This position is at the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC), a multi- disciplinary center for research to advance the science of learning by bringing together leading researchers in the cognitive, social, and educational sciences. LRDC is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Lab Manager. This position will involve both internal and external research-related responsibilities within FACETLab (the Future Adaptive Collaborative Educational Technologies Lab).
Most of the research in the lab focuses on the development of educational technologies that facilitate two types of learning: 1) Personalized learning, or learning experiences tailored to a given individual's needs, and 2) Social learning, or learning experiences where people learn through collaboration with another person or intelligent agent.
The lab manager will facilitate research processes across the lab through the following responsibilities: IRB preparation and submission, assistance with purchasing and inventory, and digital organization of lab activities. We are looking for someone who can implement and maintain strong organizational processes for the lab. The lab manager will also engage in project-related research tailored to their specialized skills, background, and interests. Sample research responsibilities on specific projects may include UX design, literature reviews, study planning, statistical analysis, qualitative data analysis, and programming tasks based on researcher's skills. Finally, this role has a community support component. We are looking for someone to interface with members of the educational technology researcher community and help coordinate events such as working group sessions through facilitating inter-group communication, scheduling, and reimbursement.
The successful candidate will:
* Have a strong interest in educational technology research, and experience in a related field such as human-computer interaction, computer science, education, or psychology
* Be flexible and able to multitask
* Have strong organizational skills
* Have good oral and written communication skills
* Be able to make independent decisions to move projects forward
* Work well collaboratively with others Baccalaureate degree in Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Education, Design, or a related field and a minimum of 2 years' experience required.
Master's degree in a related field is encouraged but not required. Anticipated start date August 2020.
The person filling the position must have some combination of the following research skills, though the position can be tailored to a specific combination of these skills:
* UX research/design
* Application development & programming abilities
* Expertise in AI or machine learning
* Quantitative and statistical data analysis
* Qualitative research and data analysis
* Literature reviews
* Study planning and organization
Those with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Education, or Design may be particularly suited to this position.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 2-3 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00
Hiring Range: $23,868.00 - $37,752.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Optional Documents: Not Applicable
Internal Number: 20002945
About University of Pittsburgh
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