User Researcher - Contract

Punchcut is looking for a user researcher to join Punchcut’s team of designers and researchers. You should have a strong understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. You have created test plans, screeners, recruited participants, moderated, analyzed and synthesized results. You love creating actionable insights and opportunities and are able to tell the story of the research in a persuasive and engaging manner.

Position Overview:

  • Contract researcher
  • Ethnographic (contextual interviews) researcher
  • Possible quantitative research
  • Work in close collaboration with a small team of researchers and designers


  • Find, analyze and summarize existing research (market trends, technology/analyst reports, academic papers, etc.)
  • Identify key research questions and objectives
  • Create research plans, scripts, screeners and survey questionnaires
  • Plan and develop research activities (card sorting, participatory design, user testing exercises, etc)
  • Moderate contextual interviews
  • Collect, analyze, and synthesize data and findings
  • Generate user insights and opportunities
  • Collaborate with other researchers, designers, and product managers

Bonus Points

  • Creating, planning, executing quantitative studies
  • Interaction or visual design

Why Punchcut?

We are a user interface design company specializing in mobile and convergent experiences across consumer devices. We provide strategy, design and development services – from original user research and usability studies to the complete design and development of custom interfaces. Clients span the industry, and include operators, device manufacturers and leading entertainment brands. Punchcut partners with clients to create solutions that place devices and services in new contexts and empower users at the center of the evolving device ecosystem.
We are looking for smart, energetic people who care about design, and value a good work-life balance. Because of our size and focus everyone shares real impact on the decisions we make. We’re striving to create a different kind of company; one where people are the priority and the future is the focus. We also love the diversity, challenge and satisfaction that come from our projects. From creating a future user experience vision and strategy to assessing the detailed usability of next year’s hottest wearable, Punchcut designs the future. Punchcut also offers a balanced, life-friendly work environment, as well as medical/dental/life/disability insurance, paid time off, sabbatical time, a 401k plan, commuter benefits, and annual device and education allowances. Punchcut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


San Francisco

Employment Type


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