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UX Research Assistant

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In this assignment with Aquent's client, the key responsibilities of the UX Research Assistant will be to support UX Research and work in close collaboration with other UX, Product and Engineering roles. The role will involve user research planning, customer-facing research execution, data evaluation and communication of key user insights and product opportunities. You will be required to utilize a variety of UX methodologies across a number of complex and technical product areas.

Top Responsibilities:
1. Work closely with research, design and product management to understand needs for research and develop detailed research plans
2. Execute usability studies either in UX labs or remotely, analyze data and create reports.
3. Evangelize research findings to diverse audiences through written reports and oral presentations

Required Skills:

  • M.A./M.S. in Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, HCI/Computer Science, or other field emphasizing human behavior, research or related program
  • 2-3 years of relevant work/academic experience, including experience integrating user research into design and product development lifecycle
  • Proficiency with several user research methodologies (quantitative and qualitative) and strong analytic skills
  • Demonstration of a strong understanding and application of user experience design principles and best practices
  • Strong understanding of strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, with a specific understanding of iterative design and usability testing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills
  • Can work independently and prioritize time between multiple projects, and be flexible by adapting to changing schedules and different projects
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and deliver high-quality work on schedule
  • Eager to develop professionally


Nice to Have Skills/Not Required:

  • Technical aptitude and familiarity with the API and developer space
  • Familiarity with basic graphic and video editing tools preferred                                                                           

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