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RAP opportunity at Air Force Science and Technology Fellowship Program     AF STFP

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


711th Human Performance Wing, RHW/Training Group

opportunity location
13.15.02.B7362 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337905


name email phone
Glenn Gunzelmann 937.938.3554
Tiffany Jastrzembski Myers 937-723-0377


In an operational environment that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous there is a need to ensure that the Air and Space forces can make efficient and effective use of resources and technology to achieve and maintain decision superiority in air, space, and cyberspace. To do this, we must leverage our understanding of human learning and cognition 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 specific topics that target technologies and capabilities that demonstrate how our understanding of human learning and cognition interacts with  technology, data, and instructional design to ensure that our Airmen and Guardians have the knowledge, skills, agility and innovative capacity to achieve and sustain decision superiority in the context of changing operational demands, information environments, and adversary capabilities and tactics. This research opportunity is focused on advancing the science and technology of human multisensory perception, learning, information processing, and action in pursuit of goals related to this overall vision:

Establish a persistent, global experimentation, test, and training ecosystem that supports personalized, proficiency-based readiness for Airmen and Guardians in joint all-domain operations
Use digital modeling to advance considerations of human perception, cognition, and action in system development and operational planning
Inform strategy and create capabilities for influence operations through experimentation, models, and analytics

Enable real-time learning and adaptation in teams of humans and machines in training and operational settings

key words
Computational model; Cognition; Cognitive science; Psychology; Cognitive model; Data science; Human machine team; Virtual reality; Augmented reality; Multi-capable airmen; cognitive warfare; information operations


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$95,000.00 $5,000.00

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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