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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, is seeking a UX Research Assistant for a 12–month assignment.

Project Overview:
As a Research Assistant, you'll have the opportunity to support our 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.

Overall Responsibilities:
Assisting with user research preparation activities.
Drafting findings, recommendations, and reports based on user research.
Creating highlight videos/screenshots.

Top 3 daily responsibilities:
Preparing for and conducting usability research sessions.
Administering questionnaires, surveys, and interviews.
Analyzing and interpreting both qualitative and quantitative data.

Required skills:
BA/BS in Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, or other field emphasizing human behavior
At least 6 months experience in conducting in-person lab-based usability research
Experience or background conducting e-commerce research is preferred
Interest in general research and/or user research methods
Detail oriented and ability to work independently on a variety of tasks
Strong oral and written communication skills
Can work independently and 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
Familiarity with Google-enabled hardware (e.g. Nexus phones, Chromecast) preferred
Familiarity with Google Apps

Nice to have:
M.A./M.S. (in progress or completed) in Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, or other field emphasizing human behavior

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