Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Research Assistant Position - The Information School

Research Assistant – Developer - Keeping Found Things Found
University of Washington Information School

Information School, UW - Roosevelt Commons

Position Title
Research Assistant

Start Date: December 16, 2009
End Date: June 15, 2010 with possible option to continue full-time through the summer

Position Description
We are looking for a person with the skills and the motivation to make significant advances on a research prototype designed to radically improve the way people manage their information. The Keeping Found Things Found (KFTF) project (http://kftf.ischool.washington.edu/) has received funding from the National Science Foundation to continue work on a Personal Project Planner prototype (“Planz” for short).

Planz is all about organizing everything (informational) into a single, integrated document that helps you "see" & manage all the projects you want to get done. Planz™ is a thin overlay to the file system and other applications providing a basis for an integrative organization and display of documents, email messages and web pages needed to complete various personal projects. (To see a 5-minute video on Planz or to download and try it see: http://kftf.ischool.washington.edu/planner_index.htm).

• Passion for coding.
• Self-motivated with ability to take initiative and work independently.
• Strong understanding of Object Oriented design.
• Strong problem solving skills.
• Proficient in C#, or C++/Java.
• Knowledge of Microsoft .NET.
• Experience with web programming is a plus.
• Experience with maintaining and extending an existing, multi-author code base.
• Ability to find and evaluate relevant Personal Information Management tools.

This position is open to all master’s level students enrolled in the University of Washington as of winter quarter 2010. This position is eligible for a tuition waiver and benefits. The amount of tuition to be waived depends on the program of study the student is enrolled. Questions regarding salary and benefits should be directed to Crystal Yost, Assistant HR Manager crystaly@uw.edu or 206-543-4738. Students must be enrolled for a minimum of 10 credits to be eligible.

To apply
Please submit the following application materials to Ulibee Parker at iApply@uw.edu (please include “RA – Developer – KFTF” in the subject line) or to Mary Gates Hall, Suite 370:

1. Please include a cover letter describing your skills and experiences relevant to the position.
2. Attach a current resume that includes your work history and academic accomplishments.

The deadline to apply is Monday, December 14, 2009. All candidates will be contacted within two weeks of closing date. The strongest candidates will be contacted to participate in interviews.

Note: This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit: www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/union-info.html