Experienced Games User Researcher (Brighton, UK)

We’re seeking experienced Games User Researchers to join our research team in Brighton, UK. You’ll be leading research projects, designing new methodologies to answer developers’ needs, and sharing your experience with our staff. By helping us deliver incredible research to studios you’ll be taking a leading role in the national and international growth of Player Research, as part of the Keywords Studios family.

Job title: Games User Researcher

Hiring deadline: *Applications closed*

Location: Brighton, UK

Salary: Competitive, aligned with experience

Reports to: Studio Head

Player Research are the world’s leading independent video games user research and playtesting studio. We provide award-winning research services to the video games industry across the globe, including expert playtesting, usability reviews, play diaries and so much more. As a part of the Keywords Studios family we’re excited to be growing our team in Brighton and to additional regions globally, sharing our passion for accessible and actionable games UX research.

We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion (or lack thereof), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, parental status, or disability. Player Research don’t simply accept difference — we actively celebrate and support it for the benefit of our job applicants, our employees, our services, and our community.

Make sure you check our top reasons to work at Player Research!


As a Senior Games User Researcher you’ll be leading research projects, mainly conducted in teams of 2 or 3 Researchers. You’ll work with a wide-range of studios to design whole-cycle research plans, manage research programs, and execute world-leading games user research.

Our wide range of formalised research services span the entirety of development

Be part of our growth and success by leading methodology development, process improvement, team management, and outreach to both new clients and the games user research community at large.

With Player Research you’ll become a trusted consultant to game development companies, bringing games user research knowledge to creative teams all over the world. You’ll be solving key creative challenges, informing iteration, and educating developers on the power of insight into players and play.

The Keywords family affords collaboration with game analytics, co-development, a network of global beta testers, and expertise in all aspects of game development; the best place for opportunities to do your very best work.

Research design, execution and management for a wide range of client studios

Teaching, training and growing our UK team

You will contribute to the development of new games user research methodologies, tools and services

Applying your experience to find ways for Player Research to be better in everything we do

Defining bespoke research plans to best answer your clients’ needs, using a broad range of research methods

Write, speak, present and educate others on the importance of games user research

Anything else you feel you can contribute to professional growth of both yourself and Player Research in our supportive work environment



Three or more years experience in leading user research for video games, interactive media, or similar

Experience in owning research plans and research execution

Boundless interest in progressing the field of games user research methods, deliverables and education


Experience in training and/or teaching others


Please submit your CV and covering letter outlining your interest in working with Player Research to [email protected]Questions about the position can be directed to us in confidence via the same address.

Stand out and be passionate. Good luck.

Hiring deadline: *Applications closed*

Player Research are also seeking Games User Researchers at varying seniorities in Montreal and Brighton. Questions about the position can be directed to us in confidence via  [email protected]


Player Research is strongly committed to protecting your personal information. By sending your CV/Resume, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions and consent to your data being managed and retained in accordance with our data privacy and retention policy.