Human Systems Engineering Summer Intern

US-MA-Cambridge
2 weeks ago(1/12/2018 8:41 AM)
Requisition ID
2018-3080

Overview

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.

 

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.

 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.   We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.   

 

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.

Responsibilities

The student will join a multidisciplinary team environment and work collaboratively on projects dedicated to understanding and improving human performance during interaction with intelligent systems. Projects may span topics including multimodal signals (physiological measures), healthcare, and adaptive systems.  This student is expected to have strong written and verbal communication, organizational, and time management skills.  Responsibilities may include experimental design, usability testing (planning and execution), literature reviews, and statistical data analysis.

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have experience in a research setting with a background in human factors, experimental design, quantitative and qualitative metrics, and statistical data analysis.  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and organized communicator who is comfortable working within a team-centered agile development environment.  Experience and interest in human factors, multimodal signals, and data analysis is preferred.

 

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