User Experience (UX) Research Assistant III

Mountain View, CA
Mar 29, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Research & Development
Institution Type
Outside Academe

Job Description

Job Description:


User Experience (UX) Research Assistant III

Tentative timeframe is 11/16/2015 - 05/15/2016


We follow a simple but vital premise in the User Experience group: "Focus on the user and all else will follow." We're passionately interested in our users and strive to learn everything we can about their goals and needs, attitudes and emotions to help define the products and experiences we create.

The User Experience team is a critical driving force behind gathering these insights and then using them to inspire and inform design. We are a multi-disciplinary team of interaction designers, visual designers, user researchers and copywriters and web developers who collaborate closely with each other and with Engineering and Product Management to create innovative, usable, beautiful products that people love to use.

The role: User Experience Research Assistant
As a Research Assistant, you'll have the opportunity to support our 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.

  • Assisting with user testing preparation activities.
  • Observing/running usability testing sessions, and taking notes.
  • Analyzing and interpreting both qualitative and quantitative data.

  • M.A./M.S. (in progress or completed) in Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, HCI/Computer Science, or other field emphasizing human behavior.
  • 1-2 years of experience as Research Assistant.
  • Experience or background conducting mobile research.
  • Experience and with statistics and experimental design.
  • Interest in general research and/or user research methods.
  • 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 Qualifications:
  • PhD (in progress or completed) in Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, HCI/Computer Science, or other field emphasizing human behavior.
  • 3+ years of experience as a Research Assistant or User Researcher.
  • Quantitative and statistical analysis skills.


Mountain View, CA 94043


Monday - Friday (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Company Description
Akorbi offers multilingual business solutions in more than 170 languages to some of the largest companies in the world. The company offers a full range of language, localization and global marketing solutions, including: professional staffing, translation, interpretation, multilingual call centers, business process outsourcing, sign language interpretation, alternate formats, transcription, eLearning and eDiscovery. The company holds several certifications including ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2003, EN 15038:2006 and M/WBE Certification.

Mountain View, CA


Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:58:54 PDT