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Human Factors Intern

Company: Wisk Aero LLC.
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

At Wisk, we're transforming the future of urban mobility through safe, all-electric, autonomous flight.We are a passionate team working together toward a sustainable future, solving high-impact problems that have never been solved before. By delivering everyday flight for everyone, we're making it possible to spend less time getting there and more time being there.If you want to be part of shaping the future of mobility, then read on!At Wisk, we are designing systems that will allow human operators to supervise safely and efficiently multiple aircraft simultaneously. We have built a lab where we test novel concepts and designs using various methods and tools, including: eye tracking, subjective workload scales, heart rate, and more. We are looking for a Human Factors Intern to join our Human factors Engineering team. We are looking for someone who will help plan the evaluations with test subjects, collect the data, process the data, and participate in the implementation of improvements.You will be part of the Human Engineering team that plays a critical role in the design, testing and certification of Wisk's Fleet Operation Center. In this role you will be working closely with the Human Engineering team, as well as with software engineers, product designers and test pilots. We are looking for someone who is comfortable working in an ambiguous environment, where there are no obvious right solutions. We are also looking for someone who is not afraid to take initiatives and lead others.Requirements:

  • Currently pursuing an advanced degree in Human Factors, Experimental Psychology, Neuropsychology, Cognitive Psychology or Human-Machine Interaction
  • Previous experience in conducting quantitative studies/experiments
  • Previous experience in working with eye-tracking devices
  • Previous experience in collecting and processing physiological data in a lab, in particular heart rate, heart rate variability, and skin conductance
  • Basic level of understanding cognitive functions and cognitive neuropsychology, in particular attention and executive functions
  • Previous experience in preparing data sets for statistical analysis using tools such as SPSS, Stata, etc.
  • Attention to details
  • Responsibility and sense of ownership
  • Passion for what we do at WiskDesired:
    • Previous experience in collecting data with iMotions - a big plus
    • Some experience collecting and processing human workload and/or performance data in an aerospace context
    • Familiar with qualitative research methods
    • Some experience working with qualitative data analysis software, such as , inVivo, etc.Hourly rate will be $20 USD an hour.This internship role will be based at Wisk's headquarters in Mountain View, California and relocation or housing will not be provided.Eligibility Requirements For USMust be able to work on-site in Mountain View, CAMust be legally authorized to work in the USMust live in the US at both the time of application AND at the time the internship beginsMust be either a rising sophomore, junior, or senior in collegeMust have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, transcripts are requiredMust be an enrolled student at both the time of application AND at the time the internship beginsMust be able to work 40 hours a week for 10 weeks (full-time for 3 months)Wisk Aero is an E-Verify employer.
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Keywords: Wisk Aero LLC., Mountain View , Human Factors Intern, Other , Mountain View, California

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