We're looking for a designer to work closely with our programming teams to create inspiring designs to our data access and submission systems for large-scale data intensive systems. You will join a cross functional team dedicated to building biomedical data commons in support of biomedical research in brain health, blood profiling, pediatric cancers, birth defects, and infectious diseases.
The UX/UI Designer will join an innovative team at the intersection of cutting edge research and production systems, both in terms of the bioinformatics and the computer science principles being utilized. The data commons we are building are some of the world's largest collections of biomedical data for scientific research and discovery.
You will focus on designing our data access and submission portals for the data commons. These portals are currently utilize technologies such as React JS and Redux, but we only expect you to work closely with the programming teams to implement your designs.
User Research - Determine what actions our users want to carry out on our data portals and develop personas, usage scenarios, and storyboards. Our data commons systems also feature a backend API with companion client based tools so we need to determine what the common use cases are for each scenario.
User Flow - Define the flow of the user experience when they interact with our portals. Determine which pages and information should be highlighted on the portal dashboard. Create sitemaps and screen flows.
Mood Boards - Create mood boards for colors, iconography, typography based on the needs of each individual commons. Some commons already feature sponsor logos and branding that will need to be incorporated into the final look and feel.
High Fidelity Mockups - We expect you to be able to create high fidelity mockups of what the data portals should look like for the programming teams to implement. This would include all of the imagery, icons, etc that would be incorporated into the final design.
You will also conduct usability testing, prototypes, and analyze user feedback.Your creative ideas must be translated to functional specifications and you will continue to be involved throughout the entire development process.You will present the design work to a wide range of audiences on our collaborative projects.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Ability to prioritize and manage workload tomeet critical project milestones and deadlines required.
Attention to detail required.
Ability and willingness to acquire new technical skills, analysis methods, and background in research area required.
Ability to work in a collaborative team environment required.
This at-will position is wholly or partially funded by contractual grant funding which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor of the contract.Employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these grant funds and satisfactory job performance.
Bachelor's degree in visual design, communications, computer science, or a related field required.
Advanced degree in visual design, communications, computer science, or a related field preferred.
Minimum two years of relevant design experience required.
Experience with graphic design and web technologies required.
Experience with design programs and tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, or OmniGraffle required.
Experience working with developers to understand what UI designs are feasible from an engineering perspective required.
Experience communicating and presenting to audiences of varying backgrounds required.
Experience across the full life cycle including designing, architecting, and optimizing preferred.
Experience with React JS and Redux preferred.
Experience with visual and interaction design demonstrated through a portfolio of examples preferred.
Experience gathering user data preferred.
Experience working in a biomedical domain preferred.
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