Experiences with Postdoctoral Training in Human Factors: Mentor and Trainee Perspectives Academic Article uri icon


  • Postdoctoral training positions are becoming more common in the human factors and ergonomics (HFE) discipline. However, conversations related to training in the HFE discipline have largely focused on undergraduate and graduate education. This panel assembles both postdoctoral mentors and former trainees who collectively have a diverse set of HFE-related postdoctoral experiences. By panelists discussing their experiences, observations, and recommendations related to postdoctoral training with the audience, the panel session will support HFE faculty and students in making more informed decisions about if and how a postdoctoral experience (either as a mentor or trainee) could be a part of their career development in HFE.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting

author list (cited authors)

  • Caine, K., Catchpole, K., Sasangohar, F., Chen, K. B., Hegde, S., Souders, D., McDonald, A., & McLaurin, E. J.

complete list of authors

  • Caine, Kelly||Catchpole, Ken||Sasangohar, Farzan||Chen, Karen B||Hegde, Sudeep||Souders, Dustin||McDonald, Anthony||McLaurin, Elease J