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#User Researcher - Sacramento, CA

Title: User Researcher


Location:
Sacramento, CAType:
Contract

Duration: 3 Months (Potential of 2 years extension)

Description:

  • User Researcher Team shall have been involved as the lead User Researcher in at least two (2) digital service projects.
  • Each member of the User Researcher Team shall have been involved in at least one agile software development project.
  • Taken as a whole, User Researcher Team shall have at least two (2) years FTE experience between them, in each of the following:
    a. Planning and leading user research;
  • Taken as a whole, the User Researcher Team shall have at least two (2) years FTE experience between them, in each of the following:
    b. Producing user requirements, specifications and experience goals;
  • Taken as a whole, the Interaction Designer/User Researcher/Usability Tester Team shall have at least two (2) years FTE experience between them, in each of the following:
  • d. Presenting synthesis to clients.

Requirements


Responsibilities:

Our client is looking for a UX Researcher / User experience Researcher, the ideal talent will be responsible for but not limited to:

The User Experience Researcher will be primarily responsible for designing, conducting, analyzing, and reporting on user-centered design research and usability testing for the company website, including identification of user needs and goals, task and workflow modeling, ethnography and persona development as well as rapid iterative usability testing, and more formal, in-depth testing. A successful User Experience Researcher must be able to work with minimal supervision on multiple concurrent projects.

  • Conduct usability research both online and in the field and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Serve as a member of a team that acts as a 'repository' of research-based usability knowledge.
  • Work with project business representatives and team members to test business requirements using heuristic/qualitative methods.
  • Determine user needs by conducting task-focused analyses.
  • Work with graphic designers to test proposed look & feel initiatives.

  • Coordinate, conduct and moderateExperience

  • Requirements:
    Usability moderating (all types, particularly one-on-one), participant recruiting/screener creation, experimental design, test method selection, debriefing, facilitation, participant recruiting/screener creation, statistical/qualitative/quantitative analysis, presentations (verbal and written)

    Benefits

    Note: If Interested please send your updated resume include your rate/salary requirement along with your contact details with a suitable time when we can reach you. If you know of anyone in your sphere of contacts, who would be a perfect match for this job then, we would appreciate if you can forward this posting to them with a copy to us.

    Thank you and looking forward to hear from you!

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    Health Services Researcher

    Description Job Summary:Apply today to join an award winning analytics team! UPMC Health Plan is hiring a Health Services Researcher for the Health Economics Department.

    The Health Services Researcher is responsible for comprehensive analysis of data and information for various UPMC Health Plan clinical programs. The Health Services Researcher takes a leadership role in the development and design, enhancement, documentation, and the analysis and evaluation of clinical and other programs. The Health Services Researcher also takes a leadership role in the development and oversight of all clinical evaluation activities including staff development and quality processes related to program evaluation and design.

    To successfully perform the role, the Health Services Researcher must understand program design and statistical analysis as well as the causes of clinical trends and anomalies in disease management and wellness programs and the evaluation of the financial impact of programs. They must also have the ability to translate program goals and objectives into testable hypotheses. The Health Services Researcher will also serve as a process expert and provide training and support to other analysts as needed.

    They have supervisory responsibilities and must have the ability to mentor and develop staff members as well as have direct responsibility for all clinical program evaluation oversight and direction of work for analysts performing evaluation. The Health Services Researcher must use their knowledge and expert understanding of financial, clinical and other information generated by numerous sources to identify opportunities to improve clinical performance and the financial performance of clinical programs. Furthermore, the position requires the ability to articulate these opportunities to internal and external audiences in both oral and written format, implement the solutions, and track and monitor progress.

    These functions must be done while also weighing the practical considerations and potential barriers that must be overcome to successfully implement new programs and processes.Responsibilities: Design and perform statistical analyses, and then be able to explain this analysis to a non-technical audience of both internal and external customers including senior management. Develop knowledge and expert understanding of all clinical programs and initiative designs of UPMC Health Plan to facilitate analysis.

    Execute analytic plans for program evaluation, feasibility studies, and research studies as needed; including the creation of testable hypotheses. Lead customer-oriented report creation that provide clinical, quality, and financial context for the analysis and recommendations, requiring only minimal revision by the supervisor or analytics communications team. Oversee and supervise the work of clinical evaluation staff and serve as reference point for questions on day-to-day basis Prepare and distributes work assignments to direct reports Manage communication and customer expectations with clinical program team and other customers Produce a combination of quantitative financial analysis and clinical utilization analysis to produce new insights into drivers of program performance.

    Routinely analyze clinical results, including output from predictive models. Serve as expert consultant on outcomes to clinical leadership during program design and planning to ensure rigor and feasibility of evaluation of outcomes. The Health Services Researcher will consistently demonstrate a strong customer orientation, producing analyses on-time and communicating results effectively.

    The Health Services Researcher will work closely with senior clinical executives to scope out strategic projects, independently develop evaluation plans, and lead a team to execute and deliver on those plans. The successful Health Services Researcher will independently prioritize and manage greater than five program evaluations and/or statistical analytics projects simultaneously, while receiving minimal supervision. Qualifications Masters degree in research, policy, epidemiology, health care management, economics, or a similar quantitative field is required.

    PhD is preferred. Minimum of eight-to-ten years of work experience in a quantitative job function is required; ten years are preferred. Demonstrated expertise in particularly-relevant program evaluation and design methods or health care business domain (payer/provider) may reduce time-in-position requirements.

    The successful Health Services Researcher can apply analytical and statistical software tools to produce complex, quantitative clinical program analysis. Work typically includes the use of statistical analyses, modeling. Demonstrate consistent application of strong problem solving skills in the creation and interpretation of quantitative analyses, and to lead the development of evaluation plans.

    Interpret and communicate to management and colleagues, verbally and through written reports, the results of complex, quantitative analysis. Ability to design and plan program evaluations including clinical outcomes analysis and financial (ROI) assessment without supervision is required.

    Prior experience with clinical modeling or data analysis is required.

    Demonstrate prior application of analytics methods specifically to health insurance or health care delivery industry data at the intermediate level. Advanced-level experience using SAS or R to conduct analysis. Demonstrated application of a similar programming language or analysis tool such as SPSS, STATA, or Statistica may also be acceptable.

    The ability to extract and manipulate data from large, complex data sets with only occasional supervision necessary. The ability to independently apply multiple advanced quantitative analytics, business modeling, and intermediate statistical analysis methods, without supervision. The Health Services Researcher will routinely use the most advanced quantitative features of Excel as a lower-level tool to supplement the use of advanced analysis tools.

    Data visualization experience using software packages such as Tableau or ArcGIS is highly desirable, and application to work is expected on a regular basis. Health Economics is a fluid, dynamic, fast-paced environment. The successful employee is comfortable with ambiguity in priorities and is able to maintain professionalism and a team-player attitude in the face of analytical challenges of moderate-to-high complexity.Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities REQNUMBER: 545640



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    Post-Doctoral Fellow: Malaysia Health Systems Reform

    Details Title Post-doctoral Fellow: Malaysia Health Systems Reform School Harvard T.H.

    Chan School of Public Health Department/Area Global Health and Population Position Description Background The Department of Global Health and Population (GHP) at the Harvard T.H.

    Chan School of Public Health improves global health through education, research, and service from a population-based perspective. Over the past half-century, our faculty members, students, and researchers have helped shape the field, and have launched some of the major ideas in global public health and population sciences.

    The Health Systems cluster within GHP focuses on the governance, financing, and delivery of health care at national and sub-national levels and within health institutions. We are pleased to have a multi-year collaborative research project with the Government of Malaysia to address how health care is financed and delivered. By joining our team September 2017 to June 2018, you would contribute to helping Malaysia undertake significant steps to transform its health system as the country transitions to high income status, as well as advancing the field of health systems reform.

    Specifically, we seek an enthusiastic and motivated researcher to conduct research on the organizational implications and strategies for the Malaysia MOH of the possible system-level reforms to health care financing and delivery reforms being considered. The scope of possible organizational transformation would include key structures and functions of the MOH as well as developing new strategic purchasing capacities. More information about the Malaysia Health Systems Reform Project is available here: http://www.moh.gov.my/index.php/pages/view/1678.

    Objective The Researcher will bring a theoretical and practical knowledge of organizational change within public institutions to help address questions about the impact of the potential reforms on the institutional organization of the Malaysian Ministry of Health (MOH). For example, the introduction of a “purchaser-provider split,” strategic purchasing, and/or new financing models such as health insurance would have implications for the traditional roles and functions of the MOH, and would also require organizational change to reflect new roles and responsibilities. The purpose of this work is to inform early planning within the MOH and GOM about organizational changes that may be needed in the medium and long term to support a health system transformation in the context of changes in health care financing and delivery, strategic purchasing, and new forms of government engagement in a pluralistic healthcare delivery market. Drawing from international experience, the analysis will examine the options Malaysia may want to consider about how the function and organization of the MOH may change and about the capacities within the MOH and beyond that will be needed to support the new structures and functions.

    Examples of the structures and functions that may evolve include the following: • MOH might gain functional responsibility in new areas such as regulation, quality assurance, and accreditation related to the increasingly robust private sector of health providers in Malaysia. • If significant funding shifts to a purchasing body, what would the impact be on the existing structure for financial and policy management? • What would happen if local health facilities had more financial independence and were no longer directly funded and managed from the central ministry as budgetary units? The establishment of an effective strategic purchasing function is a critical component to the reforms underway, because it will help use new incentive mechanisms to optimize resources for Malaysia’s health system in the medium to long term. Effective purchasing requires organizational change and the development of appropriate capacity, for example, instituting a governance structure for holding the purchaser accountable, and developing technical and human resource capacity in conducting its functions.

    Basic Qualifications Duties & Responsibilities The researcher will be responsible for contributing to the following deliverables: a. Set of organization transformation (OT) case studies and webinars about the experiences of ministries of health in other countries who have undergone significant organizational transformation, to highlight their trajectories of reform and related experiences with organizational change. Participating in the planning and successful delivery of webinars b.

    A final set of presentation(s) and/or paper(s) synthesizing organizational change pathways and options for MOH.

    Components will include: exploration of the current structure and its strengths and weaknesses; assessment of the fitness-for-purpose of the current structure in relation to the planned health system reforms; key lessons from the experience of other countries that have transformed their health systems and health ministries to move to more effective models; assessment of a case for change for Malaysia; generation of options for change; identification of the pros and cons for each option; assessment of the sequencing of actions for change; and elaboration of risks with the major transition that the change will involve. c. Set of strategic purchasing (SP) case studies highlighting reform experiences in a targeted number of other countries that have adopted distinct institutional arrangements for strategic purchasing. d.

    A final set of presentation(s) and/or papers(s) recommending the design of a strategic purchasing function and the associated organizational arrangements for its establishment, with a comparative analysis drawing from international experience. The comparative analysis would inform a discussion of options for Malaysia describing various strategic purchasing models that Malaysia could pursue, with an analysis of benefits and drawbacks and key considerations related to each option. e. Developing academic publications on organizational structure and function in MOH’s in middle and upper income countries and their experiences with organizational transformation, in collaboration with other project scientists and faculty.

    Working Relationships • The overall assignment is from September 1, 2017 to June 15, 2018. • The Researcher will be expected to spend two to three months in Malaysia, flexible within the October 2017 to March 2018 timeframe. • The Researcher will report primarily to Peter Berman, Professor of the Practice of Global Health Systems and Economics, and leader of the Organizational Transformation work. The Researcher will also report to Chi-Man (Winnie) Yip, Professor of the Practice of International Health Policy and Economics, for the Strategic Purchasing work; and have a strong working relationship with Elizabeth Osborn, Researcher for Organizational Transformation and overall Project Director. • The Researcher may have opportunities to publish paper(s) in relevant journals. Type of Appointment • There is flexibility for the type of appointment, based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.

    Additional Qualifications Desired Qualifications • The ideal candidate will be committed to advancing public sector reform and ideally will be skilled in the area of organizational change as it relates to public health institutions at the national or sub-national level. S/he will possess both practical and theoretical knowledge in the areas of organizational change and/or public administration. Practical knowledge should be demonstrated by past experience having contributed to or having conducted some form of organizational analysis related to a major reform of public administration. • The successful applicant will have a PhD in a field related to public administration or public health, with 3 years relevant work experience, such as working on organizational issues and reforms in large public-sector bodies in middle or upper income countries. • Familiarity with health financing reforms such as strategic purchasing is desired though not required.

    Special Instructions Contact Information Elizabeth Osborn, Project Director Contact Email eosborn@hsph.harvard.edu Equal Opportunity Employer We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Minimum Number of References Required Maximum Number of References Allowed Supplemental Questions



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    User Researcher

    We believe work is not a place, but rather a thing you do. Our technology revolves around this core philosophy.

    We are relentlessly committed to helping people work and play from anywhere, on any device. Innovation, creativity and a passion for ever-improving performance drive our company and our people forward. We empower the original mobile device:

    YOU Location: Raleigh Requisition: R3943 User Researcher (Open) Job Posting Title:

    User Researcher Job Description: User Researcher The Citrix Raleigh team is busy creating products that change and optimize the way people work. We are looking for a passionate, hardworking, collaborative user researcher to join our team in our downtown Raleigh, NC office.

    About Our Team: Our Raleigh Customer Experience team consists of Visual Designers, Interaction Designers, Prototypers, Researchers, and Program Managers. Together we visualize and validate the vision for the future of our products.

    We are a highly collaborative team who work with various cross-functional teams. Team members are co-located in our inspiring Raleigh office. Responsibilities: As a researcher you will be responsible for working closely with the design team to conduct qualitative and quantitative studies that help iterate and validate design concepts.

    You will work closely with the lead researchers to choose methods that helps us answer our research questions and meet our business goals. You will primarily conduct usability tests with customers both remotely and in-person, and apply other methods such as card sorting, tree testing, and competitive analysis, as needed. You will work directly with customers to make sure that our new product ideas will be useful and usable.

    You will present your findings to stakeholders to ensure that the research is understood and able to be implemented in our products. Required Background: Minimum of 3 years of applied user research or relevant industry experience Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Human Computer Interaction or a directly related program Other research degrees such as Psychology and Anthropology will only be considered if you have applied or relevant industry experience as a user researcher Solid portfolio or samples showcasing his or her work, ideally ranging from generative research and concept development to usability studies Skills required:

    Solid understanding of HCI methodologies Loves talking to users, and works hard both to understand their core needs An analytical mind and be able to process data Self-directed and can work on evaluative studies with little supervision Open to feedback and learning from others Able to synthesize findings into meaningful themes, write actionable and impactful reports, and expertly share these results with a variety of audiences Compelling presenter and storyteller Experience with standard research tools including use of Camtasia software, audio/video setup, remote testing, and observation tools, like WebEx or GoToMeeting Can think on his or her feet about design and research A team champion and quick to collaborate with others, address criticisms, and fix issues Experience working with a product team to translate user needs into product features and improvements The ability to travel for an occasional research project or presentation, as needed Knows about visual and interaction design (not necessary, but a plus) To apply: To be considered for this position, you must submit ALL of these requirements:Resume Cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the position Samples of work demonstrating experience and/or education that directly relates to the position Additional information to include: LinkedIn Profile Website LI-MK1 CB Functional Area:

    UI/Human Factors Engineering About us: Citrix is a cloud company that enables mobile workstyles. We create a continuum between work and life by allowing people to work whenever, wherever, and however they choose.

    Flexibility and collaboration is what we’re all about. The Perks: We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

    You’ll enjoy our workstyle within an incredible culture. We’ll give you all the tools you need to succeed so you can grow and develop with us. JOBID: CITRA00586674 Department: Product Development/Engineering - provided by Dice Analysis, Citrix, Development, Project, Research, Supervision, Testing, Video



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    Job Opening: Research Fellow

    Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago is seeking an experienced researcher to develop and lead a team that conducts rigorous, actionable research and collaborates with strategic partners within a highly stimulating and fast-paced social policy environment. The successful applicant will develop, lead and collaborate with an integrated team of research and policy staff and colleagues to design and conduct research that informs systems, policies, programs, and interventions for the most vulnerable children, youth, and families. The exact subspecialty is open and will include an established record of scholarship in child welfare, juvenile justice, runaway/homeless youth, multi-systems involved children and families, child maltreatment prevention and intervention, interventions for vulnerable children and youth, evaluation and measurement, or a closely related area. Additionally, the successful applicant will have a national reputation in his/her area of expertise and a demonstrated record of leadership and collaboration with internal and external partners, e.g., public and private funders, fellow scholars, and implementers. In close collaboration with colleagues and Chapin Hall leadership, this established researcher will lead the development of a clearly articulated, translational research agenda, constituting a dynamic, funded portfolio and working across teams, areas of specialty, and disciplines to design and execute research studies, and, as applicable, examine and support fidelity of implementation, all with an emphasis on well being. Within the portfolio of work, the researcher will engage a range of stakeholders (funders, policymakers, implementers, fellow knowledge developers) and actively pursue Chapin Hall’s collective vision to improve the lives of vulnerable children, youth, and families. The successful applicant will be a researcher with a proven track record of collaboration and substantive experience with and/or capacity to garner internal and external support for emerging projects (research and/or evaluation) and to autonomously lead, conduct, and coordinate project design, grant writing, statistical and/or qualitative analyses, site visits, interviews, literature reviews/meta-analyses, data systems, and more. This senior scholar will establish her/himself as an organizational leader who attracts collaborators, executes work promptly, efficiently, and with quality, attends to fidelity, and both appreciates and pursues a range of dissemination outlets aimed at a diverse group of stakeholders. Additionally, the researcher will seek and maintain an active, positive role in contributing to the organizational culture through formal and informal engagements, mentoring, and service. Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values and actively seeks diversity in its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, status as an individual with disability, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

    Qualifications Education A doctoral degree in psychology, social work, public policy, education, public health, sociology or another relevant field plus a minimum of seven years of experience leading the design and implementation of research studies required. Experience * A minimum of seven years experience in the design and conduct of research, including at least three years in a leadership position (e.g., principal investigator or team leader on funded projects, administrative role). * A record of funding, i.e, an established, funded portfolio of translational research required. * A track record of successful collaboration and partnership with funders, colleagues, senior scholars, administrators, and other leaders.

    • Demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor junior staff and/or graduate students who develop and execute independent portfolios of research. . * A minimum of five years of experience supervising and mentoring junior staff or colleagues across a range of position.

    • Experience in successful dissemination, including but not limited to writing and publishing research reports for scholarly (peer reviewed) and non-scholarly audiences, delivering presentations and providing consultation to a diverse range of stakeholders, and effectively tailoring messages to the audience.

    • Evidence of an established and significant portfolio of policy relevant translational research intended to inform policy, programs, systems, and interventions. Other Qualifications

    • Expert knowledge of and experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods, including the clear ability to design, develop, execute, present, and publish translational research.

    • Strong interpersonal skills, including the desire and ability to contribute positively to the culture and intellectual life of Chapin Hall and to effectively manage key stakeholder relationships.

    • Demonstrated leadership skills including the capacity to effectively recruit, retain, and mentor staff, and to compose diverse teams with the needed capacities to complete projects.

    • Strong communications skills with the ability to translate and convey complex concepts and study findings in oral and written communications.

    • Demonstrated capacity for working in a collaborative research environment.

    • Strong project and personnel management skills, with the ability to manage multiple, concurrent tasks.

    • Highly flexible problem-solving and analytic skills.

    • Demonstrated capacity for working in a collaborative research environment.

    • Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative.

    • Demonstrated judgment and discretion in the handling of sensitive information.

    • Ability to travel locally and nationally.

    • Proficiency using analytic software such as SAS, SPSS, STATA, Atlas.ti, and/or NVIVO. To view the full position description and/or express interest in this opening, please visit https://csschcc.sentrichr.com/. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations to complete the application process should contact Human Resources by calling (773) 256-5203, or by sending an email to humanresources@chapinhall.org. Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago is seeking an experienced researcher to develop and lead a team that conducts rigorous, actionable research and collaborates with strategic partners within a highly stimulating and fast-paced social policy environment. The successful applicant will develop, lead and collaborate with an integrated team of research and policy staff and colleagues to design and conduct research that informs systems, policies, programs, and interventions for the most vulnerable children, youth, and families. The exact subspecialty is open and will include an established record of scholarship in child welfare, juvenile justice, runaway/homeless youth, multi-systems involved children and families, child maltreatment prevention and intervention, interventions for vulnerable children and youth, evaluation and measurement, or a closely related area. Additionally, the successful applicant will have a national reputation in his/her area of expertise and a demonstrated record of leadership and collaboration with internal and external partners, e.g., public and private funders, fellow scholars, and implementers. In close collaboration with colleagues and Chapin Hall leadership, this established researcher will lead the development of a clearly articulated, translational research agenda, constituting a dynamic, funded portfolio and working across teams, areas of specialty, and disciplines to design and execute research studies, and, as applicable, examine and support fidelity of implementation, all with an emphasis on well being. Within the portfolio of work, the researcher will engage a range of stakeholders (funders, policymakers, implementers, fellow knowledge developers) and actively pursue Chapin Hall’s collective vision to improve the lives of vulnerable children, youth, and families. The successful applicant will be a researcher with a proven track record of collaboration and substantive experience with and/or capacity to garner internal and external support for emerging projects (research and/or evaluation) and to autonomously lead, conduct, and coordinate project design, grant writing, statistical and/or qualitative analyses, site visits, interviews, literature reviews/meta-analyses, data systems, and more. This senior scholar will establish her/himself as an organizational leader who attracts collaborators, executes work promptly, efficiently, and with quality, attends to fidelity, and both appreciates and pursues a range of dissemination outlets aimed at a diverse group of stakeholders. Additionally, the researcher will seek and maintain an active, positive role in contributing to the organizational culture through formal and informal engagements, mentoring, and service. Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values and actively seeks diversity in its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, status as an individual with disability, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

    Qualifications Education A doctoral degree in psychology, social work, public policy, education, public health, sociology or another relevant field plus a minimum of seven years of experience leading the design and implementation of research studies required. Experience * A minimum of seven years experience in the design and conduct of research, including at least three years in a leadership position (e.g., principal investigator or team leader on funded projects, administrative role). * A record of funding, i.e, an established, funded portfolio of translational research required. * A track record of successful collaboration and partnership with funders, colleagues, senior scholars, administrators, and other leaders.

    • Demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor junior staff and/or graduate students who develop and execute independent portfolios of research. . * A minimum of five years of experience supervising and mentoring junior staff or colleagues across a range of position.

    • Experience in successful dissemination, including but not limited to writing and publishing research reports for scholarly (peer reviewed) and non-scholarly audiences, delivering presentations and providing consultation to a diverse range of stakeholders, and effectively tailoring messages to the audience.

    • Evidence of an established and significant portfolio of policy relevant translational research intended to inform policy, programs, systems, and interventions. Other Qualifications

    • Expert knowledge of and experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods, including the clear ability to design, develop, execute, present, and publish translational research.

    • Strong interpersonal skills, including the desire and ability to contribute positively to the culture and intellectual life of Chapin Hall and to effectively manage key stakeholder relationships.

    • Demonstrated leadership skills including the capacity to effectively recruit, retain, and mentor staff, and to compose diverse teams with the needed capacities to complete projects.

    • Strong communications skills with the ability to translate and convey complex concepts and study findings in oral and written communications.

    • Demonstrated capacity for working in a collaborative research environment.

    • Strong project and personnel management skills, with the ability to manage multiple, concurrent tasks.

    • Highly flexible problem-solving and analytic skills.

    • Demonstrated capacity for working in a collaborative research environment.

    • Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative.

    • Demonstrated judgment and discretion in the handling of sensitive information.

    • Ability to travel locally and nationally.

    • Proficiency using analytic software such as SAS, SPSS, STATA, Atlas.ti, and/or NVIVO. To view the full position description and/or express interest in this opening, please visit https://csschcc.sentrichr.com/. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations to complete the application process should contact Human Resources by calling (773) 256-5203, or by sending an email to humanresources@chapinhall.org.

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    #User Researcher - Sacramento, CA

    Title: User Researcher Location:

    Sacramento, CA Type: Contract Duration: 3 Months (Potential of 2 years extension) Description: + User Researcher Team shall have been involved as the lead User Researcher in at least two (2) digital service projects.

    • Each member of the User Researcher Team shall have been involved in at least one agile software development project.

    • Taken as a whole, User Researcher Team shall have at least two (2) years FTE experience between them, in each of the following: a. Planning and leading user research;

    • Taken as a whole, the User Researcher Team shall have at least two (2) years FTE experience between them, in each of the following: b. Producing user requirements, specifications and experience goals;

    • Taken as a whole, the Interaction Designer/User Researcher/Usability Tester Team shall have at least two (2) years FTE experience between them, in each of the following: + d. Presenting synthesis to clients.

      Requirements Responsibilities: Our client is looking for a UX Researcher / User experience Researcher, the ideal talent will be responsible for but not limited to: The User Experience Researcher will be primarily responsible for designing, conducting, analyzing, and reporting on user-centered design research and usability testing for the company website, including identification of user needs and goals, task and workflow modeling, ethnography and persona development as well as rapid iterative usability testing, and more formal, in-depth testing.

      A successful User Experience Researcher must be able to work with minimal supervision on multiple concurrent projects. • Conduct usability research both online and in the field and provide recommendations for improvement. • Serve as a member of a team that acts as a 'repository' of research-based usability knowledge. • Work with project business representatives and team members to test business requirements using heuristic/qualitative methods. • Determine user needs by conducting task-focused analyses. • Work with graphic designers to test proposed look & feel initiatives. • Coordinate, conduct and moderate Experience Requirements: Usability moderating (all types, particularly one-on-one), participant recruiting/screener creation, experimental design, test method selection, debriefing, facilitation, participant recruiting/screener creation, statistical/qualitative/quantitative analysis, presentations (verbal and written) Benefits Note: If Interested please send your updated resume include your rate/salary requirement along with your contact details with a suitable time when we can reach you.

      If you know of anyone in your sphere of contacts, who would be a perfect match for this job then, we would appreciate if you can forward this posting to them with a copy to us. Thank you and looking forward to hear from you!

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    Hewlett Packard Labs - Postdoctoral Researcher

    Hewlett Packard Labs

    • Postdoctoral Researcher Job Description: The Systems Architecture Lab (SAL) within Hewlett Packard Labs has an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher with a PhD in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, applied physics or related areas.

      Candidates with expertise in analog/digital circuit simulation or architectural design, particularly involving hybrid CMOS/advanced devices, or regular expression matching and finite state machines are encouraged to apply. Experience with machine learning, network security, combinatorial optimization, and signal processing is highly desirable as well. The SAL team is engaged in programs to develop advanced computational accelerators having applications in neuromorphic computing, network security, combinatorial optimization, and signal processing.

      In particular, the Postdoctoral Researcher will work on a project to create finite automata in hardware which accelerate regular expression (RegEx) matching. RegEx are found in common rules employed by Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS), but state-of-the-art matching implementations are heavily limited by the size and performance of FPGAs and memories. This project uses hybrid digital/analog structures to implement a high performance TCAM (ternary content addressable memory) and exploits the co-location of memory and computation.

      High energy efficiency and increased speeds are achieved by the use of memristors and their favorable analog and scaling properties. The Postdoctoral Researcher will work in a team environment to contribute to the efforts to design, program, simulate, operate, and benchmark a hybrid CMOS/memristor circuit for implementing finite automata for NIDS. The Postdoctoral Researcher will also be able to participate in a team environment to simulate, operate, test, and design novel modes of computation using a developed hardware platform of memristor crossbar arrays and custom control electronics.

      Job: Administration Job Level: N/A Hewlett Packard Enterprise is EEO F/M/Protected Veteran/ Individual with Disabilities. HPE will comply with all applicable laws related to the use of arrest and conviction records, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and similar laws and will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories.

      Hewlett Packard Enterprise Technology innovation that fosters business transformation. We Are In the Acceleration Business We help customers use technology to slash the time it takes to turn ideas into value. In turn, they transform industries, markets and lives.

      Some of our customers run traditional IT environments. Most are transitioning to a secure, cloud-enabled, mobile-friendly infrastructure. Many rely on a combination of both.

      Wherever they are in that journey, we provide the technology and solutions to help them succeed. Standards of business conduct (SBC): The Hewlett Packard Enterprise Standards of Business Conduct (SBC) embody the fundamental principles that govern our ethical and legal obligations to Hewlett Packard Enterprise. They pertain not only to our conduct within the company but also to conduct involving our customers, channel partners, suppliers and competitors.

      Read more about how we win the right way. Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO): Hewlett Packard Enterprise provides equal employment opportunity to any employee or applicant without regard to sex, gender, color, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, uniformed service status, familial status, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. If you’d like more information about your EEO right as an applicant under the law, please click here: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

    • Supplement Accessibility Hewlett Packard Enterprise is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need assistance in filling out the employment application or require a reasonable accommodation while seeking employment, please e-mail global_talent_acquisition@hpe.com. Note: This option is reserved for applicants needing a reasonable accommodation related to a disability.

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    UX Researcher - Software

    Job Description

    This is a 6-month contract with our client, a major social media company.

    Duties:

    Oculus is looking for world-class researcher with excellent communication and people skills. As a User Researcher at Oculus, you must be an expert researcher with a proven track record of influencing complex and diverse products. We are looking for candidates with experience in both evaluative and generative projects – and ideally with experience in both hardware and software product development. You must be familiar with every aspect of the product development lifecycle including up-front research and discovery, definition, iteration and validation.
    You must become a trusted, strategic partner to product stakeholders by delivering insights that lead to demonstrable business value. To this end, you will be required to articulate the findings from your research to design, engineering and product leadership and be a strong advocate for the role of research in product development. You must be a data expert, but also be able to be creative and develop new methodologies for emerging technologies such as VR. It's not enough to answer interesting questions about user behavior; our team focuses on impact.

    Skills:

    • Work closely with product teams to identify and prioritize research topics
    • Conduct research using a wide variety of qualitative and subset of quantitative methods (e.g. surveys) to generate actionable insights across the product development lifecycle, including up front generative research to identify new opportunities, iterative concept evaluation and post-launch testing.
    • Work cross functionally with Industrial and UX Design, Product Management, Analytics, Engineering and Marketing; proactively involve team in the research process
    • Synthesize insights in a compelling, creative and actionable way that cuts to the chase of the underlying user issues
    • Present to a variety of audiences
    • Share best practices & new techniques with the broader team; collaborate with other researchers on research methods and priorities

    Education:

    MA / PhD Experience in applied product research, ideally with applied experience working on hardware based products. Knowledge of marketing, or of human behavior related field (HCI, Psychology, Social Science, Information Science, etc.) 

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    Quantitative Researcher - Systematic Options

    Quantitative Researcher - Systematic Options

    My client is a leading quantitative hedge fund with offices across the US, Asia and Europe. They deploy quantitative, computer-driven trading strategies across multiple liquid asset classes, including equities, futures and FX. They have a long and established track record and unparalleled access to a wide range of publicly available data sources.

    Job Description

    An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Quantitative Researcher with expert-level knowledge of statistical prediction techniques and options to take a leadership role in all aspects of developing and improving the team's investment process.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Design, backtest, and implement predictive models for the direction and volatility of liquid futures, FX, and ETFs
    • Design, backtest, and implement algorithms for optimal portfolio construction across options and delta one products
    • Computing Implied Volatility surfaces
    • Risk Modeling (including option Greeks)
    • Liquidity and transaction cost modeling
    • Evaluate new datasets for alpha potential
    • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the investment process and the team's research and trading infrastructure

    Desirable Candidates

    • MS or PhD in computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, engineering, or other quantitative discipline
    • Minimum of 2 (ideally 5+) years of work experience as a quantitative researcher for a systematic options trading (volatility arb) business or automated options market maker
    • Broad statistical toolkit including machine learning, econometrics, large-scale simulation
    • Proven ability to conduct alpha research (direction and/or volatility) utilizing large data sets, including, but not limited to, intraday tick data
    • Experience with large-scale portfolio optimization, multi-period optimization, and relevant software libraries and packages
    • Experience with multiple asset classes (FX, fixed income, commodities, equity indices and options on each of these) a plus
    • Strong programming skills in languages such as Python, C++, Java, Matlab, and SQL
    • Keen intuition for markets and their pricing mechanisms
    • Clear, concise, and proactive communicator
    • Detail-oriented
    • Highly motivated, willing to take ownership of his/her work
    My client is a leading quantitative hedge fund with offices across the US, Asia and Europe. They deploy quantitative, computer-driven trading strategies across multiple liquid asset classes, including equities, futures and FX. They have a long and established track record and unparalleled access to a wide range of publicly available data sources.

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    Job Opening: Researcher

    Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago is seeking an entry level doctoral level researcher. In close collaboration with research and policy colleagues, the successful applicant will develop and execute rigorous, actionable research. The position offers the opportunity to develop a translational research portfolio with the support and mentorship of senior colleagues and with strategic partners, all within a highly stimulating and fast-paced social policy environment. Within the portfolio of work, the researcher will engage a range of stakeholders (funders, policymakers, implementers, fellow knowledge developers) and actively pursue Chapin Hall’s collective vision to improve the lives of vulnerable children, youth, and families. This emerging researcher will work within interdisciplinary teams pursuing a clearly articulated research agenda that is part of a dynamic, funded portfolio. The researcher will have the opportunity to work across teams, areas of specialty, and disciplines to contribute to the design and implementation of research studies, the development of grant applications and related proposals, and, as applicable, conduct field-based project support and examine and support fidelity of implementation, all with an emphasis on well-being. Additionally, the successful candidate will contribute to the organizational culture through formal and informal service. The exact subspecialty and research orientation (qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, evaluation) is open and will include an emerging record of scholarship in child welfare, juvenile justice, runaway/homeless youth, multi-system involved children and families, child maltreatment prevention and intervention, interventions for vulnerable children and youth, evaluation and measurement, or a closely related area. The successful candidate will have conducted rigorous research within and/or across these areas and must show exceptionally strong promise with respect to the development and implementation of an autonomous yet interconnected research agenda. Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values and actively seeks diversity in its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, status as an individual with disability, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

    Qualifications Education A doctoral degree in psychology, social work, public policy, education, public health, sociology or another relevant field required. Experience * A track record of successful collaboration and cooperation with colleagues, senior scholars, faculty, administrators, leaders, etc.

    • Demonstrated ability to conduct research with minimal oversight and supervision.

    • Emerging scholarly portfolio that is consistent in content and approach with the Chapin Hall vision.

    • Emerging national reputation, record of applying for funding.

    • Experience in successful dissemination, for example, writing and publishing research reports for scholarly (peer reviewed) and non-scholarly audiences, delivering presentations and providing consultation to a diverse range of stakeholders (technical and non-technical), and effectively tailoring messages to the audience. Other Qualifications

    • Knowledge of and competence in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods, including the clear ability to (with context and support) design, develop, execute, present, and publish translational research.

    • Strong communications skills with the ability to translate and convey complex concepts and study findings in oral and written communications.

    • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple, concurrent tasks.

    • Highly flexible problem-solving and analytic skills.

    • Demonstrated capacity for working in a collaborative research environment.

    • Strong interpersonal skills, including the desire and ability to contribute positively to the culture and intellectual life of Chapin Hall.

    • Capacity for continuing professional growth and incremental movement toward autonomy and leadership.

    • Demonstrated judgment and discretion in the handling of sensitive information.

    • Ability to travel locally and nationally.

    • Proficiency using analytic software such as SAS, SPSS, STATA, Atlas.ti, and/or NVIVO. To view the full position description and/or express interest in this opening, please visit https://csschcc.sentrichr.com/. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations to complete the application process should contact Human Resources by calling (773) 256-5203, or by sending an email to humanresources@chapinhall.org. Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago is seeking an entry level doctoral level researcher. In close collaboration with research and policy colleagues, the successful applicant will develop and execute rigorous, actionable research. The position offers the opportunity to develop a translational research portfolio with the support and mentorship of senior colleagues and with strategic partners, all within a highly stimulating and fast-paced social policy environment. Within the portfolio of work, the researcher will engage a range of stakeholders (funders, policymakers, implementers, fellow knowledge developers) and actively pursue Chapin Hall’s collective vision to improve the lives of vulnerable children, youth, and families. This emerging researcher will work within interdisciplinary teams pursuing a clearly articulated research agenda that is part of a dynamic, funded portfolio. The researcher will have the opportunity to work across teams, areas of specialty, and disciplines to contribute to the design and implementation of research studies, the development of grant applications and related proposals, and, as applicable, conduct field-based project support and examine and support fidelity of implementation, all with an emphasis on well-being. Additionally, the successful candidate will contribute to the organizational culture through formal and informal service. The exact subspecialty and research orientation (qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, evaluation) is open and will include an emerging record of scholarship in child welfare, juvenile justice, runaway/homeless youth, multi-system involved children and families, child maltreatment prevention and intervention, interventions for vulnerable children and youth, evaluation and measurement, or a closely related area. The successful candidate will have conducted rigorous research within and/or across these areas and must show exceptionally strong promise with respect to the development and implementation of an autonomous yet interconnected research agenda. Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values and actively seeks diversity in its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, status as an individual with disability, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

    Qualifications Education A doctoral degree in psychology, social work, public policy, education, public health, sociology or another relevant field required. Experience * A track record of successful collaboration and cooperation with colleagues, senior scholars, faculty, administrators, leaders, etc.

    • Demonstrated ability to conduct research with minimal oversight and supervision.

    • Emerging scholarly portfolio that is consistent in content and approach with the Chapin Hall vision.

    • Emerging national reputation, record of applying for funding.

    • Experience in successful dissemination, for example, writing and publishing research reports for scholarly (peer reviewed) and non-scholarly audiences, delivering presentations and providing consultation to a diverse range of stakeholders (technical and non-technical), and effectively tailoring messages to the audience. Other Qualifications

    • Knowledge of and competence in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods, including the clear ability to (with context and support) design, develop, execute, present, and publish translational research.

    • Strong communications skills with the ability to translate and convey complex concepts and study findings in oral and written communications.

    • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple, concurrent tasks.

    • Highly flexible problem-solving and analytic skills.

    • Demonstrated capacity for working in a collaborative research environment.

    • Strong interpersonal skills, including the desire and ability to contribute positively to the culture and intellectual life of Chapin Hall.

    • Capacity for continuing professional growth and incremental movement toward autonomy and leadership.

    • Demonstrated judgment and discretion in the handling of sensitive information.

    • Ability to travel locally and nationally.

    • Proficiency using analytic software such as SAS, SPSS, STATA, Atlas.ti, and/or NVIVO. To view the full position description and/or express interest in this opening, please visit https://csschcc.sentrichr.com/. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations to complete the application process should contact Human Resources by calling (773) 256-5203, or by sending an email to humanresources@chapinhall.org.

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