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Company: University of Washington
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

If you are using a screen reader and experience any difficulty accessing our web pages, please call 206-543-2544 or email UWHires and we will be happy to assist you. jump to content Benefits: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

The University of Washington Seattle, College of Education, seeks to recruit a highly motivated Research Scientist to apply artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) techniques to address critical issues in K-12 education settings. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic interdisciplinary team to integrate the latest advances in AI/ML with education domain knowledge, specifically in STEM education, to promote equitable and improved learning opportunities for both students and teachers.

If you are a highly motivated scholar with a passion for applying AI/ML techniques to improve education, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic team at the University of Washington Seattle College of Education. This is a full-time, temporary position with a twelve-month service period. Continuation of this position is dependent upon funding.

We seek a Research Scientist who will take the lead in the core areas of developing and implementing key AI/ML initiatives: AI/ML research in STEM education and EdTech product development. The specific duties will include, but not be limited to, the following areas.

  • Lead data analytics and build backend databases to support research projects and EdTech product development.
  • Develop algorithms and functions powered by latest AI/ML developments and by collaborating with domain experts in effective and equitable math and science teaching and learning in K-12 settings.
  • Serve as Principal and Co-Principal investigators (Co-PI) on research projects.
  • Lead or assist Principal Investigator in writing grants and developing, overseeing, and executing research activities.
  • Coordinate research efforts across teams and support undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Publish in prestigious conference proceedings or journals, and/or assist the
  • Principal Investigator in other academic and public disseminations.
  • Contribute to program and entity strategy development and long-term planning.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with K-12 education agencies and EdTech companies to enhance the broader impact and reach.
  • Other duties as assigned

    The successful candidate possesses the following knowledge and skills:
  • PhD in computer science, data sciences, informatics, statistics.

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

  • Strong experience in AI/ML, with a focus on applying these methods to solve educational problems.
  • Excellent programming skills in languages such as Python, R, Java, or C++.
  • Extensive experience working with large datasets, including data management, visualization.
  • Strong publication record in AI or related fields.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to lead teams and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Knowledge of educational research and experience with EdTech product development is a plus.

    Application Instructions:
    The initial application should include:

    (1) A Cover Letter. This letter should introduce the applicant and explain their interest in the position. It should highlight the applicant's relevant skills, qualifications, and experience, as well as explain how they can contribute to research and product development initiatives of AI/ML in education.
    (2) Curriculum vitae. This document provides an overview of the applicant's education work experience, publications, research projects, and other relevant qualifications.

    Competitive candidates after the initial review may be requested to submit:

    (a) Examples of scholarly writing related to the job description.
    (b) Names and contact information for two references.

    Please send queries about the position Dr Min Sun, Professor of Education at

    We will begin reviewing applications on July 1, 2023. The position will remain open until filled. The starting date will be September 16, 2023, but can be negotiated earlier.

    Application Process: The application process may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed. Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or .Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law . COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTEmployees of the University of Washington are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

Keywords: University of Washington, Seattle , RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER 4, Engineering , Seattle, Washington

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