Research Assistant

Burlingame, CA

Onsite  -  IT - No Classification  -  Contract  -  Job ID: 24-08007


Inspyr Solutions is dedicated to connecting YOU to highly sought-after opportunities. Our client is a well-known Fortune 500 company in the technology industry and is looking for a motivated Research Assistant to join their team. This position will play a crucial role in exploring, innovating, and designing novel user interfaces for the next generation of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences. The Research Assistant will work closely with a diverse and interdisciplinary team of researchers and engineers, and will have access to cutting-edge technology, resources, and testing facilities.


  • Conduct experiments from beginning to end, including recruiting and scheduling participants, obtaining informed consent, instructing participants through study procedures, running study procedures, monitoring participant and system behavior, debriefing participants, and ensuring data is uploaded correctly.
  • Plan and schedule research studies, including facility and equipment needs.
  • Communicate with the research team about progress, potential delays, or other study issues.
  • Work with research and operations partners to stage, set up, and maintain lab environments.
  • Coordinate with partners on research study approvals, protocol refinement, IRB approvals, extensions, and other reviews.
  • Troubleshoot and work with hardware and software prototype systems used for data collection.
  • Collaborate with research teams on iterative improvements of prototype systems.
  • Support early experimental design with feedback and literature reviews on a wide field of topics.


  • Bachelor's degree in psychology (e.g., neuroscience), cognitive science (e.g., artificial intelligence), computer science (e.g., human-computer interaction), engineering (e.g., human-factors), or a closely-related research area.
  • Strong written communication and time management skills.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working in a research environment involving human subjects.


A list of bonus qualifications that would make you a star candidate:

  • Advanced degree (Masters)
  • Experience collecting user interaction data, working with related technical equipment (e.g., inertial sensing with IMUs, optical sensing, EMG), and ensuring data quality.
  • Experience analyzing data and/or designing research protocols.
  • Experience debugging prototype hardware and software or specialty instrumentation for collecting physiological data.
  • Familiarity with programming or scripting (e.g., Python, terminal, etc.), or software development.

Our benefits package includes: 

  • Comprehensive medical benefits
  • Competitive pay
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • …and much more!

About INSPYR Solutions

Technology is our focus and quality is our commitment. As a national expert in delivering flexible technology and talent solutions, we strategically align industry and technical expertise with our clients' business objectives and cultural needs. Our solutions are tailored to each client and include a wide variety of professional services, project, and talent solutions. By always striving for excellence and focusing on the human aspect of our business, we work seamlessly with our talent and clients to match the right solutions to the right opportunities. Learn more about us at

INSPYR Solutions provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, INSPYR Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.



Burlingame, CA