Researcher

  • Location
    Mountain View, California
  • Job type
    Contract/Temporary

Job title: Administrative Business Partner

Location: Mountain View, CA

Estimated length: 6 months


Project Overview: 

 Our client “World’s Largest Search Engine” is offering you exciting opportunities to support one of the team’s projects is to build out a team and process for innovating on design solutions based on these cross-product user insights. The roles we are hiring are UX research assistants to work closely with a team of UX research, design, and engineering to conduct rapid prototyping and evaluation of new design concepts. 


Overall Responsibilities: 

  • Support UX design innovation by conducting research to understand the design landscape for each design topic, summarizing existing research when possible. 
  • Help frame and scope design challenges by synthesizing existing research on the topic. 
  • Develop both qualitative and quantitative method(s) for evaluating new design and interactive prototype concepts.
  • Analyze data and report back to the team. 
  • Build research narratives/reports to communicate concepts and findings. 
  • Each topic lasts about 3 weeks. 

Three Daily Responsibility:

  • Conduct competitive analysis, design audits, and literature reviews to ground design explorations. Collaborate closely with designers and engineers to scope problem space and brainstorm ideas. 
  • Develop and execute on effective research methods for evaluating new concepts and interactive prototypes. 
  • Create clear research narratives/presentations to communicate findings for cross-functional audiences.

Required Skills: 

  • B.A./B.S. (completed) or M.A/M.S./Ph.D. (in progress or completed) in HCI/Computer Science, Applied Statistics, Cognitive Science, Experimental Psychology, Information Science or other fields emphasizing applied data analysis 
  • 3-5 years experience and confidence with qualitative and quantitative UX research methods. 
  • 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. 
  • The ability operate in a very fast-paced environment. 
  • Detail-oriented and ability to work independently on a variety of tasks. 
  • Strong oral, written, and visual communication skills. 
  • Able to provide a sample of a research presentation. 

Nice to Have Skills/Not Required: 

  • Fluency in a programming language commonly used for data manipulation and data visualization (Any spreadsheets program, Matlab, R, Python). 
  • Interest in data visualization, research communications, and storytelling. 
  • Appreciation and interest in UI visual and interactive design work.

 

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