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Research Assistant

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Aquent's client, a large tech company headquartered in Mountain View, CA, is seeking a Research Assistant for a 6 month assignment at one of their Mountain View locations.

The Research Assistant will work in collaboration with other researchers on the client's team. Your role will be to:
- Assist in creating study test materials.
- Facilitate in-lab testing.
- Utilizing and managing an eye-tracker and eye-tracking data.
- Monitor data collection
- Clean the data
- Analyze the data, determining appropriate data collation and any statistical tests to conduct. - Visualize the data in charts and graphs.
- Determine relevant data for sharing with the team.

Conduct research studies on multiple aspects of users completing tasks online. Collect and analyze user behavior via qualitative and quantitative in-lab studies including eye-tracking. Work with designers, product managers, engineers and research managers to prioritize research opportunities in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. Understand and incorporate complex technical and business requirements into research. Evangelize research findings to diverse audiences through written reports and oral presentations.

Top 3 Daily Responsibilities:
1. Running research studies.
2. Collaborating with colleagues
3. Analyzing study results.

Required Skills:
- BA/BS Degree (No specific field of study)
- Minimum 1-2 years of experience in User Research
- Strong understanding of strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply them during each product phase. - - Good knowledge of the principles of experiment design. Good leadership, communication and teamwork skills. Has ability operate in a very fast-paced environment. A deep desire to apply design toward expanding what's possible and improving the world.
- Prior research experience in an applied setting.
- Analytical mind.
- Experience with different UX research methods: planning, running, analyzing, reporting data.

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