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User Research Assistant

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We are seeking a User Experience Research Assistant who is a self-starter. You'll have the opportunity to support our research activities in developing innovative, user-friendly, best-of-breed products. You have strong analytical skills, excellent communication skills, and an eye for observing the nuances of human behavior. You are also diligent, detail-oriented, and can work fairly independently. 

Top Daily Responsibilities 
1. Preparing user research activities (working with the recruiters to schedule study sessions, setting up the usability lab etc.) 
2. Planning, observing, and moderating usability testing sessions and interviews 
3. Administering questionnaires, surveys, and interviews 

Additional Responsibilities 
* Taking notes during user study sessions 
* Analyzing qualitative & quantitative data 
* Communicating findings from the study to the research lead and/or broader team 
* Assistance in creating reports (including creating graphs, highlight videos, slide decks etc.) 
* Analyzing, interpreting and summarizing existing research reports. 

Required Skills/Qualifications 
* B.A./B.S. (completed) or M.A./M.S./Ph.D. (in progress or completed) in Human Factors, Psychology, HCI/Computer Science, or other field emphasizing human behavior; or in lieu or degree, some related work experience 
* Interest in general research and user research methods, with 1-3 years of relevant research experience preferred 
* 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 
* Technical aptitude, familiarity with basic graphic and video editing tools preferred 
* Knowledge of basic statistical concepts preferred 
OK with flexible working hours (regular business hours + some evenings and weekends)

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