| •Do you have qualifications in the field of ergonomics, physiology, sport science, human systems engineering or similar, with demonstrated experience in applying your knowledge in a systems context? •Are you an analytical thinker who can take a multi-disciplinary view of a complex problem and identify novel yet practical solutions? •Do you have a proven background in managing research and development activity in an applied context? •Do you have an aptitude and demonstrated experience in the mentoring and development of other professionals? |
Do you have qualifications in the field of ergonomics, physiology, sport science, human systems engineering or similar; along with a passion for research and creative thinking? If this sounds like you, Defence Technology Agency at Devonport Naval Base would like you to apply for the position of Research Leader - Human Systems.
The Defence Technology Agency (DTA) is a business unit established to provide applied research, exploratory development, and policy studies on science, technology and related areas with application to military technology, force development and operations. The Human Systems Group within DTA has responsibility for providing research, science and technology support to the New Zealand Defence Force in the field of Human Performance.
To be successful in this role you will have:
•Demonstrated success in the application of Human Factors to technology development and the conduct of scientific research preferably in the Defence Sector. A strong understanding of Human Systems Integration processes is highly desirable •Broad knowledge of Ergonomics/Human Engineering, Cognitive Science or Applied Psychology, Operability Testing and experimentation, Human Reliability •Experience in managing R&D efforts for the organisation and contributing to overall business management or strategic planning •Ability to deal with problems of considerable scope and complexity •Computer literacy and ability to use specialised technical software and equipment •A strong work ethic and a desire to enhance human performance across NZDF •Strong communication skills and a proven ability to engage with customers/stakeholders, systems users and other professionals.
In return for your skills you will receive five weeks annual leave and a unique working environment. Apply now!
Please quote NZDF-1702033 in all correspondence.
To view the Position Description and to Apply Online, please visit the NZDF website, www.defencecareers.mil.nz. For further information, contact Andy Richardson on (09) 445 5840, quoting NZDF-1702033
Applications close at 10:00AM on Monday, 27 March 2017.
Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:
Higher level Security Clearance
•most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR •is a citizen of, and has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.
If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.