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Human Factors Engineer

Company name
Battelle Memorial Institute


Arlington, VA
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Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle's work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

We are currently seeking a Human Factors Engineer (Experimental, Cognitive, Industrial/Organizational, Human Factors, or Applied). This position located in Arlington VA

Primary Function

Battelle's Critical Infrastructure Business Line is seeking a junior psychologist (Experimental, Cognitive, Industrial/Organizational, Human Factors, or Applied) with strong quantitative skills to support the research, development, test and evaluation of security systems and technology for both the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration. This is a full-time position, and the selected candidate will work in Battelle's Crystal City Operations in Arlington, Virginia.

Major Responsibilities

Work is performed both in the field and at the TSA Systems Integration Facility (TSIF) located at the Ronald Reagan Nation Airport. Candidate will aid in the development and evaluation of security systems and processes to improve Homeland Security, operator effectiveness, productivity, and safety. They will apply experimental psychology techniques to identify the cognitive/perceptual requirements and abilities of system users, operators, and maintainers. Candidate must have strong quantitative skills and excellent computer skills including expertise in the use of applicable Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Position Requirements


The candidate must have at least a MS psychology from an accredited college or university.

Experience required is 0-2 years of technical work experience.

The candidate must be able to travel, be a self-starter, and a team player. Travel is expected to be at least 25%.

Sole US Citizenship with the eligibility and willingness to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Security Clearance and to obtain TSA Security Suitability.


A Ph.D. in psychology from an accredited college or university

Already possess a DOD Secret Security Clearance

Already possess TSA Security Suitability

Experience in the test and evaluation of Transportation Security Equipment (TSA).

Legal Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.


Battelle's competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, or disability. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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Company Profile
Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries.

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