RESEARCH PROGRAMMER

Job no: 226512-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Department: EDUC/WCER
Location: Madison
Categories: Computer Science, Information Systems/Technology, Instructional Design, Research, Scientific, Web Design/Development, Other



Position Summary:

The research programmer will work on the NSF funded project "Collaborative Research: Scaffolding Science Learning and Teaching in Middle School Classrooms through Automated Wise Crowd Analysis of Students' Writing." The person hired will work on developing a learning environment to support science learning in middle schools. This consists of using NLP technques for automated assessments of students' writing, and developing simulations in physics.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

* Programming experience with an object-oriented language such as C++ or Java;
* Experience with HTML5, CSS, Javascript, database design
* Ability to understand and debug existing code;

* Preferred: interest in developing educational applications
* Preferred: prior experience with machine learning and NLP research, and/or educational technology development

Department(s):

A177500-SCHOOL OF EDUCATION/WCER

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $55,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position please upload a resume, cover letter addressed to Dr. Sadhana Puntambekar, and a list of 3 professional references. Please include the name and contact information for your current supervisor.

Contact:

Mary Hegge
mary.hegge@wisc.edu
608-262-9173
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )





Official Title:

INFORM PROCESS CONSLT(S44DN) or ASSOC INF PROC CONSLT(S44FN)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

226512-AS

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Applications Open: Sep 3 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Sep 17 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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