Human Factors Scientist



FET’s Human Factors practice is seeking a Scientist in our Orlando, FL office. The ideal candidate for this position has a strong interest in applying their experience and training to real-world scenarios involving operator behavior, perception, cognition, occupational safety, and consumer-product interaction. An interest in automobiles, distracted driving, and perception is favored.

Candidates should feel comfortable working in a fast-paced and collaborative consulting environment which requires a high degree of self-motivation, professionalism, organization, responsiveness, and resilience to stress.


  • Analyzing human performance related to a wide variety of real-world scenarios involving automobiles, commercial vehicles, occupational work, and consumer products.
  • Obtaining, reviewing, and applying scientific literature, standards, codes, and technical data to the reconstruction of loss events.
  • Serving as project manager and team lead on related projects.
  • Maintain communication with client, supervising project manager, and project team on status and scope of assigned projects.
  • Developing client contacts and assisting in the growth of the business.
  • Travel for client meetings, field work, marketing, and business development.
  • Maintain technical and professional knowledge related to the scientist’s practice area(s) through attending continuing education courses and workshops, attending industry/practice related seminars, reviewing relevant scientific and professional publications, and participating in professional organizations and societies.
  • Continuously meet or exceed assigned performance metrics and goals.


  • Ph.D. in Experimental or Cognitive Psychology
  • Minimum of 3 years of post-academic industry experience
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in statistics and a strong aptitude for mathematics
  • Adequate research experience with a preference for driving and transportation related research