AnthroJob of the Week, 2 October 2018

Google has an opening for a Qualitative/Ethnographic Researcher on their People Analytics team (part of Human Resources, or People Operations, as Google calls it) in Mountain View, CA.

“As a Researcher on this team, you’ll be detail-oriented and conscientious, analytical and curious. You will conduct primary research exploring the experiences, motivations, and feedback of Googlers, primarily using interviews, focus groups, and ethnographic methods. Your research will help create useful, usable, and delightful new employee programs.”

Minimum qualifications

MS degree in Sociology, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Human Factors, Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Human-centered Design, or a similar field that uses both quantitative and qualitative research methods and analytical techniques, or equivalent practical experience. Experience with collecting, analyzing, and applying insights from qualitative data, using both inductive and deductive approaches (e.g., grounded theory, case analysis, interviews, focus groups, ethnography, content coding).Experience collaborating on projects involving multiple teams.

How to apply

Applicants must apply online at the Google’s Career website: Applications must include: 1) a resume; and 2) an optional cover letter.


The review of the applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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