Research Assistant

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Position Number: 00107045

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Computer Science is an academic teaching and research department in the College of Engineering. It is a large and complex unit that encompasses research intensive, teaching intensive and professional activities. It is one of the largest such departments in the nation by the number of faculty and students, and its total budget and size are comparable to, or larger than, a number of NC State University colleges and divisions.

Essential Job Duties: To contribute to a research project on developing scalable learning-engineering methods to create adaptive online courseware. To achieve this goal, one of the primary research agenda is to conduct pilot studies in lab and evaluation studies in authentic classroom settings to measure the effectiveness of the adaptive online courseware and advance the theory of how students learn on the adaptive learning environment. The Research Assistant will be engaged in the following job duties: * Running studies both in lab and in local schools (40%) * Analyze data collected from the lab and school studies (50%) * Documentations and paper works including IRB (10%) Recruiting study participants, preparing for lab and school studies, contacting with school teachers, filing IRB and other project related forms, collecting data from pilot and school studies, analyzing data, participating to the project related meetings, writing project related documents and manuscripts.

Minimum Education/Experience: Master's degree or a Bachelor's degree plus 3 or more years of research experience, or substantive equivalent combination of training and experience in education, psychology, statistics, and/or computer science; or related fields.

Department Required Skills: Experience in an education research and data analysis. General computer literacy, including ability to use a variety of software packages to manipulate data; ability to collect and record data; ability to maintain accurate and detailed records; ability to understand and follow directions; must be able to work closely with others. An ideal candidate should have strong background in the sciences of learning, knowledge and experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis with statistical methods. Knowledge in computer programming and/or math education would be plus.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: At least one year of data analytics in a research lab.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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Posted: 7/3/2018
Application Due: 2/8/2019
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