User Experience Researcher

Recruiter
EasyWeb NFP
Location
Cambridge
Salary
£36,252 to £40,280 per annum plus benefits
Posted
18 Feb 2019
Closes
01 Mar 2019
Ref
00326338
Contact
Candidate Services
Sector
Education
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
User Experience Researcher 

Our client is the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists and the world’s leading chemistry community and a prestigious not-for-profit publishing and knowledge business, with over 50,000 members advancing excellence in chemistry. 

Position: User Experience Researcher 
Location: Cambridge (Commutable from Alconbury, Bedford, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge North, Cherry Hinton, Chesterton, Ely, Fen Drayton, Fenstanton, Histon & Impington, Hitchin, Huntingdon, Longstanton, Milton, Newmarket, Northstowe, Oakington, Orchard-Park, Royston, Saffron Walden, Somersham, St Ives, St Neots, Stevenage, Swavesey, Waterbeach, Wyton and surrounding areas) 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 35 hour per week 
Salary: £36,252 to £40,280 per annum plus benefits 
Benefits: Excellent contributory pension scheme, generous paid holidays, 35-hour (for full-time staff) working week, learning and career development, subsidised staff restaurant (Cambridge office), staff sports and social club, free private healthcare plan, income protection scheme, critical illness insurance, life assurance, free on-site parking (Cambridge office), season ticket, car/motor cycle and cycle to work schemes, membership subscription, employee assistance programme, eye-care at work scheme, wellness initiatives, flexible work environment, employee recognition, long service awards, membership subscription to professional body and our client, two discounted staff flats on-site (Cambridge office) and more. 

Closing Date: 01 March 2019 

About the role: 

Our client has an exciting opportunity for a User Experience Researcher to join them on a permanent full-time (35-hour week) basis, at their Science Park Cambridge office. 

Working closely with their front-end development team, and product management, as User Experience Researcher for our client, you will drive and nurture user-centered design in an agile software development organisation. 

As their User Experience Researcher, you will enable digital product development and improve user experience by coordinating and running user research, design validation, and connecting development teams with user needs. You will ensure that their software products and services are usable and intuitive, and that their designs and systems serve their users, by arranging, running, and analysing user research, working with their insights team to help drive that knowledge out into the organisation. 

This is an important support role within their technology directorate, who develop and maintain digital products and services, including their journals publishing platform. 

About you: 

- Educated to degree level or with relevant experience. 
- Running and designing usability studies. 
- Experience with a range of user research techniques: usability tests, interviews, A / B testing. 
- Research analysis, qualitative and quantitative. 
- Excellent presentation and communication skills with an ability to interpret and articulate user experience findings persuasively to a wide audience. 
- User empathy and an ability to build rapport. 
- Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, collaborating with a range of teams. 
- Demonstrable knowledge and experience of agile (including methodologies such as scrum or Kanban) and experience working with agile development teams. 
- Experience with video capture and editing. 
- Understanding of established UX patterns and approaches. 
- Ability of using web analytics as a research tool. 

Experience in one or more of the following areas would be desirable: 

- Wireframing. 
- Interaction design. 
- Academic publishing or professional membership organisations. 
- Prototyping skills. 
- Technical / UX writing skills. 

Our client will support your development and reward your contribution with excellent benefits. 

You may have experience of the following: User Experience Researcher, UX Designer, User Experience Engineer, UI Lead, Web Project Manager, etc

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