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Opportunity at U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command (AMRMC)

Human Performance Management


Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Psychiatry & Neurosciences-Behaviorial Biology Branch

RO# Location
97.15.52.B3424 Silver Spring, MD 20910


Name E-mail Phone
Capaldi, Vincent F 301.319.9098


We conduct studies in human performance in complex operational systems, as well as research in sleep, sleep deprivation, and continuous operations. Our goals are to develop a sleep management system, which will include (1) the technology to measure sleep in operational settings; (2) a mathematical model to predict performance on the basis of prior sleep; (3) a stimulant to sustain performance when no sleep is possible; (4) a sleep-induction/rapid-reawakening drug combination to promote recuperative sleep; (5) an on-line, real-time alertness/performance monitor to predict lapses and errors prior to their occurrence; and (6) integration of the above into the soldier computer. We also study stress and performance in operational deployments. These studies include measurement of solider well being, performance, horizontal and vertical cohesion, and other organizational climate issues during operational deployments, and the development of statistical tools to evaluate the degree to which individual responses represent group characteristics. Our staff consists of psychologists, physiologists, and biochemists.


Biomathematics; Neuropsychiatry; Statistics; Human performance; Combat effectiveness (human); Sleep; Stimulants; Stress (physiological) ;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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