Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services•
Less than 5 years
Posted 62 days ago
Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm. Our multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, physicians, and regulatory consultants brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve complicated problems facing corporations, insurers, government entities, associations and individuals. Our approximately 1000 staff members work in 26 offices across the United States and abroad. Exponent has over 800 consultants, including more than 500 that have earned a doctorate in their chosen field of specialization.
Exponent's Human Factors Practice is seeking a Senior User Experience Research Scientist to join the existing and ever-growing team of researchers at Exponent's 6,000-square-foot Phoenix User Research Center (PURC), which houses six labs, many of whichare highly specialized (e.g., optometry lab, motion tracking suite, etc.). This position, which will be located in Phoenix, Arizona, will be responsible for conducting user research studies for major consumer electronics manufacturers and for serving as project manager on a potentially large number of such engagements.
Additional responsibilities will include:
Supporting a range of consulting activities that involve usability and user experience evaluations, including design research, survey design, expert review, usability testing, health and safety studies, psychophysics and threshold detection, motion tracking, eye tracking, workflow studies, and user requirements engineering
Developing client contacts
Working on multi-disciplinary projects
Providing project management, data processing, and other project support
Conducting research to obtain and review third-party technical data, scientific literature, and standards
The ideal candidate for this position combines hands-on experience in UX research in an industrial or corporate setting and a strong basic scientific background in the foundations of cognition, perception, and human decision-making. Candidates should furthermore be comfortable working in a professional engineering and scientific consulting environment, which demands a high degree of self-motivation, dedication, and resilience to stress.
Qualifications for this position include:
Ph.D. in Experimental or Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related basic scientific psychology field
At least two to three years of multiple-study user experience research related to products headed to market or already in the marketplace
Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills
Strong mathematical aptitude and proficiency with statistics
Strong aptitude and proficiency with user research facilitation
Solid foundation in science of cognition, perception, and human decision making
Consummate project management skills and ability to juggle multiple teams concurrently
Diplomatic assertiveness and ability to work with accuracy under pressure and/or tight deadlines without the need for extrinsic motivation or extensive guidance