How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS) at the University of Michigan Medical School is a first-of-its-kind basic science department focused on the learning sciences within health at all levels of scale: individuals, teams, organizations, and large-scale systems that span states and nations. For more information about the department, see LHS.medicine.umich.edu/. Within DLHS, the recently established DISPLAY Lab (Design, Implementation, Systems, Performance, Learning And whY) (github.com/Display-Lab) is developing adaptive systems that automate processes for message design and data visualization to improve the impact of communication with healthcare professionals and patients.
DISPLAY Lab is seeking a research assistant to support the development of an ontology-based message tailoring system for clinical performance feedback. The message tailoring system uses psychological models of individuals, teams, and contexts to estimate the effects of messages in terms cognitive processing, capability, and motivation of message recipients. The system will function as a service that enables tailored messaging for clinical training, quality improvement and the implementation of evidence-based practice across diverse.
Develop semantic models of behavior change interventions in an ontology
Assist in the development of definitions for terms within an ontology
Annotate/tag user stories, performance displays, and performance report templates
Curate and develop metadata from an ontology of behavior change intervention
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work with markup and data serialization languages such as XML, JSON, and YAML
Proven ability to work independently and to meet deadlines
Familiarity with software development methods
Experience with semantic technology, RDF, and ontology development
Research study experience
Familiarity with cognitive or behavioral psychological theory
Computer science or software engineering experience
Interest in philosophy
Flexible; 15-20 hours per week
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