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The NUS-HCI lab is a loving family passionate about scientific innovation. We aim to become one of the best HCI research labs in the world and are always looking for talented and motivated applicants to join us. We have listed our current job openings below, and invite you to explore. We welcome you to join us for an enriching experience!


 

1. POSTDOC

Multiple postdoctoral positions are immediately available for HCI and applied ML/AI research that designs interventions and experiments to dynamically enhance and personalize real-world educational technologies, spanning K12, university courses, MOOCs, and learning by crowd workers.
The postdoc will set the agenda for research questions in collaboration with Joseph Jay Williams and Min Yen Kan, who are particularly interested in creating systems that combine rigorous randomized experiments with crowdsourcing and human computation, applications of statistical machine learning (e.g. bandits & reinforcement learning, NLP, recommender systems), and theories from cognitive and social psychology (e.g. self-explanation, analogical comparison, growth mindset).
The postdoc will be based at the National University of Singapore’s Institute for the Application of Learning Sciences and Educational Technology (ALSET) and the School of Computing. ALSET provides unique access to data about university students, and opportunities to create large-scale personalized interventions to help NUS’s 30 000 undergraduate students as well as the Singaporean workforce’s demand for continuing education. Based on the postdoc’s interests, there will be opportunities to work with and visit close collaborators at Carnegie Mellon, and there could be similar options at other universities (like Harvard and KAIST).

For information on applying, see www.josephjaywilliams.com/postdoc.

 


 

2. RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Responsibilities
  • Assist lab members in their research projects. This includes field study, data collection and analysis, paper writing, experiment evaluation, prototyping, etc.
  • Administrative work for the lab
Skills Needed
  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Research skills: writing, analysis, experimentation and critical thinking
  • Coding and hardware skills preferred

Desirable Attributes
  • Innovative, resourceful, and self-motivated
  • A team player with good people skills
  • Strong verbal and writing skills

Logistical Arrangements

  • The successful candidate will receive a competitive paid remuneration package commensurate with their qualifications and experience
  • The appointment can commence in March 2018 and will be for 6 months (with possibility for extension)
  • To apply, please email your cover letter and full Resume to join-nus-hci@googlegroups.com with the position title as the subject. Please also include two references and your portfolio.

 


 

3. INTERN (Computer graphics programming)

Responsibilities
Skills/Attributes
  • Proficiency in Java programming
  • Understanding of Computer graphics
  • Strong time commitment and motivation
  • A current/graduated university student of Computer Science (preferred)

 

Logistical Arrangements

  • The successful candidate will receive a competitive paid remuneration package commensurate with their qualifications and experience
  • The appointment can commence in March 2018 and will be for 6 months (with possibility for extension)
  • To apply, please email your cover letter and full Resume to join-nus-hci@googlegroups.com with the position title as the subject. Please also include two references and your portfolio.

 


 

4. LAB VOLUNTEER (Smartphone app development)

Responsibilities
  • Assist lab member in smartphone application development project
Skills/Attributes
  • Strong coding skills
  • Experience in developing server-client application
  • Understanding of device drivers and operating systems
  • Keen interest in UX/UI of smart device applications
  • A current/graduated university student of Computer Science (preferred)

Logistical Arrangements

  • This is a self-funded volunteer position
  • The commitment will be for a minimum of 3 months
  • Good reference letters are required!
  • To apply, please email your cover letter and full Resume to join-nus-hci@googlegroups.com  with the position title as the subject. Please also include two references and your portfolio.

 


 

5. LAB VOLUNTEER (User tester/ Field study analyser)

Responsibilities
  • Assist lab members in technology-based user testing. We will need to conduct field studies and interview users in order to gather information about user behaviour/requirements for HCI design
Skills/Attributes
  • Solid experience with Ethnographic and Field Study Techniques, as well as other skills relevant to user interviewing and analysis
  • Keen interest in HCI and observational research specific to technology studies
  • Strong time commitment and motivation
  • A current/graduated university student in a field that practices strong observational research, e.g. HCI or other fields of social research (preferred)

Logistical Arrangements

  • This is a self-funded volunteer position
  • The commitment will be for a minimum of 3 months
  • Good reference letters are required!
  • To apply, please email your cover letter and full Resume to join-nus-hci@googlegroups.com  with the position title as the subject. Please also include two references and your portfolio.

 

 



 

We invite you to explore other HCI Job Postings external to our lab:

 

 

  • Front End Software Engineer (Mobilewalla, Singapore office)

Mobilewalla is a Madrona Ventures funded big data company creating innovative solutions in the marketing technology space. They are expanding and looking to hire a front-end developer. For more information, click here.