The HCI group at NAVER AI Lab invites applications for research scientists.

We expect you to do the following:

  • Propose, develop, and execute academic research projects at the intersection of HCI and AI.
  • Actively collaborate with other researchers at NAVER AI LAB to demonstrate the capabilities of AI technologies in designing novel HCI systems.
  • Lead a wide range of research activities including but not limited to interactive prototyping, user studies, surveys, design sprint, literature review, and deployment study.
  • Disseminate research outcomes at top-tier academic venues such as conferences and journals.

Working environment:

  • You can pursue your research visions in a bottom-up research environment where you can propose research agenda and organize a team.
  • You can collaborate with other researchers at other teams at NAVER or other academic institutes.
  • We provide various forms of collaboration including research internship, research centers (with Seoul National University and KAIST) so that you can work with talented people in AI-related disciplines.
  • You will have many opportunities to collaborate with product teams at NAVER, which develop numerous kinds of in-the-wild services on various platforms such as web, mobile, desktop, and smart speakers.

Required skills

  • Holds a PhD degree (or expected to receive within 6 months) in HCI-related disciplines such as Computer Science, Information Science, Industrial Design
  • Publication records in HCI-related venues (e.g., CHI, UIST, IMWUT, VIS, DIS, IUI, HCOMP, and CSCW) as a 1st or corresponding author
  • Implementation skills for realizing and prototyping interactive systems
  • Expertise on the quantitative and qualitative HCI research methods
  • Understanding on the data structure and algorithm in Computer Science

Preferred skills

  • Knowledgeable in Machine Learning, Computer Vision, or NLP that can streamline the collaboration with AI researchers
  • Rich experience in designing and developing AI-infused interactive systems
  • Quantitative data analysis skills with Python or R

Hiring process

Research Scientist

Application screening → Coding test (online) →​ Job talk → 1st round interviews with research scientists → 2nd round interviews with principal research scientists → Notification

Research Intern

Application screening → Coding test (online) →​ ​Job talk → 1st round interviews with research scientists → Notification​
(The 1st round interviews usually consist of a series of 2 or 3 1:1 interviews)
(The process may change depending on the schedule and situations.)​


For application, please send your CV and research statement to [email protected]
For any inquiries about the position, please contact CLOVA Jobs ([email protected]) or Young-Ho Kim ([email protected]).
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