Research Assistant (Psychophysics)

Redmond, WA
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Corey King

Job Description:


  • Conduct and assist in primary research efforts to uncover visual perception phenomenon that arise from the use of our prototypes and products. 
  • Conduct psychophysical research, primarily in-lab empirical studies. 
  • User study  moderation, and execution of behavioral & psychophysical experiments. 
  • Assist in the derivation of subjective questions. 
  • Assist in the implementation of psychophysical test protocols. 
  • Lab setup & management. 
  • Liaise with participant recruiting teams and participant onboarding. 
  • Note taking, and data capture. 
  • Data preparation, coding, and analysis. 
  • Draft findings, and reports based on the research. 
  • Advocate research findings to diverse audiences through written and oral presentations. 
  • Collaborate with Research Science staff on the preparation of test protocols, lab set up, and data analysis. 
  • Require support to help stand up several experimental lab settings to help with peak period of planning for summer internship projects. 


  • Experience with one or more of the following methods: psychophysics, quantitative behavioral experiments. 
  • Experience with Matlab, and/or Python for experiment creation.
  • Require support to help stand up several experimental lab settings to help with peak period of planning for summer internship projects.
  • Requires knowledge of psychophysics, vision science to ensure support of lab build and experiment quality.

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

Why work with AQUENT? Check out our awesome benefits: https://aquent.com/find-work/talent-benefits

Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.