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Latest update: February 24, 2017
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Position Number: 42704
Title: Assistant In Simulation
FTE: 1.0-Full-Time
Job Open Date 02/24/2017
Job Close Date 03/16/2017
Department Research-Institute for Simulation and Training (IST)
Annual Salary $58,000 to Negotiable

Job Description:

This position involves olfaction in simulation, application of moulage, synthetic tissue development, simulated tissue properties, and new virtual reality methods. The position involves technical support for creating a new generation of computer-based medical simulations, engaging in the design process, and participating in lab experiments. Participation in a wide range of activities also include administering research experiments and conducting data analysis for training effectiveness, human factors/usability, and technical attributes.

Position Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree from an accredited institution in engineering, psychology, or a field related to modeling and simulation, such as virtual reality or training, or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization from an accredited institution and three years related professional experience.

Preferences:

-Master's degree from an accredited institution in engineering, psychology, or a field related to modeling and simulation, such as virtual reality or training.
-Desired work experience with skills related to some or all of the following: systems design, systems engineering, experimental design, statistics, human factors, psychology, prototype development.

Special Conditions:

U.S. citizenship and the ability to obtain a secret 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 and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, www.jobswithucf.com,. In addition to the application, please submit a CV/resume, letter of interest, and a list of three (3) professional references including addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses.

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.

For more information about this position, please contact Naya Ramirez, search committee coordinator, at nramirez@ist.ucf.edu.

UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

To Apply:
http://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/48801


Position Number: 42416
Position:
Associate In Simulation
FTE: 1.0-Full-Time
Job Open Date: 02/17/2017
Job Close Date: 03/16/2017
Department: Research-Institute for Simulation and Training (IST)
Annual 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 current research, funded by the U.S. Army Research Labs (ARL), is primarily in support of ARL’s simulation and training technologies research.

Position responsibilities include:
• Support multiple projects in an effective and timely manner;
• Develop functional application prototypes within a variety of game engine applications;
• Create user interface prototypes and final product for a variety of application areas;
• Lead computer software development;
• Supervise and train student and junior staff;
• Support program briefings, demonstrations, etc.;
• Learn to operate and troubleshoot system prototypes as needed for research and demonstrations;
• Develop special media productions to support project and customer requirements.

For information about the Institute for Simulation and Training and Orlando area, see http://www.ist.ucf.edu

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s Degree from an accredited institution and three years of related professional experience, or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and five years of related professional experience. Degrees in computer science or computer engineering are preferred, but 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, 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: Xcode, Visual Studio, Qt Creator, IntellilJ, Eclipse, and MonoDevelop.

Special Conditions:
U.S. citizenship and the ability to attain security clearance is required due to the nature of research performed. This is a 12-month position supported by contracts and grants funding (C&G) and is contingent upon available funding. This is a repost position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.


Additional Application Materials Required:
UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, www.jobswithucf.com. In addition to the application, please submit a CV/resume, letter of interest, and three (3) 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. For more information about this position, please contact Naya Ramirez, search committee coordinator, at nramirez@ist.ucf.edu. UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

To Apply:
http://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/47874


Position Number: 42195
Title: Assistant In Simulation and Management
FTE: 1.0-Full-Time
Job Open Date: 02/17/2017
Job Close Date: 03/30/2017
Department: Research-Institute for Simulation and Training (IST)
Annual Salary: $70,000 to negotiable

Job Description:
The Institute for Simulation & Training (IST) is interested in hiring talented software developers to support research into Human Robot Interaction (HRI) and automation. Over the last decade the desire to move from robots as tools to teammates has led to advancements in robot sensing and intelligence capabilities. IST is on the forefront of advancing how to integrate these intelligent systems with their human counterparts through development and testing of modern interfaces and automation. In support of these and other human system integration efforts, we are looking for software developers with proficiency in C++ and 3D game engines (e.g., Unity or Unreal) and experience working with and leading small teams of developers.

Position Responsibilities:
• Support multiple concurrent projects efficiently to meet deliverable deadlines.
• Manage, supervise, and train research assistants, students, and programmers.
• Support program demonstrations, workshops, and integration assessments.
• Develop functional user interfaces for use in research.
• Work within the game engines (e.g., Havok, Unreal, Unity 3D) to develop working simulations.
• Troubleshoot technical issues in research and data processing software.
• Lead software development on a variety of code bases.
• Design hardware systems to enable automation research.
• Support experimental data collection and processing when necessary.
• Support literature review and technology research tasking as required by project or lead.

Position Minimum Qualifications:
Master's degree from an accredited institution in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Modeling and Simulation, or a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization and three years of related professional experience.

Preferences:
The following skills are desired: 3D simulation or game development (e.g., Unreal Engine, Unity 3D, Havok), Visual Studio, Eclipse, knowledge of Linux (e.g., Ubuntu), Subversion (SVN), Git, CMake, and Qt Libraries. Experience in robotics, including sensor integration and relevant SDK's such as ROS, is also desired.

Special Conditions:
United States citizenship and the ability to obtain a secret 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 and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, www.jobswithucf.com. In addition to the application, please submit a CV/resume, letter of interest, and a list of three (3) professional references, including addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses.

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.

For more information about this position, please contact Naya Ramirez, search committee coordinator, at nramirez@ist.ucf.edu.

UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

To Apply:
http://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/48770


Position: Graduate Research Assistant
Location: Orlando

Description:
This position is a graduate research assistantship. 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.

Responsibilities::
•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 tasking (making flyers, promotional materials, filling out paperwork, filing, coding, etc.)
• Support IRB documentation and approval process
• Assist with proposal writing
• Assist with the administration of research studies

Minimum Qualifications:
•Overall GPA at least 3.0
• Excellent time management and communication skills
• Must be able to work independently and within a team setting
• Must take initiative and be enthusiastic about engaging in research

Desired Qualifications:
• Coursework in a relevant field including psychology, biology, anatomy and physiology, digital
media, and/or industrial engineering
• Statistical analysis experience
• Previous research 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 uses the latest methods for realizing these aims including a broad suite of psychophysiological measurements and simulation platforms. Prodigy works with various organizations including the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Army Research Laboratory, the Air Force Research Laboratory, Florida Department of Transportation, and others.

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: February 24, 2017