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UX Researcher AR/VR, PhD Internship 2019

Internship at Facebook

UX Researcher AR/VR, PhD Internship 2019

Internship at Facebook

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelInternship
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconApply by 17 Feb, 2019
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 19 Dec, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
  • Visa iconVisa Sponsor
  • CompetitiveCompetitive
InternshipFacebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. 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 empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started. Facebook's Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Social VR research team is seeking innovative interns with a passion for technology and social relationships to help advance the future of human connection. The focus of our roles is on understanding how VR facilitates friendship and community formation.
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. This position is based in our London, UK office.
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
  • Communicate results and illustrate suggestions in compelling and creative ways
  • Research project conceptualization, data collection, analysis, and dissemination Collaboration with and support of other researchers across various disciplines Communication of research agenda, progress and results
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Pursuing a PhD in Computer Science, Social Science (Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, etc.), Human Computer Interaction, or related discipline 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 Currently enrolled in a full-time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship (for final year of graduate program) Experience with virtual reality hardware and systems, or a deep fascination with the technology 2+ years experience with advanced qualitative and/or quantitative research methods Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration

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