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UX Researcher

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

As a Research Assistant, you'll have the opportunity to support this client's research activities in developing innovative, user friendly, best of breed search products. They are looking for an individual who has excellent communication skills, are diligent, detail oriented, and can work fairly independently. Most of the work will take place during regular business hours, but you will need to work on evenings from time to time. You may be asked to work on Saturdays and make day trips to user study locations outside of the Bay Area on rare occasions.

Top 3 Daily Responsibilities:
1. Assistance in preparing user research activities (working with participant recruiters to schedule study sessions, setting up the usability lab, finalizing study plans).
2. Observing and running usability testing sessions and interviews.
3. Administering questionnaires, surveys, and interviews.

Overall Responsibilities:
● Taking notes during user study sessions.
● Analyzing qualitative & quantitative data.
● Communicating findings from the study to the research lead and other stakeholders.
● Assistance in creating reports (including creating graphs, highlight videos, slide decks etc.).
● Analyzing, interpreting and summarizing existing research reports and data.

Requirements:
● B.A./B.S. (completed) or M.A/M.S./Ph.D. (in progress or completed) in Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Psychology, Computer Science, or other field emphasizing human behavior; or in lieu or degree, related work experience or training (e.g. General Assembly)
● Minimum 1 year of work experience as UX researcher in industry
● Knowledge of user experience research methods and when to use which method
● Previous work experience performing usability testing
● Detail­ oriented and ability to work fairly independently on a variety of tasks.
● Strong oral and written communication skills.
● Can prioritize time between multiple projects, and be flexible by adapting to changing schedules and different projects.
● Knowledge of basic statistical concepts

Nice to have:
● Technical aptitude, familiarity with basic graphic and video editing tools.

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