Researcher I

  • location: New York, NY
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $30 - $45 per hour

job description

Researcher I

job summary:
Position Description

Conduct independent research on multiple aspects of how users engage with novel products and experiences. Collect and analyze user behavior via quantitative methods, benchmark studies, lab studies and surveys. Work with designers, product managers, engineers and research managers to prioritize research opportunities in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. Understand and incorporate complex technical and business requirements into research. Evangelize research findings to diverse audiences through written reports and oral presentations. Requirements: strong understanding of strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply them during each product phase. Excellent working knowledge of statistics and the principles of experiment design. Excellent leadership, communication and teamwork skills. he ability operate in a very fast-paced environment. A deep desire to apply design toward expanding what's possible and improving the world.

Key areas of responsibility (training provided)

  • 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
Skill/Experience/Education

Mandatory

  • B.S or graduate degree in HCI, psychology, anthropology, human factors or other relevant field
 
location: New York, New York
job type: Contract
salary: $30 - 45 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
  • 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)
 
qualifications:
  • Experience level:
  • Education: Bachelors
 
skills:
  • Research & Development

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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