To apply, please contact Michael Harding at firstname.lastname@example.org
User Experience Researcher - Contract
The Microsoft Hardware team is looking for an experienced (minimum of 2-3 yrs of work) User Researcher to join us on a contract basis. For this position, the person must be comfortable driving projects independently, scoping out research needs, and proposing methodologies to answer research questions. The range of research for this position would include both software and hardware evaluative studies that would involve content that is in the early stages of development (i.e. Prototypes) all the way up to final product. Experience executing product benchmark studies and comparison studies is highly desired.
In addition to executing research we are also looking for a candidate who can be a strong customer advocate for any product or area they are assigned to, and also have an ability to work well with others (and influence others). Being able to create compelling visual presentations to communicate results would be a plus, as well as the ability to synthesize research findings into best practices, and guidelines documents.
An understanding in ergonomics, comfort and hardware usability would be ideal, but not required. An advanced degree in Human Factors, Psychology, HCI, Ergonomics etc. is strongly recommended.
•- Length of the contract: 6 months at this point.
•- Start date: ASAP – within the next few weeks
•- Level of independence: Fairly independent. You will be working for and alongside a full time MS researcher on a variety of projects.
Please send resume and relevant information to Michael Harding at email@example.com