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Research Assistant

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Aquent's client, an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products, is seeking a Research Assistant for a 12–month assignment.
Pay: Up to 27.72/hr.

In this assignment, you'll be working alongside extremely talented Product Managers, User Experience Designers, Researchers, and Engineers to help test out new product feature ideas.

Top 4 Daily Responsibilities:
1. Coordinating with all the researchers (as well as PMs directly as researcher becomes more experienced) to plan out bi-weekly studies
2. Designing and running bi-weekly studies
3. Working with the central recruiting team, and appending extra related work for enterprise
4. Summarizing results from the studies

Other Responsibilities:
- Working with trusted testers and helping to process and understand their feedback
- Coding open-ended HATS responses
- Usability testing for new products and ensuring we're ready for launch
- Track participants whom are approached for various studies, building off the tracking spreadsheet currently in use
- Understand all upcoming studies and “piggy back”, or combine efforts if it makes sense.
- Help facilitate/track ongoing efforts with Legal, Sales, and Research Recruiting to put better long-term systems into place for enterprise studies.
- May involve some collaboration with central UER recruiting team.
- Other duties as assigned.

Requirements
- BA/BS in Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science, Experimental Psychology, Anthropology, Information Science or related field or 4 years of equivalent practical experience
- 2-4 years of work experience in an applied research setting
- 2-4 years of relevant work experience, including experience integrating user research into product designs and design practices.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation and collaboration skills.

Preferred qualifications
- Experience with remote usability testing tools, such as Keynote or UserZoom.
- Strong understanding of strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply them during each product phase.

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