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Research Assistant

Iowa City, IA

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Research Assistant

The University of Iowa, Center for Computer-Aided Design, Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL), is seeking applicants for a full-time Research Assistant position supporting human factors experimentation using OPL flight test aircraft and flight simulator facilities, starting January 2, 2017. The OPL conducts research in human-in-the-loop and intelligent autonomous systems to increase efficiency, inter-operability, and safety. Systems of particular interest include fight decks, airborne sensor systems, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems, and automotive user interface systems.

A Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. This position also requires at least one year of experience as a Flight test engineer (FTE) in support of avionics testing in fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Experience in designing, fabricating, and installing electrical and mechanical components in experimental manned and unmanned aircraft systems in a research environment is also required. For a full position description and list of required and desired qualifications, visit

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual.

Posted 12/01/16

Job ID: 20743663
Mactive ID: 42099