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UX Research Assistant

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Aquent's client, an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products headquartered in Mountain View, CA, is seeking a UX Research Assistant for a 12–month assignment.

As a Research Assistant in this position, you'll have the opportunity to support research activities in developing innovative, user-friendly, best-of-breed products. We are looking for individuals who have excellent communication skills, are diligent, detail-oriented, and can work fairly independently.

Top Responsibilities:
1. Assistance in preparing user research activities (setting up the usability lab, helping with logistics for large research projects, etc.).
2. Observing and running usability testing sessions and interviews.
3. Administering questionnaires and surveys.
4. Taking notes during user study sessions.

Responsibilities:
- Analyzing qualitative & quantitative data.
- Communicating findings from studies to the research lead and product teams.
- Create written and visual reports (including creating graphs, highlight videos, slide decks etc.)
- Analyzing, interpreting and summarizing existing research reports on the Kids and Tech ecosystem.
- Help build the kids and family research vertical.

Requirements:
- B.A./B.S. (completed) or M.A/M.S./Ph.D. (in progress or completed) in Human Factors, Social Sciences, HCI, Computer Science, Product Design, or other field emphasizing human behavior; or in lieu of degree, some related work experience.
- 1-2 years of industry experience as a Research Assistant
- Detail-oriented and ability to work fairly independently on a variety of tasks.
- Interest in building/advancing a career in user experience research.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Can prioritize time between multiple projects, and be flexible by adapting to changing schedules and different projects.
- Technical aptitude, familiarity with basic graphic and video editing tools preferred.
- Knowledge of basic statistical concepts preferred.

Nice to haves:
- OK with flexible working hours

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