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Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Cognitive technologies for digital engineering and agile readiness that ensure mission effectiveness


Airman Systems Directorate, RHW/Training Group

RO# Location
13.15.02.B7362 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337905


name email phone
Glenn Gunzelmann 937.938.3554


In an operational environment that is increasingly complex, uncertain, and dynamic there is a need to ensure that warfighters have the knowledge and skills they need to be effective, and the agility to adapt to changing operational circumstances. This research opportunity is focused on foundational research and technology to ensure that future operators are prepared for the changing face of military operations. We are interested in a broad range of research that targets training technologies and capabilities that enable personalized, quantitative, and continuous readiness monitoring and maintenance to ensure mission effectiveness in those complex, uncertain, and dynamic environments where future military operations will occur. The research spans diverse areas, including:

-How to leverage technology options effectively to meet training needs to maximize return on investments in training and readiness

-Generalizable and scalable technologies for performance measurement and assessment, data warehousing, and proficiency-based assessment

-New approaches to understanding and evaluating performance, communication, and coordination in teams, including teams that include machine team members and partners

-Scientific approaches to developing Airmen and Guardians who are prepared to adapt to new operational realities in real time and support them in performing unfamiliar environments in high-stress, high-demand operational contexts

Computational model; Cognition; Cognitive science; Psychology; Cognitive model; Spatial cognition; Data science; Human machine team; Virtual reality; Augmented reality; Multi-capable airmen


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$76,542.00 $4,000.00

$3,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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