#137628

Researcher

Location:
Menlo Park, CA
Job Terms:
Temporary
Salary:
DOE
Start date:
09/17/2018
posted by:
Jennifer Richey
Date:
09/05/2018

Job Description:

Duties:

  • Design and conduct user studies related to HCI (human computer interaction), hardware, and software. 
  • Design experiments to verify hypotheses. 
  • Collect and analyze data from user studies. 
  • Write scripts and software programs to sequence the user study. 
  • Communicate results to stakeholders and write research reports. 
  • Recruit participants, set up hardware, test human participants, and collect surveys.
  • Infer results and formulate new ideas with the team.
  • Rapidly mockup test conditions and run pilot test of use cases.

Skills:

  • Expertise in solving hard problems in perceptual and cognition sciences.
  • Ability to design experiments for human participants.
  • Proven track record of achieving significant results, including top-tier, first-authored journal publications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with cross-group and cross-culture collaboration.

Education:

  • Bachelor degree, and current enrollment in a PhD program in Human Computer Interaction or Computer Science 
  • Languages:English Read Write Speak

Client Description:

This TOP social media company, headquartered in Menlo Park, CA, was built to help people connect and share. Over the last decade their tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate. With over two billion people using the service and more than fifty offices around the globe, a career at this company offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization.

Working here, you’ll:

  • Be part of their mission of community building
  • Work on the most visible apps and services in the social media industry  
  • Work in an Agile environment, in constant iteration and problem solving mode
  • Take part in global internal conversations that are happening with stakeholders, wherever they may be located, who are the best at what they do

Additionally, check out all you’d have at your fingertips:

Paid Time Off:

  • Freelancers are eligible to accrue up to 15 days of PTO per 12-month period.  Accrual begins on your first day of assignment thereafter. Non-exempt workers (hourly) accrue 1 hour of PTO for every 16.67 hours. Accrued PTO can be used after your 91st day on assignment. PTO can be used for holidays, personal time off, vacation, and sick time.

Transportation:

  • Transportation to and from San Francisco/Oakland to their campus in Menlo Park CA.
  • Communal beach cruisers are parked everywhere, making it easy to get across the 57 acre, 11 building campus.
  • Bike Repair Shop.

Eats:  

  • Meals are provided (and we’re not talking about a small cafeteria)! It is like Disneyland with all of the amazing options you have available. You will never get bored with all of the restaurants you have to choose from.

Roof Deck:

  • The football field-sized grass roof deck is available for you to use at your leisure! With beautiful views and tons of space, it is great place to relax and enjoy your lunch every day.