Description:User Interface/User Experience (UI/UX) Designer / Developer contributes to software development for the BrainGate Neural Interface System and supports the neurotechnology research endeavor in the laboratory of Leigh R. Hochberg, M.D., Ph.D. This research will define the future of brain-implantable neural interface technology to improve communication and independence for people with severe motor disabilities. This is a 1-year full-time, fixed term, position embedded on site with our team in the School of Engineering at Brown University in Providence, RI.
The incumbent's job grade will be determined by years of experience. The UI/UX Designer Developer (JG 10E) requires a bachelor's degree and 3-5 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience; the UI/UX Designer Developer (JG 11E) requires a bachelor's degree and 5-7 years of related experience.
GRADE 10: Bachelorâ™s Degree with 3-5 years of experience required in Web or Graphic Design or related (visual design) field.
GRADE 11: Bachelorâ™s Degree with 5-7 years of experience required in Web or Graphic Design or related (visual design) field.
Demonstrated experience and portfolio in UI/UX design and execution (process) across a variety of platforms.
Demonstrated understanding of UI/UX best practices and emerging trends.
Proficiency with industry-standard and new creative tools / technologies for UI/UX and web design
Implementation experience with real-time browser-based graphing techniques for low-latency, high-rate drawing / updating in HTML / JS charting or similar
Expert proficiency with responsive design for web applications
Experience leading or working in rapid, iterative UI/UX development in small, highly independent agile teams
Proficiency with code versioning and collaborative development tools
Outstanding communication and presentation skills
The selected candidate's experience level will determine the hiring grade.
Masterâ™s desirable in Web or Graphic Design or related (visual design) field.
Experience programming in one or more game engines / environments such as JS, Phaser, Lua3D, Matter.js or Unity3D
Proficiency in C/C++, Python, Go, high performance libraries, and/or other supporting back-end languages
Experience with UPD, TCP/IP, USB or other data flow / communication mechanisms
Experience developing UI/UX for medical device or health care applications
Experience designing Web UIs for accessibility
Experience creating GUIs that enable both interactive and programmatic /(scripted) execution
Experience in both industry and research settings
Proficiency with Matlab or Simulink
Demonstrated interest in neuroscience, brain-computer interfaces and/or assistive technologies for people with disability
Familiarity with neuroscience and electrical brain signals (action potentials, local field potentials)
Working knowledge of digital signals, digital sampling, bandpass filters
Programming experience with high-performance UDP packet communication
Background Check: Criminal and Education verification
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UI/UX Designer Developer
School of Engineering
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