Date Posted: Dec 19, 2017
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Arizona State University’s Center for Human, Artificial Intelligence, and Robot Teaming (CHART), housed in ASU’s Global Security Initiative, is seeking an assistant research scientist to develop concepts, write proposals, and conduct research projects that advance national security applications of heterogeneous teams composed of humans, artificially intelligent agents, individual robots, and/or robotic swarms. This is a full-time research position dedicated to advancing research and discovery of public value. The assistant research scientist will play a key role in advancing the growth and success of CHART in collaboration with the Center Director and Associate Director, with the ultimate aim of advancing fundamental knowledge and producing technologies, tools, and best practices that can be transitioned to security practitioners in both government and industry.
CHART is an interdisciplinary center at ASU led by Professor of Human Systems Engineering Nancy Cooke and Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Spring Berman. The assistant research scientist will work closely with the Center directors, student research assistants, and the Center’s affiliate faculty to develop novel research concepts, write proposals, and conduct research. Center directors will provide direction as appropriate, but there is significant potential for independence within the Center’s subject area.
This is an opportunity to join a team that is conducting cutting-edge research in a rapidly growing field at the nation’s most innovative university. CHART anticipates significant growth over the next five to ten years, and the assistant research scientist will help shape the direction of that growth.
• Contribute to and eventually spearhead CHART research initiatives
• Draft proposals to U.S. government agencies, industry, and philanthropic institutions for sponsored research activities
• Collaborate with CHART leadership, student researchers, affiliate faculty, and other GSI research scientists
• Oversee and maintain testbeds for human/robot teaming experiments
• Demonstrated experience in human-AI-robot teaming research
• Strong writing and oral communication skills
• Ability to work well in a team and to operate independently when needed
• Experience in proposal writing
• Strong background in quantitative analysis and experimental design
• Experience designing, setting up, and maintaining testbeds
• Experience successfully building and maintaining relationships with sponsors and partners (government and/or industry)
• Ph.D. in human factors, robotics, mechanical or electrical engineering, cognitive science, computer science, or a related field.
• Evidence of multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary research activity.
Instructions to apply:
Applications received by January 24 will receive full consideration during the first review, though this position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, summary of past work (two pages maximum), a one page statement of potential research interests, and the names and contact information of three references to . Please put “CHART research scientist” in the subject line of your email.
The Center for Human, Artificial Intelligence, and Robot Teaming (CHART) conducts cutting edge research to investigate and develop technologies and best practices for the composition, training, management, and evaluation of heterogeneous teams composed of humans, AI, and robots. The goal is to cultivate effective, ethical teams of humans, AI, and robots that work together in support of national security. The Center will also conduct research on potential ethical and legal issues likely to arise as agents and robots are assigned increasing autonomy. CHART is housed at ASU’s Global Security Initiative, an interdisciplinary hub for security-focused research.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.