Consortium Research Fellows Program
ARI-FHRU: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Ft. Hood, Texas)
Specific Research Projects
The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will work on developing a training standard quick response (QR) code for individual and crew-served weapons. Currently, there is no easy way to examine how performance during simulated weapons training relates to live-fire performance. Development of a weapons training standard QR code will enable capture of large individual and crew data sets to examine this relationship. Additionally, the Post-Doctoral Research Fellow may work on developing a QR code for team performance and/or cohesion measures. The work will benefit the Post-Doc’s career goals by demonstrating their knowledge and technical skills in information management and computer science to produce an innovative solution for the Army. The Post-Doc will also gain invaluable experience working with the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, the Maneuver Center of Excellence, and with other related stakeholders.
The student may be asked to:
a) Create a standardized QR code and rulebook for individual and crew-served weapons.
b) Demonstrate proof of concept of the QR code.
c) Examine lethality and transfer of learning between simulated and live fire on individual and crew-served weapons.
d) Create a standardized QR code and rulebook for team performance and cohesion measures.
Specific Skills Required
Ph.D. in Computer Science
Knowledge of the theoretical foundations of computer science, including computer system architecture and system software organization, the representation and transformation of information structures, and the theoretical models of such representations and transformation
Design characteristics, limitations, and potential applications of systems having the ability to transform information
Large database and information systems management
Knowledge and ability to code effectively using universal programing language for Windows, iOS, and Android
Familiarity with at least one major platform for statistical computing (e.g., R, Python, Julia)
Understanding of learning theory, psychology of learning, and/or educational psychology (B.A, BSc. or Masters in Psychology preferred)
Understanding of military training and weapons systems (preferred)
Annual salary is based on the salary for a GS-12 Step 1 researcher in the Killen, TX Area.
Prior knowledge of the Army is not a requirement for candidates interested in a Fellowship. Some travel will be required as part of the Fellowship. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens, must complete a security background check, and must obtain and maintain a Federal Government Common Access Card.
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