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Postdoctoral Associate: Engineering Assistant to Project Director
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Jun. 17, 2022
Title Postdoctoral Associate: Engineering Assistant to Project Director
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Communicative Disorders and Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Communications Disorders
Dr. Jeffery Higginbotham in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to work on a Engelke Family Foundation funded project. You will research the talk-in-interactions of individuals with complex communication needs (e.g., ALS, CP, IDD) and collaborate on the design Augmentative Communication Technologies that reduce the temporal-sequential problems associated with their use. You will engage in fieldwork, collect and analyze social interaction videos, research the literature for potential interaction-based technical solutions, and collaborate on new AAC designs. You will also assist in training student researchers and other collaborators in human factors, human computer interaction and technology design issues.

Summary of Duties
* Engage in fieldwork collecting video materials on interactions involving individuals with complex communication needs.
* Perform micro analytic analyses of videoed interactions for Converse project
* Engage in coding and fabrication of novel AAC technologies
* Research the Engineering, computer science and or rehab engineering literature for ways to leverage assistive communication technologies to be more conversationally responsive and promote the user’s agency.
* Collaborate with project staff in designing a new augmentative communication technologies.
* Train other students and researchers in micro analysis and conversation analysis.

Outstanding Benefits Package
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About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

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