Qualitative UX Researcher

New York, NY
Job Terms:

Job Description:

Overall Responsibilities:
This is a qualitative user research role to supplement our full-time researchers with support on ongoing research efforts as well as planning and conducting independent user research studies. 

On-site at Aquent's client in New York for 4+ months; a Fortune 500 multi-national company. 

Top 3 Daily Responsibilities:
- Conduct independent research on multiple aspects of products and experiences. 
- Collect and analyze user behavior through lab studies, field visits, ethnography, surveys, benchmark studies. 
- Understand and incorporate complex technical and business requirements into research. 
- Advocate research findings to diverse audiences through written reports and in-person presentations. 

Required Skills/Qualifications: 
- BA/BS in Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science, Experimental Psychology, Anthropology, Information Science or related field or equivalent practical experience. 
- 1-2 years of work experience in an applied research setting. 

Nice to Have Skills/Qualifications or Not Required:

- Experience integrating user research into product designs and design practices. 
- Strong understanding of the strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply them during the product development process. 
- Effective interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills.