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Job Posting: Hourly Research Assistant (Javascript Programming)

January 03, 2019
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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.

Duties

  • 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

Benefits

  • 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 robw@sfu.ca

For more information, see the job posting below:

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