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Research Assistant

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
Laboratory and Research

Job Description

The Department of Computer Science and Professor Yan Chen seek an up and coming web developer to assist with current research projects and initiatives. This Research Assistant role serves as an opportunity to work with other researchers and Dr. Chen to learn and leverage new CS skills.

This Research Assistant will work hands-on to help develop a web-based learning platform. The purpose of this platform is to enhance in-person programming instruction by integrating AI-driven behavioral analysis.

The candidate can expect to use basic and applied research skills to complete tasks and sub-projects related to the greater web based platform. This is great experience for anyone who is passionate about research and web development!

Required Qualifications

  • Prior experience developing web based platforms
  • The ability to meet deadlines and schedules
  • Project management skills
  • Critical thinking skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1-3 years experience developing web based platforms
  • Experience in Open AI/API
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment
  • Working knowledge of programming languages, such as: HTML, CSS, Java

Appointment Type


Salary Information

$15-$25 per hour, commensurate with experience

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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