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Job Posting: Hourly Research Assistant (Javascript Programming)

January 03, 2019

Research Assistant (Javascript Programming)

  • Salary:  $20-25/hr
  • Time Commitment: 10 -20 hrs/week in Spring term, continuation to Summer term possible
  • Start Date: As soon as possible
  • Deadline: Open until filled.


  • You will implement novel interactions, experiences, designs, features, styles, animations, and details from sketches, wireframes, and existing prototypes, to specification. 
  • You will collaborate closely with designers / researchers from HCI, VA, and Design Research backgrounds, and engage in decision making on design and implementation issues. 
  • You will write (and re-write ) code using accepted patterns and standards.

Required skills

  • JavaScript programming skills. 
  • Design sense and the ability to work with designers. 
  • Able to work independently and solve problems. Some of our features require unique solutions.

Desired skills

  • ReactJS skills. The tool is currently implemented using React and involves sophisticated interactions. If you don’t have ReactJS skills we will help you learn these. 
  • Knowledge of CSS use in the above context — and a willingness to learn more about CSS if necessary
  • Some back-end knowledge of MongoDB, Express, and Node


  • Pay of $20-$25 per hour depending on experience and capability. 
  • You will participate in exciting design and research of new tools enabling the future of design.
  • You will be acknowledged in publications. Should you make a substantial contribution to the ideas of the project, you would share authorship on the relevant publications. 

Please send CV, cover letter and names of two references to Robert Woodbury

For more information, see the job posting below:

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