Researcher with experience in applied user/social modeling, cognitive modeling, computational intelligence methods, and software development
About the Job
We’re seeking a full-time researcher in Augmented Social Cognition to develop new user modeling and social modeling theory and techniques to support online and mobile behavior change technologies in areas such as health and wellness. These models will be key to new ways of providing personalized, socially supported, context aware scaffolding for achieving goals.
The ideal candidate is a User Modeling/Social Modeling researcher with a PhD and expertise in intelligent user-adaptive interaction systems, with multidisciplinary expertise spanning artificial intelligence, cognitive science, data mining, machine learning, recommender systems, natural language processing, and social network analysis.
If this sounds like you, please apply with a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in this position.
We offer a very competitive salary package and full benefits (medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, 401K). PARC employees enjoy the use of onsite health & fitness center and collegial dining at our onsite cafeteria. The PARC campus is in a spacious modern building in close proximity to the resources and opportunities of Silicon Valley and benefits from nearby leading universities such as Stanford and Berkeley. It is also close to many amenities, top schools, and outdoor activities (see http://www.parc.com/about/culture.html). PARC provides a highly diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (see http://www.parc.com/about/careers/).
About the Group
PARC’s Intelligent Systems Laboratory is a research organization unlike any other. We combine the best of a top-notch research university, an entrepreneurial startup, and a premiere technology company. We meld our world-class innovation chops with researching and developing real-world applications that have market potential, focusing on creating new business options and opportunities. We’re driven to get our ideas out of the lab and into the world in order to have real impact, and we need superb research talent to make that happen.
Augmented Social Cognition is a highly interdisciplinary group, brought together by the desire to push the capabilities of current social media through understanding of social behavior and invention of algorithms and technology frameworks. Join our world class research team as a research lead in the development of new user modeling and social modeling theory and techniques to support online and mobile behavior change technologies.
PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients.
Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.