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[Pivot] Research Assistant II

  • Assist principal investigator with experiments involving human subjects.
  • Stage and set up equipment for the study. Study set-up may involve engaging with engineering, external equipment vendors, internal and external safety evaluators, and the research study team to ensure the equipment is set up properly;
  • Conduct the study. This includes any or all of the following: screening participants, obtaining participant consent, assuring the privacy and confidentiality of participants and their data, instructing study participants and guiding them through study procedures, running the study procedures, collecting the data per study design, formatting and annotating the data, and creating basic reports regarding the data. The RAs are expected to follow procedures related to maintaining confidential information and handling of confidential data.
  • Study support services. Support research and development in various areas including data collection, onsite handling, tracking of participant compensation and tracking of equipment and procedures;
  • RAs may assist the study project manager and external recruiting services in participant recruiting and scheduling activities; and RAs may pilot experiments, make observations, and give feedback to the Facebook Technologies study team to optimize study procedures.
  • Collect and analyze study data
  • Writing and submitting IRB docs
  • RAs may research technologies and equipment that can facilitate experiments
  • RAs may help with experimental design and provide useful feedback prior to studies
  • RAs may summarize literature reviews
  • Assist URS team in new RA1 onboarding. Duties include RA shadowing and serving as POC for questions about standard RA tasks, software and tools.
  • Assist URS team in new RA1 training on research apparatuses.


  • 3+ years Experience running behavioral experiments and collecting data
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and personal management skills

Nice to have

  • Experience analyzing data and/or designing research protocols
  • 4 year degree

Nice to have

  • Advanced degree
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