UX Researcher

Synergis Creative

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Title: UX Researcher

Location: Mountain View

Duration: 12 months

Position Description:

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

·      Collect and analyze user behavior via quantitative methods, benchmark studies, lab studies and surveys

·      Work with designers, product managers, engineers and research managers to prioritize research opportunities in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment

·      Understand and incorporate complex technical and business requirements into research

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

 

Requirements:

·      Strong understanding of strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply them during each product phase

·      Excellent working knowledge of statistics and the principles of experiment design

·      Excellent leadership, communication and teamwork skills

·      The ability operate in a very fast-paced environment

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

 

Skill/Experience/Education

·      M.A./M.S./PhD. (in progress or completed) in Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, HCI/Computer Science, Sociology, Anthropology, or other field emphasizing human behavior, OR 2 years of applied experience with qualitative research methodology, including user interviews, usability evaluation, and concept evaluation

·      Excellent communication and collaboration skills

·      Be diligent, detail-oriented, and can work independently

·      Can adapt to changing schedules and priorities.

·      Basic survey writing skills and ability to analyze data into reports

·      Experience conducting exploratory qualitative research in the early stages of product development or service design

·      Demonstrated understanding of the strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply them during the product development process

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