[JOB] HCI Researcher, Berkeley CA - Full time

13 Dec 2007 - 4:05pm
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The Starkey Hearing Research Center in Berkeley CA is looking for creative and energetic software researchers in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. The successful candidate will work with a team of interdisciplinary researchers to design and conduct HCI research projects that will lead to innovative interaction design and high quality user experiences with Starkey software systems. Areas of research will include datamining, data visualization, user interfaces, interactive routines, learning systems. Work will be collaborative with other researchers at Starkey in Berkeley and Minnesota, as well as with researchers at collaborating universities. Travel will be required.

QualificationsThe ideal candidate will have:. a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field;. a strong research background in Human-Computer Interaction;. a working knowledge of data visualization techniques;. experience with data mining;. the ability to work on current computer user interfaces across different platforms (Windows, Mac, Web, Symbian, Palm);. core knowledge of computer programming for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, or Web. Strong programming ability in several of the following languages: C#, C++, Java/Ajax, Visual Basic .NET, Flash, HTML / JavaScript/CSS;. the ability to work with researchers in other disciplines;. An understanding of the fundamentals of computer graphics and graphic design tools;. A mathematics capability;. Interest in the application of cognitive psychology to the design of user experiences;. Able to reduce theoretical concepts to working prototypes;. good written and verbal communication skills.

Responsibilities. contribute to the development of an HCI research and development strategy;. develop relationships and collaborate with leading university HCI researchers;. develop and research ideas for the usability improvement of Starkey software systems;. work with research group members to design, execute and analyze experimental studies;. develop novel interaction software for research purposes;. program software according to best practices;. write project plans and final reports;. maintain up-to-date knowledge of HCI research, including conference attendance;. present research at conferences and publish results in reputable journals;. seek out and develop partnerships with other companies in the area of interaction design.

CompensationCompensation will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate and includes a 401K plan and health care benefits. Continuing education is supported.

ContactInterested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to:
Brent Edwards, Ph.D.Executive Director, Starkey Hearing Research Centerbrent_edwards at starkey.com

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