NTSB Human Performance Expert Position Available!

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has just opened a position for a human factors/human performance expert. This is an exciting position for someone in our field to develop and apply behavioral science knowledge and techniques to real-world systems. It’s a Federal Government position, available from GS-12 to GS 14, with telework, and with relocation, among other benefits. The application window closes 16-NOV, so please let your students and colleagues know about it.
POSITION TITLE:  Human Performance Investigator (Interdisciplinary)
POSITION, SERIES & GRADE:  GS-0180/0896-12/14
OFFICE:  Office of Railroad, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Investigations 
OPEN DATE:  October 30, 2015
CLOSE DATE:  November 16 , 2015
NOTE: U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates

New Oracle Human Factors Job Posting/Opportunity to Learn More

Emily Miller, a College Recruiter with Oracle, wants to extend an invitation to interested members of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society to the event on campus next week!
This event is an opportunity to learn all about Oracle’s full-time Sales and Business Development Representative role within our Sales Academy program.  This position is open to all majors and is available to both December and May graduates.
Please join us in Union South at The Sett for pizza, bowling, and a chance to meet Oracle’s Regional Sales Manager, Andrew StClair.  Take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about Oracle’s Sales and Business Development Representative role, firsthand!
Feel free to contact Emily at

Oracle Networking & Bowling Event at The Sett!
Special Guest:  Regional Sales Manager – Andrew StClair
Date:  Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 
Time:  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CT)
The Sett – Union South


Informal Q & A with Prof. Robert Proctor!

Join us for an informal question and answer discussion with Dr. Robert Proctor on Thursday, Oct 22nd at 2pm in ME 2270!

He is a professor of Cognitive Psychology at Purdue University and conducts research on the human aspects of cybersecurity. He is also an active supporter of the Purdue HFES student chapter. We will meet in ME 2270 at 2pm. Greenbush donuts, bagels and coffee will be served.

Dr. Proctor will also be giving a talk on his research at 1pm in the Gordon Dining and Event Center.

UW-Madison Research Assistant Job Posting!

Dr. Werner is currently seeking motivated graduate (or exceptional undergraduate) students interested in research and mentorship experience in the area of applying Human Factors to Health Care Systems.  Dr. Werner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering, a Discovery Fellow in the Living Environments Lab in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, a Core Faculty in the Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement and an Affiliate Faculty at the VA Hospital. She combines these resources to conduct research applying Human Factors to improve the care of older adults in the home. Specific projects will be focused on the clinical aspects of improving transitional care across health care settings and designing technologies and improving care processes for informal caregivers in the home.  Human Factors applications are broad, with both macro ergonomic and cognitive applications -many exciting possibilities!  


Research activities will include: weekly lab meetings, qualitative inquiry and analyses, application of Human Factors methods, experience in health care environments, networking with experts in the field, and development of new skills and knowledge. 


Interested students should email Dr. Werner at nwerner3@wisc.edu


HFES Kick-Off!


The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society student chapter is having their lunch kick-off meeting on Friday, September 18th, at 12:45 in the Mechanical Engineering Building, room 2065. There will be food, games, and you will learn more about the chapter and our activities planned for this year. Following the kick-off meeting, there will be a speaker event at 1:30 with Rupa Valdez, an assistant professor at the University of Virginia who will discuss her work in human factors in healthcare.




For any questions, please contact the HFES president, Elease McLaurin (emlaurin@wisc.edu)






HFES Annual Ice cream Social!

It’s time for our annual HFES Ice Cream Social. Join us as well all get together before the semester begins to catch up over some delicious sweet, creamy, icy treats at Babcock Dairy

Feel free to bring friends and family. HFES members do not have to pay as it will be on us :)

When: August 31st (Monday)
Time: 2:10 pm
Where: Babcock Dairy
Plan: Lets all meet in the ME Atrium (first floor) at 2:00 pm and walk to Babcock Dairy

Hope everyone can make it :)

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