UX Research Associate

CDI Corporation Mountain View, CA
UX Research Associate

Overall Responsibilities:

* Collect and analyze user behavior via qualitative and quantitative methods, such as benchmark studies, lab studies and surveys.

* Work to support researchers to prioritize research opportunities in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.

* Evangelize research findings to diverse audiences through written reports and oral presentations.

Top 3 Daily Responsibilities:

* Conduct independent research on multiple aspects of how users engage with novel products and experiences

* Partner with research stakeholders to align on needs and perform quick turnaround research to support their product teams

* Share research learnings with team early and often - 2 week turnaround maximum

Required Skills:

* B.A./B.S in Human Factors, Psychology, HCI/Computer Science, or other field emphasizing human behavior

* 3+ years of work experience in user research / related fields.

* 2+ years running usability lab studies with end users.

* Understanding of strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply them during each product phase.

* Detail-oriented and ability to work fairly independently on a variety of tasks.

* Strong oral and written communication skills

* Ability to work quickly to turn around high quality research insights.

* Can prioritize time between multiple projects, and be flexible, adapting to changing schedules and different projects.

* Knowledge of user experience methodologies .

Nice to Have Skills:

* M.A/M.S./Ph.D. in Human Factors, Psychology, HCI/Computer Science, or other field emphasizing human behavior

* Technical aptitude, familiarity with basic graphic and video editing tools preferred.

* Knowledge of basic statistical concepts preferred.

* A deep desire to apply design toward expanding what's possible and improving the world.