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UX Researcher

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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 Researcher for a 12–month assignment.

As a User Experience Researcher, you'll design and conduct research activities that inform the development of innovative, best-of-breed products. You have excellent analytical and communication skills, are diligent, detail-oriented, and can work fairly independently.

Top Responsibilities:
1. User research planning and preparation
2. Assist with participant recruiting and scheduling
3. Conduct, and analyze qualitative user research: in-lab and remote usability sessions and other methods

Additional Responsibilities:
Administer and analyze happiness tracking and other consumer surveys
Draft findings, recommendations, and reports based on user research
Create highlight videos/screenshots

Required Qualifications:
BA/BS in Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science, Experimental Psychology, Anthropology, Information Science or equivalent practical experience in other field emphasizing human behavior
2+ years experience conducting qualitative in-lab and remote research
Experience with survey design and analysis (descriptive statistics only)
Detail oriented and ability to work independently on a variety of tasks
Strong oral and written communication skills
Can independently prioritize time between multiple projects, and be flexible by adapting to changing schedules and different projects
Experience working on cross-functional teams

Nice to Haves:
MA/MS or PhD in a user-centered research field
Research experience in consumer or business facing digital products
4+ years experience conducting qualitative in-lab and remote research, including experience integrating research into product designs
Experience conducting mobile research with Android smartphones & tablets
Experience using basic graphic and video editing tools (iMovie, Camtasia)
Working knowledge of quantitative research and principles of experimental design

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