Academic/Faculty, Computer/Information Sciences, Medical - Research
The Chang Lab at University of California, San Francisco is currently seeking a Specialist at the Junior or Assistant rank.
Specialization: Graphical user interfaces; Human-computer interaction; language modeling.
Responsibilities: • To implement intuitive graphical user interfaces for users with severe motor and communication impairments as part of a neural-based communication system; • To incorporate advanced language models to improve decoding of intended messages from a user, including features such as context-based domain adaptation and text auto-complete options; • To explore the feasibility and efficacy of multiple communication interface styles based on varying assumptions of the accuracy, speed, and number of discrete targets (or, generally, the information transfer rate) of the underlying neural-based decoding models that will drive the communication interface; • To integrate the developed code base with existing real-time software infrastructure; • To develop online performance tracking and diagnostics, which saves user selections and other information for offline processing and analysis, and offline simulation capabilities to simulate use of the interface with desired levels of input accuracy and speed.
Required Qualifications: • Specialist appointed at the Junior rank must possess (or in the process of obtaining) a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (or a similar field) or must have at least four years of experience in software development. • Specialist appointed at the Assistant rank must possess (or in the process of obtaining) a Master’s degree in Computer Science (or a similar field) or must have at least five years of experience in software development. • Applicants must have obtained the degree requirement for the Specialist rank by the time of hire. • Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission. • Have at least two years of experience in machine learning and/or human-computer interface design. • Proficiency in Python (graphical user interface development, real-time processing, and machine learning).
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.