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Latest update: December 1, 2017
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Position Number: 42416
Title: Assistant In Simulation
Job Category: Full-time
Location: Orlando
Closing date: 11/23/2017
Salary: $85,000 to negotiable

Description:
The Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for the position of assistant in simulation. Our research is primarily in support of the U.S. Army Research Lab (ARL) simulation and training technologies research.

Minimum Qualifications:
Masterís degree in computer science or computer engineering from an accredited institution and two years of related professional experience, or a bachelorís degree in computer science or computer engineering from an accredited institution and three years of related professional experience. Applicants from other academic disciplines related to modeling and simulation will be considered.

Preferences:
Strong applicants will have experience in at least four of the following areas: Augmented Reality concepts; Machine Learning/Deep Learning; Objective C/ C++/Java software language; Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems; mobile platform application development (Android and IOS); commercial game engines such as Unity; OpenSource game engines such as Ogre; and visual development environments such as IntelilJ, Xcode, Visual Studio, Qt Creator, Eclipse, and MonoDevelop.

Special Conditions:
This is a repost position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.
U.S. citizenship and the ability to attain security clearance is required due to the nature of research performed.
This is a full-time, 12-month position 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 applicantís 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 Dr. Wingyan Chung, Associate Professor, at wchung@ucf.edu.

How to Apply
Apply online using this link: http://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/50777. Submit resume/vita and letter of interest at time of application.








Position Number: 90859
Title: Research Assistant in Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering
Job Category: Full-time
Location: Orlando
Closing date: 11/23/2017
Salary: $20.00 per hr to Negotiable

Description:
The Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for the position for research assistant. Our current research focuses on simulation and training technologies.

Minimum Qualifications:
A high school diploma and three years of appropriate experience. Appropriate vocational/technical/manufacturers training may substitute for two years of the required experience. If minimum requirements of the position do not require post high school education, an applicant is not required to provide the information on the application.

Preferences:
Recent graduate student pursuing a Masterís degree from an accredited institution, preferably in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science. Applicants from other academic disciplines that are related to modeling and simulation will be considered.
We are particularly interested in applicants with experience in the following areas:
• Embedded processor and microcontroller board customization
• Knowledge of common boards such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi
• Custom circuit designs and implementation
• CAD software knowledge for rapid prototype
• Prior experience with Oscilloscope
• Software development in C/C++/Java/Sketch
• Compilers: Visual Studio, GCC, Aduino
• Knowledge of common digital and analog inertial sensors
• Knowledge of Virtual Machines
• Internet Networking Protocols
• Head Mounted Displays such as Oculus Rift
• Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality

Veteransí Preference:
Preference will be given to eligible veterans and their eligible spouses in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes. Applicants claiming preference are responsible for providing required documentation by the closing date of the position. For more information on Veteransí Preference, please visit http://hr.ucf.edu/files/VeteransPreference.pdf.

Special Conditions:
This position is a 40 hours full-time funded by contracts and grants (C&G).
US citizenship and the ability to attain security clearance are required due to job location.
For more information about this position, please contact Naya Ramirez, search committee coordinator, at nramirez@ist.ucf.edu or Brian Plamondon, Program Director bplamond@ist.ucf.edu.
State Benefits eligibility for OPS employees are subject to criteria established by the State of Florida. The stateís benefits administrator, People First, determines eligibility and coordinates enrollment. If this position becomes eligible for state benefits the employee will be notified directly by People First.

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 applicantís 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.






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: December 1, 2017