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Wyle, Science, Technology and Engineering

Job Summary


Wyle, Science, Technology and Engineering


Houston, TX, United States

Education Level


Work Experience

5-10 Years



Job Category

Industry, Gov., Consulting

Industrial/Organizational Psychologist

About the Organization

As one of the nation’s leading providers of specialized engineering, scientific, and technical services to the Department of Defense, NASA, and a variety of government and commercial customers, Wyle serves its customers in the areas of test and evaluation; systems engineering and information technology; life cycle and acquisition program management; life sciences research; space medical operations and engineering; and qualification testing for natural and induced environments. The company is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif. and employs approximately 4,700 employees at more than 40 facilities nationwide. Wyle comprises four operating entities: Aerospace Group, Information Systems Group, CAS and Integrated Science and Engineering Group.

Wyle is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V)


About the Job

The primary purpose of this position is to work within Wyle's Behavioral Health and Performance (BHP) discipline providing support to NASA Johnson Space Center. The Industrial/Organizational Psychologist will complete tasks related to astronaut selection and training activities, including assisting the NASA customer to design, manage, and execute the BHP-O's astronaut selection and training processes. Selection responsibilities include developing and implementing new assessment tools and validation procedures, and serving as an internal consultant on the topic. Training responsibilities will include developing and implementing behavioral competencies for long-duration missions as they apply to astronauts, Mission Control personnel and other flight operations personnel. A secondary function of this position is to support defining an evidence-based approach for addressing team performance as part of BHP's work within NASA's Human Research Program (HRP).

  • Design, deliver, evaluate, and manage astronaut training programs
  • Incumbent will assist developing and managing BHP's non-technical/psychological training for astronauts and for selected flight operations personnel
  • Identify and apply I/O Psychology tools, practices, processes, technologies and research methods to operational problems
  • Serve as BHP's liaison to working groups and boards responsible for Flight Controller and Astronaut Candidate training
  • Represent BHP as required to international partner working groups as needed for development and implementation of behavioral competencies for long-duration missions
  • Provide consulting services regarding training, selection, and other I/O Psychology issues to the astronaut office, the Human Health and Performance Directorate, and other groups at JSC as requested
  • Support definition, development and implementation of the HRP’s BHP Research Element, specifically in the Team Risk area
  • Assist in improving astronaut selection processes through developing new selection tools, developing criteria, validating current practices, conducting statistical analyses, providing fair employment guidance and other activities as defined by the NASA customer
  • Stay abreast of state of the art concepts and techniques in I/O Psychology, including practical “best practices” and technologies that benefit BHP's responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of job tasks, see Job Description on the Wyle URL site.


Job Requirements


  • US Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident Status
  • PhD in I/O Psychology or related field plus 6 years of experience
  • Experience with personnel selection and training programs
  • Experience planning, organizing, and managing projects (including large and/or complex projects)
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with varied audiences, including various levels of management, internationals, scientists, astronauts and engineers
  • Proven ability to educate, consult and develop practical, operational recommendations based on current research
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applying I/O psychology tool, practices, processes, technologies and research methods to operational problems
  • Knowledge of relevant Federal and State laws regarding employee selection, as well as relevant professional guidelines
  • Training needs analysis techniques, training curriculum and course design, and assessment of training programs
  • Ability to learn, integrate, and apply concepts and practices regarding selection and training in a spaceflight environment


  • Current or previous experience with NASA, Aerospace, Military, Medical, Emergency, or similar operational environments

  • Familiarity with NASA Johnson Space Center or International Space Station operations and processes

  • Prior expeience working within a technical, engineering organization

  • Licensed Psychologist or certified Professional in Human Resources

 For a comprehensive list of required and desired qualifications, see Job Description on the Wyle URL site.


Application Instructions

Qualified candidates must apply through our career page on our website at http://careers.wyle.com; desired salary should be inlcuded in submission.

Job Location: Houston, TX, at NASA Johnson Space Center

Posting: ISE-TX-HO-12:057: Industrial/Organizational Psychologist

For immediate confidential consideration, please apply online by clicking "Apply Now to Join Our Team."