UX Research Assistant

Randstad - 25 days ago
Mountain View, United States
job summary:
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, and writers who collaborate closely with each other and with Engineering and Product Management to create innovative, usable, great-looking products that people love to use.

location: Mountain View, California
job type: Contract
salary: $41 - 44 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
  • As a Research Assistant on the Android team, you'll have the opportunity to support our research activities in developing innovative, user-friendly, mobile products.
  • We are looking for individuals who have excellent communication skills, are diligent, detail-oriented, and can work fairly independently.
  • Conduct qualitative user research, primarily in-lab usability sessions.
  • Administer questionnaires and surveys.
  • Analyze and interpret both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Draft findings, recommendations, and reports based on user research.
  • Assist other user researchers with various user research preparation activities.
  • Assist quantitative user researchers with data cleaning and manipulating data. 
    • BA/BS in Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, or other field emphasizing human behavior
    • At least 6 months experience in conducting in-person lab-based usability research
    • Experience or background conducting mobile research is preferred
    • Interest in general research and/or user research methods
    • Detail oriented and ability to work independently on a variety of tasks
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Can work independently and prioritize time between multiple projects, and be flexible by adapting to changing schedules and different projects 
      • M.A./M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, or other field emphasizing human behavior
      • Technical aptitude, familiarity with basic graphic and video editing tools preferred
      • Familiarity with Android smartphones & tablets preferred
      • Some familiarity with scripting or query languages (SQL, R, Perl, etc) preferred
      • Understanding of experimental design and descriptive statistics preferred
        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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