Winter 2021 Research Assistant Position

The Information Interaction Lab at the University of Michigan School of Information is looking for one master student to assist on an ongoing VR project led by PhD student Audrey Labrie, working in collaboration with Professor Nebeling. This position will be a paid temporary research assistant position where the amount of work can typically vary but the expectation will be no more than 12 hours per week.

We are looking for a student with prior industry or research experience conducting qualitative user research. The student will engage in fundamental research tasks to help address the goal of the project. In particular, the student will assist in the execution of a human-subjects study, qualitative analysis of data from the study, and possibly contribute to the formal write-up of a publication about the research. 

Required qualifications:

  • Prior industry or research experience conducting qualitative user research
  • Knowledge of qualitative research methods
  • Autonomous and reliable

Experience with AR/VR technologies (e.g., through courses like SI 559 / 659) is a plus but not required. If you think you would be a good fit for this project, please send an email to Audrey Labrie ( Be sure to include a short paragraph about yourself and describe your involvement in a qualitative user research project. Please also include your CV. Interviews can start in December and decisions will be finalized in January.