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User Experience Research Assistant

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This UX team at this very popular company (known best for streaming video) is currently hiring a Research Assistant for a short term contract. This role will be working closely with the apps team. User Experience Research Assistant:

This position is based at the company's headquarters in San Bruno, CA. As a UX Research Assistant, 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.

Responsibilities:
* Assisting with user testing preparation activities.
* Observing/running usability testing sessions, and taking notes.
* Administering questionnaires, surveys, and interviews.
* Assisting with research activities for children and families.
* Analyzing and interpreting both qualitative and quantitative data.
* Creating findings and recommendation reports from user studies.
* Creating highlight videos/screenshots.

Requirements:
* M.A./M.S. (in progress or completed) in Technical Communication, Cognitive Psychology, HCI/Computer Science, or other field emphasizing human behavior
* 1 year minimum experience in general research and/or user research methods
* Excellent observation and note-taking skills
* Detailed 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

Preferred requirements:
* Technical aptitude, familiarity with basic graphic and video editing tools
*Experience conducting research with young children and families is a plus.

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