UX Research Assistant

Mountain View, CA
Job Terms:
up to $42.90/hour
Start date:
posted by:
Ryan Stipes

Job Description:

In this assignment, as a Research Assistant at Aquent's client, you'll have the opportunity to support 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.

Top 3 Daily Responsibilities:
1. Conduct qualitative user research, primarily in-lab usability sessions.
2. Analyze and interpret both qualitative and quantitative data.
3. Draft findings, recommendations, and reports based on user research.

Additional Responsibilities:
*Administer questionnaires and surveys.
*Assist other user researchers with various user research preparation activities.
*Assist quantitative user researchers with data cleaning and manipulating data.

Minimum Requirements:
- BA degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, or other field emphasizing human behavior
- 6 mo - 1 year experience in a UX Research Assistant position that included conducting in-person lab-based usability research
- Interest in general research and/or user research methods
- Can work independently and prioritize time between multiple projects, and be flexible by adapting to changing schedules and different projects
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Technical aptitude, familiarity with basic graphic and video editing tools
- Google Slides, sheets and docs experience

Nice to have Skills:
- M.A./M.S.
- Experience or background conducting smartphone research
- Some familiarity with scripting or query languages (SQL, R, Perl, etc)
- Familiarity with Android smartphones & tablets preferred
- Understanding of experimental design and descriptive statistics preferred                                                                           

Client Description:

Aquent's client is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products.

WORKING WITH AQUENT: long-term assignments with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:
- You're paid weekly
- Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)
- Access to Fidelity 401(k)
- Access to FSA Program
- Direct deposit for your pay check
- Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)
- Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/
- Access to free online courses via Lynda.com
- Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)





***Background check is required for this position.***

***Please ensure FULL LEGAL NAME is noted on resume along with a PORTFOLIO LINK if applicable.***

*** Start date is flexible.  Assignment will start when right candidate is identified.***