coordinator, at nramirez@ist.ucf.edu. UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

How to Apply
Apply online using this link: http://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/50043. Submit resume/vita and letter of interest at time of application.








Position: Graduate Research Assistant
Location: Orlando
Description:
Graduate research assistantships provide students with one-on-one mentoring with research faculty, as well as an opportunity to gain experience in your field of research.
Salary: $12 to $16 per hour

Responsibilities:
• Conduct training needs and task analyses
• Assist in the assessment of training systems and technologies
• Assist in the design of research studies and experiments
• Conduct experimental sessions with human subjects
• Organize, process, and statistically analyze data
• Conduct literature reviews
• Contribute to publications, conference submissions, and presentations
• Support IRB documentation and approval process

Minimum Qualifications:
• Overall GPA at least 3.2
• Excellent time management and communication skills
• Must be able to work independently and within a team setting
• U.S. Citizenship

Desired Qualifications:
• Coursework in a relevant field including instructional design, psychology, digital media, and/or industrial engineering
• Familiarity with training evaluation approaches
• Previous research and statistical analysis experience
• Exposure to physiological sensor data collection
• Technical writing abilities

About this Lab:
Prodigy is a laboratory of the Institute for Simulation and Training that focuses on assessing, understanding, explaining, predicting, and improving human performance. Prodigy employs a broad suite of psychophysiological measures, analytical tools, and simulation platforms to advance the scientific understanding of complex human-systems and inform the design of emerging technologies. Prodigy works with organizations, such as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Army Research Laboratory, and the Florida Department of Transportation, to investigate human performance in a variety of domains.

To Apply:
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume/CV to Martin Goodwin at mgoodwin@ist.ucf.edu


Jobs at UCF
Positions are grouped according to job category which includes: Administrative & Professional (A&P), Faculty, Staff, Other Personal Services (OPS)and Pool Jobs. Apply online at JobswithUCF.com for all IST positions.

A&P positions are non-faculty positions classified as exempt professional and managerial positions which do require at least a Bachelor's degree. Faculty positions are the professional instructional and/or academic administrative positions of the university. Staff positions are usually classified as non-exempt support positions which typically do not require a degree. OPS positions are temporary positions which may be either full- or part-time and are not eligible for benefits.

To apply for a position, applicants are required to complete the online application in its entirety including accurate information on previous employers along with supervisors' names and phone numbers for the last ten years of employment. Additional employment history may be added, if so desired. Cover letters/CVs, resumes and letters of reference may be attached with the online application but are not required unless indicated in the posting.

What is Simulation Research?
Computer-aided simulations are all around you. Using complex mathematical formulas—also known as algorithms—combined with sophisticated computer and mechanical devices, they teach pilots to fly, ground vehicle operators to drive and machine operators to control their machines. Other simulations create virtual worlds — computer-generated images that you can view on a monitor or through miniature, head-mounted displays that can immerse you in "cyberspace" (virtual reality) or mix real images with computer-generated animations (mixed reality). Still other simulations create situations that train people to solve problems, react as a team or work effectively under stress.

Because it's often too expensive, too dangerous, too inconvenient, too inefficient or impossible to do many things in real life, people use simulations to answer "what happens if I do this? " or "what if I build it this way?" questions.

Researching ways to make computer simulations work better and train people better is a primary focus of IST. The job requires computer scientists, psychologists, mathematicians, engineers, animators, storytellers and many others in related fields. (want more?)

About IST:
The Institute for Simulation & Training, a large research unit of the University of Central Florida, is an internationally recognized research institute that focuses on advancing simulation technology and increasing the understanding of simulation’s role in training and education. Teams of faculty researchers work jointly with the military, industry and other academic institutions to develop simulation technologies and transfer the benefits of these technologies into areas as diverse as disaster preparedness, medicine, public education and entertainment. IST offers a flexible work environment to meet a variety of employee needs. The University of Central Florida offers a complete and diversified benefit package including Tuition Fee Waiver.

IST operates as eight distinct units.

Information Systems Technology develops and promulgates innovative ways, using Internet and other network-based technology, to store, exchange and disseminate information.

Interactive Realities conducts research and develops and applies modeling and simulation technologies to the specific needs of its government, academic and industry sponsors.

Human Systems Integration and Team Performance Research conducts research seeking better understanding of how people and technology interact with each other and with machinery in a training environment.

Advanced Performance Technology focuses on enhancing human performance through the best use of available and applicable technology.

Academic Programs organizes and participates in graduate and professional programs in modeling and simulation.

Media Convergence laboratories strive for experiential media innovation through interdisciplinary research and cross-industry applications of core multi-sensory simulation technology.

Technology Applications seeks ways to translate IST and university modeling and simulation research to military, government and industrial training use.

Business Services oversees administration, contract and grant coordination and other vital business operations of the institute.

For more information about IST, go here.

About UCF
The University of Central Florida is emerging as a major public institution of higher education with more than 59,000 students (Fall 2012), numerous graduate and Ph.D. programs and a vibrant Honors College that attracts some of the best undergraduate students in the nation. Multidisciplinary master’s and Ph.D. programs in modeling and simulation draw student and faculty talent from many disciplines. In addition to its reputation for simulation and training research, UCF is a significant contributor to such leading-edge research areas as lasers, optics and photonics, psychology and human factors, renewable energy sources, nanotechnology, biomolecular science, materials science and computing sciences. We could go on, but you can explore for yourself at the UCF main website.

Still haven't found the answers you want? Please contact the IST personnel office  or see UCF Human Resources for more information regarding employment opportunities at IST and the university.

UCF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. As an agency of the State of Florida, the university makes all search records open to the public.

Link to IST home page

Institute for Simulation & Training
3100 Technology Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32826
407-882-1300

Latest update: July 25, 2017