UX Research Assistant

  • location: Sunnyvale, CA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $33 - $36 per hour
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UX Research Assistant

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Description Project Overview:

Working with our Core UX Research Strategy Team, you will have the opportunity to support the quantitative user research process within the research strategy team, for Google products used by Googlers. Results from this research will ensure the development of innovative, useful and inclusive products ­and tools used by the Google workforce.

As a Quantitative UX Research Assistant on our team, you'll work closely with our other UX Research, Design, Product Management, and Engineering teammates. Your main focus will be working with senior UX Researchers to support mixed methods research studies (e.g., participating in activities including participant recruitment, preparing study materials, moderating or note taking for study sessions, and organizing and analyzing study data). You'll need to be comfortable flowing between research methods and study topics (with senior UX Researchers guiding you along the way). Basically doing anything and everything we need to do to get the right research done at the right time.

location: Sunnyvale, California
job type: Contract
salary: $33 - 36 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors

  • Preparing user research materials for studies
  • Managing recruitment for studies and/or collaborating with recruiters to schedule study sessions
  • Planning, observing and moderating usability testing sessions and interviews
  • Administering questionnaires, surveys, and interviews
  • Taking notes during user study sessions
  • Cleaning, coding, and organizing data from research studies (e.g., transcribing interviews or categorizing open text data)
  • Analyzing qualitative & quantitative data
  • Analyzing, interpreting and summarizing existing research reports
  • Communicating findings from the study to the research lead
  • Mandatory
  • B.A./B.S. (completed) or M.A/M.S./Ph.D. (in progress or completed) in Human Factors, Psychology, HCI/Computer Science, or other field emphasizing human behavior
  • Detail-oriented and ability to work fairly independently on a variety of tasks
  • Persuasive communication that is grounded in data
  • Knowledge of statistics preferred
  • OK with flexible working hours (regular business hours + some evenings or early mornings, depending on the locations/timezones of a given project's collaborators)
  • Desired
  • Previous experience with UX research.
  • Experience managing large data sets.
  • Experience in general research in a corporate or academic setting.

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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