UX Research Associate

  • location: San Francisco, CA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $46 - $66 per hour

job description

UX Research Associate

job summary:
Position Description

Material Design is a design system backed by code that works in a cohesive manner across different development platforms. The design system underpins all of Google's flagship products internally and is available to the design and development community as open source code https://material.io. Material Design is by design leaders such as John Maeda https://design.google/library/john-maeda-interview-new-design-religion/ and adopted globally by design and development teams in anything from a small business multinational enterprises as a way to accelerate their design progress and raise the quality of their delivered products.


  • Familiarity with planning and conducting a wide range of research design and practical work.
  • strong understanding of strengths and shortcomings of different research methods and tools.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • The ability work in a very fast-paced environment.
  • Effective communication through written reports and oral presentations.

You will need Critical thinking in human behavioral analysis normally evidenced by Master's degree level or equivalent on a human centered research course, for example HCI, Psychology, Human Factors, Social Psychology, Anthropology Familiarity with experimental design basics, including setup, understanding and explaining trade-offs of method, understanding populations and sampling, familiarity with issues of validity, bias, and the ability to construct or critique possible experimental setups A track record of decision-making based on using a variety of practical techniques in a successful software-product development environment. Including responsibility for designing and facilitating goal directed and task directed usability assessments of software interactions on a range of different software platforms (iOS, Android, Web) Excellent communication skills illustrated through participant management, interview planning and management, workshop facilitation using focus group techniques and translation of findings into impactful design stories. Ability to construct, deploy and analyze surveys that have high quality structure, content and question structure. Demonstrable experience analyzing, synthesizing and distilling insights from both quantitative and qualitative data sources. A portfolio that illustrates your communication and research skills. YOE: 5 years


You will impress the interviewers if you have capabilities consistent with: Large scale data collection and analysis (e.g., collecting data from online communities, scraping social networking sites, crawling websites for landscape analyses, etc). Automated processing of visual data (e.g., experience with automated image classification, OpenCV, etc). Social network analysis (e.g., mapping networks of resource usage). Visualization, especially of information rich sets of data. Research instrument or prototype development skills Experience of research with target users that include Software Developers and User Experience Designers Bachelor's degree preferred (In related field)

location: San Francisco, California
job type: Contract
salary: $46 - 66 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
You will work as part of a small cross-functional team including Program Management, Design, Engineers and Research to conduct research collecting and analyzing user behavior with appropriate methods, qualitative and quantitative. You will be working in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment, focussed on establishing and evaluating user needs and expectations.

  • Experience level:
  • Education: Bachelors
  • 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.

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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