Associate Service Fellow in Lighting Technology

Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 23, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Research & Development
Institution Type
Outside Academe

Job Description

This position is located in the Human Factors Branch (HFB), Pittsburgh Mining Research Division , National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at Pittsburgh, PA. The HFB conducts laboratory, field, and computer modeling research to focus on human physiological capabilities and limitations and their interactions with mining jobs, tasks, equipment, and the mine work environment. HFB has a project concerning mine illumination . The project's objective is to reduce risk of fatalities and serious injuries by using visual cues and technologies to improve situational awareness and decision-making during self-escape and while operating roof bolter machines. Successful accomplishment of initial job duties will open up possibilities to serve in roles including research task leadership, principal investigator opportunities and internal management roles. Potential candidates will be expected to travel up to 5 days a month to surface and underground mines across the U.S. to conduct field based data collection in support of formative, empirical or intervention based studies.

The qualification requirements are a master's degree in lighting, or equivalent. Lighting Certified by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions is desired. Experience concerning the human factors of lighting is highly desirable.

Major Duties:
  • Develop scientific and engineering plans and requirements to develop, implement, and evaluate roof bolter machine illumination.
  • Investigate and assist in the development prototype lighting for roof bolter machines.
  • Conduct photometric, colorimetric, and electrical measurement and analysis.
  • Assist in the development of human subject studies and field evaluation studies to evaluate prototype lighting for roof bolter machine.
  • Conduct human subject testing to determine the effectiveness of light-based interventions to reduce fatigue and improve human performance (hazard detection ability, reaction time, error rate, etc.).
  • Represents NIOSH in presenting the findings and results from studies at selected meetings, and published papers in peer-reviewed publications.

Desired technical skills:
  • 2D/3D engineering software: AutoCAD, Pro/E
  • Optical and illumination design software: AGI32, ZEMAX OpticStudio, LightTools,
  • Proficiency is using imaging colorimeters

Company Description
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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:33:42 PDT