job summary: Position Description
- We're seeking a Research Assistant who is a self-starter. 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.
- This position is based in Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters. You may make day trips to user study locations in and around the Bay Area.
- You may be asked to work from other offices, too, as needed.
- Most of the work will take place during regular business hours, but you will need to work early mornings or evenings from time to time, especially given the global nature of our team.
- The position is a contract role with a duration through December 31, 2021.
- Preparing user research activities (working with the recruiters to schedule study sessions, setting up the usability lab, etc.).
- Planning, observing, and moderating usability testing sessions and interviews.
- Administering questionnaires, surveys, and interviews.
- B.A./B.S. (completed) or M.A/M.S. (in progress or completed) in Human Factors, Psychology, HCI, or other field emphasizing human behavior - and/or related work experience.
- Detail-oriented and ability to work fairly independently on a variety of tasks. Interest in the user experience of travel and in 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.
- OK with flexible working hours (some early mornings and/or evenings).
location: Mountain View, California
job type: Contract
salary: $40 - 59 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
- Taking notes during user study sessions. Analyzing qualitative and quantitative data.
- Communicating findings from the study to the research lead. Assistance in creating reports (including creating graphs, highlight videos, slide decks, etc.).
- Analyzing, interpreting, and summarizing existing research reports.
- Experience level:
- Education: Bachelors
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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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