11 days old
2017-11-082017-12-08

Research Scientist / Learning Systems Researcher

EdLab, Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, New York
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

EdLab at Gottesman Libraries, Teachers College Columbia University envisions, designs, and pilots knowledge projects for a fundamentally different education sector that is attuned to the emerging post-industrial, information-based, globally-connected world. EdLab is organized in small flexible multi-disciplinary teams that collaborate to develop and deliver products and services of distinction. The Research Scientist/Learning Applications Researcher draws on her/his prior professional experience to invent, manage, and assess a range of new functions and services as part of the overall research program designed to create a rich environment for self-directed and social learning in the library and beyond.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design and instrument infrastructure to facilitate data collection and analysis
  • Identity quantitative markers of user experience
  • Process and analyze data and results
  • Communicate ongoing work and findings to the education research community via published papers, conference presentations, and other EdLab venues
  • Work with engineering and product teams to help define user experience goals and metrics

Requirements

Qualifications:

  • A doctorate in a relevant field
  • 2-3 years experience in a research setting that demonstrates a range of abilities, including a significant degree of specialization within one or more domains (e.g. learning analytics, computational social science)
  • A track record demonstrating excellent command of the research questions within a given domain, and of the technical tools for the analysis of data related to those questions
  • Experience working with methods that provide insight into user/learner experience
  • Excellent working knowledge of statistics and the principles of design research
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Publication in highly regarded journal

Specialization in one or more of the following technical/domain areas:

  • Programming skills related to data extraction or understanding how digital products are instrumented (e.g. Python, C++, Perl, Java)
  • Creation of visual dashboards for understanding trends, experience in working with SQL databases
  • A well-developed interest in using large-scale research techniques to understand users of digital education products and services is more important than any particular specialization

Categories

  • Content Management and Security
  • Education and Research
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Human-Computer Interaction and Design
  • Programming and Applications

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New York, New York

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