Research Assistant

  • location: Mountain View, CA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $49.12 - $55.81 per hour
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Research Assistant

job summary:
As a Research Assistant on Google News, your primary focus will be on conducting research for news related products at Google. You'll have the opportunity to support our research activities in developing innovative, user-friendly, best-of-breed products. We are looking for individuals who have excellent communication skills, are diligent, detail-oriented, and can work fairly independently.

 
location: Mountain View, California
job type: Contract
salary: $49.12 - 55.81 per hour
work hours: 9 to 6
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
Overall Responsibilities:

  • Preparing for user research activities (working with the recruiters to schedule study sessions, setting up the usability lab etc., finalizing study plans).
  • Observing and running usability testing sessions and interviews.
  • Administering questionnaires, surveys, and interviews.
  • Taking notes during user study sessions.
  • Analyzing qualitative & quantitative data.
  • Communicating findings from the study to the research lead and other stakeholders.
  • Creating reports (including creating graphs, highlight videos, slide decks etc.).
  • Analyzing, interpreting and summarizing existing research reports.
  • Help in organizing and running design sprints.
Top 3 Daily Responsibilities:

  • Planning, conducting and analyzing studies under direction of manager
  • Attending meetings and taking notes
  • Advocating with product teams on behalf of user and socializing research results
 
qualifications:
B.A./B.S. in Human Factors, Psychology, - HCI/Computer Science, or other field emphasizing human behavior; or in lieu or degree, 3 years of work experience.

 
skills: Requirements:

  • 1 - 3 years of research experience
  • Detail-oriented and ability to work fairly independently on a variety of tasks.
  • Interest in general research and user research methods.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Can prioritize time between multiple projects, and be flexible by adapting to changing schedules and different projects.
  • Technical aptitude, familiarity with basic graphic and video editing tools preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic statistical concepts preferred.
  • Self-motivated and comfortable in a fast-paced, fluid environment.
  • Excellent communication skills with key stakeholders.
  • Ability to distill research findings into concise and actionable insights.
  • Experience working in or studying journalism / news is a big plus.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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