Project Scientist in the Digital Learning

University of California Irvine School of Education

United States

Project Scientist in the Digital Learning Lab

Job #JPF07264
  • School of Education / School of Education / UC Irvine

Application Window

Open date: December 3rd, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Jan 7, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Jan 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

A project scientist is needed in the Digital Learning Lab at the University of California, Irvine, to support research on the use of conversational agents for learning. Research will support federally funded projects that are designing, implementing, and evaluating interactive videos incorporating conversational science to help children ages 4 to 6 develop their language ability and scientific knowledge.

Research will involve writing and revising conversational scripts; programming those scripts into interactive videos; managing relations and communications with grant partners, research sites, advisory board members, and participating faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students, designing experiments; developing and refining measures and instruments; training and leading teams in data collection and analysis; submitting and updating human subjects protocols; and writing reports, articles, presentations, and grant proposals.

Position will begin in January 2022 and continue for one year, with possibility of renewal pending funding. Rank within the project scientist series and salary will be determined based on background and qualifications.

Requirements: Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in Education or a related field prior to the start date; knowledge and experience in programming conversational agents using Dialogflow; knowledge and experience in editing videos for incorporation of conversational agents; prior research and publication related to language learning and science development for young children; prior research on the use of conversational agents in young children’s learning; expertise and experience in both qualitative and quantitative educational research; and prior experiences in leading research teams in the collection of field data.

To Apply: Applications should be submitted online at Please include a cover letter explaining your relevant background and interest in this project, CV, and names of three references (please do not solicit letters).



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in Education or a related field prior to the start date.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.(Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA

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