Research Assistant III

  • location: Kirkland, WA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $33.33 - $36.81 per hour
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Research Assistant III

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Position Description

  • This is a temporary contract role for an initial duration of 6 months with the possibility of extending longer.
  • Under general direction, performs moderately complex research and experimentation following and suggesting improvements to best practices.
  • Assists with projects and may perform independent research or various clerical and editorial duties; compiles, processes and analyzes data. Key areas of responsibility (training provided)
location: Kirkland, Washington
job type: Contract
salary: $33.33 - 36.81 per hour
work hours: 9am to 6pm
education: Bachelors
  • Sets up and operates user research lab equipment
  • Assist with user testing preparation activities
  • Assist with data collection activities from a variety of research methods
  • Observe usability testing sessions, taking notes, reporting out and providing detailed transcripts for the team on a weekly cadence
  • Moderate studies
  • Executes planned experiments in a repeatable manner
  • Conducts experiments in the lab
  • Conducts experiments in the field
  • Provide suggestions to improve current best practices
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Travel is expected (within the country and possibly internationally)
B.S or graduate degree in HCI, psychology, anthropology, human factors or other relevant field

skills: Skill/Experience/Education


  • B.S or graduate degree in HCI, psychology, anthropology, human factors or other relevant field
  • Open to new grads with internship experience or master's projects
  • Passion for communications and messaging apps
  • Understands basic (user experience) research methods
  • Skilled at conducting in­-person interviews
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Comfortable with and skilled at analyzing large qualitative datasets (e.g., interview videos, transcripts, open­-ended survey responses)
  • Understands basic statistical concepts

  • Preference for a degree (in-progress or completed) in Human Factors, Psychology, HCI/Computer Science, Social Science, Anthropology, or other field focusing on human behavior and/or human computer interaction
  • Experience with video editing
  • Experience running and analyzing surveys (along with other quantitative methods) is a plus
  • Excellent people skills
  • Flexible working style
  • Strong desire to learn
  • Detail oriented Excited to work in a fast­-paced team environment
  • Can work independently and be flexible by adapting to changing schedules and different projects

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.

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