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Rob Capra <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:27:46 -0400
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** Post-doctoral position in Interactive Information Systems **
UNC Chapel Hill, School of Information and Library Science

The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) invites applications for a post-doctoral research position in interactive information systems to participate in the NSF-funded research project, “Knowledge Representation and Re-Use for Exploratory and Collaborative Search”.

This is a multi-year project led by Dr. Rob Capra and is part of the research efforts of the Interactive Information Systems Lab at SILS.  The project is focused on developing and evaluating novel techniques to allow users to capture, save, share, and re-use structured information about search tasks, search processes, and domain information.

More information about the project can be found on the web site:

    •	A doctoral degree in a relevant field such as information science or computer science is required at the time of employment

    •	Strong research track record
    •	Publications in top HCI, IR, and/or information science conferences and journals
    •	Experience with user-centered design, implementation, and evaluation of interactive systems
    •	Strong quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills
    •	Experience designing and conducting both lab-based and crowdsourced research studies of interactive systems
    •	Significant experience developing interactive software and web applications

Duties and Responsibilities
    •	Designing and implementing novel interactive information retrieval systems
    •	Designing and conducting research studies and evaluations (lab-based and crowdsourced)
    •	Quantitative and qualitative analysis of research data
    •	Helping to supervise and mentor graduate and undergraduate research assistants
    •	Co-authoring research papers and presenting results at research conferences

    •	This project is funded through an NSF CAREER grant.  This is a full-time, maximum 24 month, non-tenure track position consisting of an initial appointment for one year with an anticipated renewal for a second year.  The position includes salary, benefits, and travel support.  The position will be under the supervision of Dr. Rob Capra.

How to Apply
    •	To apply, complete an on-line application at:

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.  The position will begin as soon as a suitable candidate is selected.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer.

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