UX Research Assistant

  • location: San Francisco, CA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $40 - $66 per hour

job description

UX Research Assistant

job summary:
Position Overview:

We are a research and product team in the Google AI Research group (https://ai.google/research/). We humanize Google's advanced R&D programs by connecting real human needs with emerging technologies and turning them into useful, usable, and delightful products. We are looking to hire a UX Research Assistant (UXRA) for a 6 month contract from August 2021 to January 2022. You'll work in close partnership with our UX researchers and with team members from other disciplines like design, UX engineering, and program management. Day to day activities will include supporting UX researchers in the collection and analysis of user data for foundational and evaluative research.

The position can be based in Mountain View or San Francisco, CA, or in Seattle, WA. While initially you will work fully remote, once our offices reopen (planned for September 2021). You may also be occasionally asked to conduct research in other places, and you'll collaborate with team members in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Atlanta, and London.

Top 3 Responsibilities:

  • Conduct foundational research and literature reviews to examine assumptions and lay the groundwork for new products
  • Plan, observe, and moderate concept testing sessions, interviews, and diary studies
  • Coordinate user study logistics (collaborate with participant recruiters, schedule interviews and lab sessions, distribute incentives)
Skill/Experience/Education

Mandatory

  • B.A./B.S. (completed) or M.A/M.S./M.Des./Ph.D. in Human Factors, HCI, Design, Product Development, Psychology, Computer Science, Social Science, or other field emphasizing human behavior.
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience, including integrating user research into product design-e.g., in applied industry or in an innovation/design/product development consultancy (e.g., IDEO, Fjord, frog); particularly relevant prior job titles include UX Researcher or Design Researcher, User-centered Design Strategist, User-centered Product Innovator, Design consultant
  • Experience conducting UX research cross-culturally and/or in emerging markets Prior experience as a contractor at Google is helpful.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills.
  • Experience with a range of qualitative research methods and analysis techniques.
  • Ability to translate research findings into actionable, persuasive insights for the product team.
  • Experience crafting and communicating research findings through appropriate means (e.g., Google Slides, charts in Google Sheets).
  • Detail-oriented; ability to work fairly independently on a variety of tasks. Gets things done: Ability to meet deadlines and deliver high-quality work on schedule.
Desired

  • Graduate degree in Human Factors, HCI, Design, Product Development, Psychology, Computer Science, Anthropology, Social Science, or other field emphasizing human behavior.
 
location: San Francisco, California
job type: Contract
salary: $40 - 66 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
  • Conduct foundational research and literature reviews to examine assumptions and lay the groundwork for new products
  • Plan, observe, and moderate concept testing sessions, interviews, and diary studies
  • Coordinate user study logistics (collaborate with participant recruiters, schedule interviews and lab sessions, distribute incentives)
  • Analyze and interpret both qualitative and quantitative data
  • Synthesize insights and create research reports
  • Communicate findings and recommendations to stakeholders
 
qualifications:
  • Experience level:
  • Education: Bachelors
 
skills:
  • Ux

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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