UX Research Associate

  • location: Mountain View, CA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $35 - $45 per hour

job description

UX Research Associate

job summary:
Job Title:

  • UX Research Associate
Project Overview:

  • We follow a simple but vital premise in the User Experience group: "Focus on the user and all else will follow." We're passionately interested in our users and strive to learn everything we can about their goals and needs, attitudes and emotions to help define the products and experiences we create. The User Experience team is a critical driving force behind gathering these insights and then using them to inspire and inform design. We are a multi-disciplinary team of interaction designers, visual designers, user researchers, copywriters and web developers who collaborate closely with each other and with Engineering and Product Management to create innovative, and usable, products that people love to use.
Overall Responsibilities:

  • User study moderation
  • Administer questionnaires and surveys
  • Literature reviews
  • Lab setup & management
  • Liaise with participant recruiting teams and participant onboarding
  • Note taking and data capture
  • Highlight-video creation
  • Qualitative data analysis/synthesis
  • Basic user testing analyses
  • Draft findings, recommendations, and reports based on user research
  • Advocate research findings to diverse audiences through written and oral presentations.
Top 3 Daily Responsibilities:

  • Work with content at many levels (style guides, templates, analytics). Partner with Product, Program Management, UX, UXR, engineering, support operations, legal, PR, and other editorial groups to ensure content consistency and transparency.
  • Conduct qualitative user research, primarily in-lab usability sessions
  • Assist other user researchers with various user research preparation activities
Required Skills:

  • B.A./B.S. (Completed) in Human Factors, Psychology, HCI/Computer Science, or other related fields or equivalent practical experience
  • 1-3 years or experience
  • Experience with one or more of the following methods: usability studies, concept tests, benchmarks, diary studies, interviewing consumers (aka user interviews), field research, surveys.
  • Detail-oriented and ability to work independently on a variety of tasks
  • oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective interpersonal, communication, negotiation and collaboration skills.
  • Can prioritize time between multiple projects, and be flexible by adapting to changing schedules and different projects.
  • 1+ years of relevant work experience.
Nice to have Skills (not required):

  • M.A/M.S./Ph.D. (completed) in Human Factors, Social Sciences, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer Science, Product Design, or other field
  • knowledge of experimental design and statistical analysis
  • Technical aptitude, familiarity with basic graphic and video editing tools preferred.
 
location: Mountain View, California
job type: Contract
salary: $35 - 45 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
  • User study moderation
  • Administer questionnaires and surveys
  • Literature reviews
  • Lab setup & management
  • Liaise with participant recruiting teams and participant onboarding
  • Note taking and data capture
  • Highlight-video creation
  • Qualitative data analysis/synthesis
  • Basic user testing analyses
  • Draft findings, recommendations, and reports based on user research
  • Advocate research findings to diverse audiences through written and oral presentations.
Top 3 Daily Responsibilities:

 
qualifications:
  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 3 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
 
skills:
  • Ux
  • UI/UX

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

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