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Freelance UX Researcher

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One of the biggest global social media brands are looking for a freelance UX Researcher to join them in their London office for 6 months starting in January 2017.

They have a diverse and collaborative team of researchers who work directly with product design to make the best social platform for their billions of users. Their work ranges from formative to evaluative, ethnography to usability. For this position, they are looking for a range from qualitative specialists to methodological generalists, with broad skills in qualitative and design research methods and an understanding of quantitative concepts.

The right candidates will be excellent communicators, knowledgeable about UI design, passionate about social computing, comfortable in a flat, fast moving environment and excited to collaborate..

Responsibilities include:
- Work closely with product teams to identify research topics;
- Design studies that address both user behaviour and attitudes;
- Generate insights that both fuel ideation and evaluate designs;
- Conduct research using a wide variety of qualitative methods and a subset of quantitative methods, such as surveys;
- Work cross-functionally with design, product management, content strategy, engineering and marketing;
- Communicate results and illustrate suggestions in compelling and creative ways.

Skills and experience:
- BA/BS degree in marketing, or a human behaviour related field (HCI, Psychology, Social Science, Information Science, etc.);
- MA / PhD preferred. 3+ years experience in applied product research,
- Command of a broad set of qualitative and user-centered design methods;
- Basic understanding of quantitative, behavioural analysis and statistical concepts;
- Ability to ask, as well as answer, meaningful and impactful questions;
- Compelling communication.

If you tick these boxes, please send your CV and UX portfolio/ case studies through to Holly at Aquent.

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