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Multisensory Perceptual Research

The Air Force Research Lab 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW) is a unique combination of three units: the Airman Systems Directorate (RH), the US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM) and the Human Systems Integration Directorate (HP). The synergies of combining the ideas, resources and technologies of these units position the 711 HPW as a world leader in the study and advancement of human performance. For more information about the 711th HPW:

This summer internship, located in Dayton, OH, is for a graduate level student to participate in a new multisensory core research area. The participant will do research in state-of-the-art facilities in auditory, visual, and multisensory laboratories, including one of a kind auditory laboratories as well as the latest in virtual reality systems. The participant will engage in current research as well as help to develop new research in multisensory perception. Research avenues may include but are not limited to: audio/visual psychophysics, modeling of multisensory interactions, multisensory cues for navigation, and attentional components of the combination of 2 or more senses.

Appointment Length
This appointment is a three month research appointment, with the possibility to be renewed for additional research periods. Appointments may be extended depending on funding availability, project assignment, program rules, and availability of the participant.

Participant Benefits
Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by USAFRL. Stipends are typically based on the participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Other benefits may include the following:
  • Health Insurance Supplement. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE.
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Training and Travel Allowance

Nature of Appointment
The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOD, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.

A bachelor's degree in psychology, human factors, or related discipline is desired. It would be beneficial to have (or be close to completing) a Master's in one of these areas. Must be able to design, carry out, analyze, and write up experiments for publication.

Desired Appointment Start Date: May 2020