Qualitative UX Researcher, London Intern (Summer 2017)

(London, United Kingdom)

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share, and make the world more open and connected. Through our growing family of apps and services, we’re building a different kind of company that helps billions of people around the world connect and share what matters most to them. Whether we’re creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to make the world more open and accessible. Connecting the world takes every one of us—and we’re just getting started.

Facebook was built to help people connect and share, and over the last decade our tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate with one another. With over a billion people using the service and more than fifty offices around the globe, a career at Facebook offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization.Come join a diverse and collaborative team of researchers who work directly with product design to make the best social platform for Facebook’s billion+ users. Our work ranges from formative to evaluative, ethnography to usability. For this position, we are looking for a range from qualitative specialists to methodological generalists, with broad skills in qualitative and design research methods and an understanding of quantitative concepts. The right candidates will be excellent communicators, knowledgeable about UI design, passionate about social computing, comfortable in a flat, fast moving organization, excited to collaborate, and focused squarely impacting the design of Facebook.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with product teams to identify research topics
  • Design studies that address both user behavior and attitudes
  • Generate insights that both fuel ideation and evaluate designs
  • Conduct research using a wide variety of qualitative methods and a subset of quantitative methods, such as surveys
  • Work cross-functionally with design, product management, content strategy, engineering and marketing
  • Communicate results and illustrate suggestions in compelling and creative ways

Minimum Qualifications

  • Studying a PhD/MA/MS in HCI, Social Computing, Information Science or related social science field with prior related research experience
  • Experience conducting applied product research, and/or focus on directly relevant research topics
  • Command of a broad set of qualitative and user-centered design methods
  • Basic understanding of quantitative, behavioral analysis and statistical concepts
  • Ability to ask, as well as answer, meaningful and impactful questions
  • Compelling communication

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