Research Assistant Application

Would you like to help our playtests run smoothly?

Player Research sustains a small group of ‘Research Assistants’ for occasional paid part-time work, helping us with the practicalities of setting up playtests with groups of up to 24 people at a time, here in Brighton, UK.

Being a Research Assistant typically includes overseeing groups of players, answering any questions, ensuring they are stopped to complete surveys at specific time points, and making them comfortable. You may also be responsible for some note-taking during playtester interviews and/or in-game behaviour, and/or helping us interview participants over the telephone.

We normally contact Research Assistants about 1-to-3 weeks in advance of a playtest to ask for their availability. It usually involves between two and six days of paid work.

We’re looking for people who care about games — ideally with an interest in games user research. It’s a bonus if you can show you’re interested in things like human-computer interaction, psychology, anthropology, game design or product design. You must have an existing right to work in the United Kingdom. Being a Research Assistant is a great first-step for people who would like to pursue a career in user experience research in the games industry.

Please complete the form below, and we’ll be in touch.

We are not accepting applications from agencies at this time.