Research Assistant

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Position: Research Assistant

Location: Sunnyvale

Duration: 6+ month contract, potential to extend

Pay: $35/hour


Our client is searching for a dedicated Research Assistant to join their team for a 6 month contract position. In this role, you will:

  • Under general direction, performs moderately complex research and experimentation following and suggesting improvements to best practices.
  • Assists with projects and may perform independent research or various clerical and editorial duties; compiles, processes and analyzes data.


Top 3 Daily responsibilities: 

* Assist with user testing preparation activities 

* Assist with data collection activities from a variety of research methods

* Observe usability testing sessions, taking notes, reporting out and providing detailed transcripts for the team on a weekly cadence


Key areas of responsibility

* Moderate studies

* Executes planned experiments in a repeatable manner

* Conducts experiments in the lab

* Conducts experiments in the field

* Provide suggestions to improve current best practices

* Performs other duties as assigned


  • B.S or graduate degree in HCI, psychology, anthropology, human factors or other relevant field
  • Passion for communications and messaging apps
  • Understands basic (user experience) research methods (Qualitative)
  • Skilled at conducting in­-person/ remote interviews
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Comfortable with and skilled at analyzing large qualitative datasets (e.g., interview videos, transcripts, open­-ended survey responses)
  • Understands basic statistical concepts
  • Experience running and analyzing surveys (along with other quantitative methods) is a plus
  • Excellent people skills
  • Flexible working style
  • Strong desire to learn, detail oriented
  • Excited to work in a fast­-paced team environment 
  • Can work independently and be flexible by adapting to changing schedules and different projects 

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