UX Researcher Intern, Privacy & Data Use at Facebook
Menlo Park, CA, US
We are looking for candidates who will help elevate the practice of research with creative but rigorous qualitative, quantitative, and/or design research methods. The right candidate will be an effective communicator, passionate about understanding people, curious about the relationship between data, technology and society, comfortable in a flat, fast-moving organization, and a great collaborator. You will support the Privacy & Data Use team which is composed of experts in product and policy, working cross-functionally to address privacy and data use challenges at scale by implementing privacy principles, processes and tools across the company. You will play a pivotal part in a growing cross-functional organization tackling some of the hardest problems in the privacy space.

UX RESEARCHER INTERN, PRIVACY & DATA USE RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Orchestrate strategic visioning and analytical activity, moving between macro trends and micro trends in privacy and data use, and developing substantiated point of views
  • Work closely with product teams, as well as other researchers, to identify important research questions
  • Act as a thought leader in research, while advocating for people who use our products
  • Generate insights that shape how product teams think about medium and long-term product strategy
  • Design and execute studies that address both user behavior and attitudes, using the right methodology for the right questions
  • Work cross-functionally with design, product management, data science, content strategy, engineering, and marke
  • Communicate insights in creative and compelling ways
  • Identify opportunities to constantly improve the quality of thinking applied to privacy and data use insights
  • Comfort with utilizing data to define and support hypotheses
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • In process of obtaining a PhD or Masters in a human behavior-related field, such as Human-Computer Interaction, Psychology, Sociology, Communication, Anthropology, Information Science, Computer Science, or Political Science
  • Experience conducting research
  • Knowledge of research methods in at least one subset of methods (e.g., survey design and quantitative data analysis, ethnography) - qualitative and/or quantitative research
  • Experience conveying research findings and implications to audiences
  • Analytical, project management, and problem-solving experience
  • Experience with autonomy and independent decision making to weigh tradeoffs and balance demands
  • Experience mentoring other researchers and maintain our team's standard of work
  • Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience with research regarding privacy and/or data use
  • Experience publishing academic research on privacy and/or data use
  • Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship/co-op
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