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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.

This is a one-year term-limited appointment and the start date will be September 1, 2018.  Interviews will be conducted in June, 2018.


60% Research Support

  • Assists with project management for research projects on artificial intelligence / natural language processing. 
  • Defines and pursues steps in research projects, starting from delineating research objectives, defining data needs to support the research objectives, collecting and annotating data for the research projects, refining and analyzing the data as needed based on feedback from other researchers working on the project.
  • Assists with scheduling and planning of large research meetings (7-12 per year and 15-60 attendees),  to plan and discuss research projects of different scales.
  • Assists with the development of research datasets, including monolingual and multilingual linguistic and visual datasets, guidelines for dataset construction, data annotation, data analysis; constructs data (actually generating language), annotates existing datasets, analyzes existing data.
  • Manages interaction with subjects participating in research projects. 
  • Assists with the development of data collection protocols, assists with IRB applications, identifies participants for research studies, interacts with participants prior / during / after the data collection.
  • Assists with the creation of research presentation materials (posters, presentations, slides, visual representations for proposals)

20% - Research Communications

  • Identifies and interacts with potential research sponsors, creates and provides tailored research presentations on current and future (planned) research projects. 
  • Develops, writes, and designs print and digital publications (i.e., flyers, posters, slides, brochures, websites, social media platforms, etc.) for research communication.
  • Assists in determining marketing and promotional needs and provides public relations support for research projects. 
  • Implements and further develops the AI Laboratory’s communications strategy, including producing content describing the research done in the AI Laboratory for the social media channels and other communication resources, specifically targeting the interaction with potential research sponsors. 

20% - Research and Academic Outreach

  • Administration of K-12 outreach activities; planning and development of outreach events to promote diversity in computing through Girls Encoded, including development and overview of outreach activities, engagement with participating students.
  • Manages communications for research and academic outreach programs: designs, edits, and proofreads promotional materials for the program; is involved in email and fundraising campaigns.
  • Works with undergraduate underrepresented students to engage them in research activities.

Required Qualifications*

  • Previous experience in providing data support for research projects
  • Knowledge of two or more languages
  • BS or MS in Information Design 
  • Experience editing and designing research communication and educational materials
  • Demonstrated experience with Adobe Creative Suite or similar program
  • Proven research communication experience (including social media)
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, ability to meet deadlines with quick turn-around

Desired Qualifications*

Experience with data collection and data annotation for research projects

Additional Information

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do.  Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: .

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering  component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—along with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment—can be found at: .


U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.