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Research Assistants, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science

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Job ID: 14510

Updated: March 7, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Science invites applications for four Research Assistant. These Full-time Fixed Term positions are for approximately 3 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The positions reports to the Principal Investigators in the Interactions Lab (iLab), and will work in areas of information visualization, design, and human-computer interaction.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Assist with visualization details on Import/Export and Conditions data for the National Energy Board
  • Help to visualize infrastructure mapping data (e.g., pipelines and above-ground infrastructure such as pump stations)
  • Scripting and data wrangling
  • Assist with qualitative studies (interviewing stakeholders, transcribing and analyzing data)
  • Establish and maintain effective, productive relationships with staff, peers, immediate supervisor and senior management and with the campus community
  • Manage own time effectively and ensure immediate reports-to manager is kept informed of activities, and progress of work

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Familiar with information visualization and visualization design
  • Experience with the Adobe Design Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premier Pro
  • Experience designing websites using HTML, Javascript and CSS
  • Experience sketching, prototyping, and performing iterative design work
  • Experience designing web-based applications and using visualization packages for the web (including d3.js) is an asset
  • Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn on the job

Application Deadline:  February 10, 2018

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the General Job Family, Phase II.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

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