Research Assistant, Virtual Soldier Research Laboratory

The University of Iowa, Center for Computer-Aided Design, is seeking applicants for a full-time Research Assistant to contribute to the research mission of the Center for Computer-Aided Design (CCAD) by providing research support to the Virtual Soldier Research Laboratory in the area of artificial intelligence (AI) training for machine learning and image classification techniques.   

A bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or closely related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Candidate(s) must demonstrate having experience in image classification in artificial intelligence training for machine learning, be proficient in current methods of computer coding, have strong interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to work with others in a research environment. This person must also demonstrate the ability to design, plan, and conduct experiments and also have excellent written communication skills.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work closely with faculty, staff, and students of CCAD (www.ccad.uiowa.edu), a national and global leader in modeling and simulation. CCAD conducts basic and applied research in the following areas: flight testing and human performance, human modeling and simulation, driving and transportation, advanced manufacturing technology and robotics, and biomedical and biochemical science and engineering. It also conducts multi-disciplinary research in the fields of machine learning, smart sensors, remote sensing, renewable energy, and modeling of environmental change. The University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities.

The University of Iowa offers an exceptional benefits package (https://hr.uiowa.edu/sites/hr.uiowa.edu/files/BenefitsOverviewFacPS2017.pdf) and many other resources to help employees balance their professional and personal lives. Our beautiful campus spans the Iowa River in Iowa City, a community built around higher education, with vibrant cultural opportunities and a long history of international connections, leadership, and accomplishment.  Our employees enjoy access to an array of cultural, educational, and recreational activities. Iowa City offers the safe, friendly quality of life for which the Midwest is known and has been ranked one of the nation’s most livable cities (USA Today, 2006), as well as one of the best small metropolitan areas for careers (Forbes Magazine, 2013). This small city has a population of about 70,000 and is ranked the 4th “brainiest” city in America (The Atlantic, 2013).

For a full position description/qualifications and to apply, visit http://jobs.uiowa.edu and search “Research Assistant” in the Browse Job section, requisition #19002616.  You will be required to submit a cover letter and resume to be considered for this position. Employment is contingent upon a successful credential and criminal background check.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.