We Are Hiring
The newly formed Ascension Design team is looking for an experienced User Experience Researcher to join us in designing the future of people-centered healthcare. This role will be part of the early formation of the interdisciplinary Design team at Ascension, the largest non-profit healthcare system in the United States, and is based out of Ascension’s new design studio located in the heart of St Louis’s booming Cortex innovation district.
As a Senior User Experience Researcher, you will be at the forefront of the transformation of healthcare by identifying the most meaningful patient and clinician needs for our teams to address. You will work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of designers and product managers on field research, concept envisioning, and iterative testing across a wide range of initiatives such as addressing social determinants of health, improving the daily experience of clinical providers, streamlining access to healthcare services, or supporting individuals with chronic conditions, to name a few.
Why Join Ascension?
Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. We believe you should be a tech founder not a fixer – that’s how we do tech at Ascension technologies.
Where You Will Work
This position is based out of our new studio located in Cortex, the region’s largest innovation campus. Located in the heart of St. Louis, Cortex is a nationally recognized innovation hub that supports all technology sectors. As such, Ascension joins this community to help you thrive. Enjoy great food, gourmet coffee, gym, and a variety of workspaces and recreational activities to spark your creativity. With such a strong network of tech professionals in the area, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to make connections and exchange ideas!
What You Will Do
Our interdisciplinary teams follow a human-centered design approach in their work, and you will serve as an expert collaborator to them in applying human-centered design research methods. This includes exploratory research and synthesis to understand latent user needs, design explorations to iteratively generate design options, ample prototyping and user testing to bring ideas to life.
Please include a link to your portfolio in your application.
Conduct exploratory research, concept validation and usability testing
Design research studies, gather data, synthesize it into actionable insights and disseminate findings to various teams through reports and presentations
Create research reports, user journey maps, workflows, personas, day-in-the-life scenarios, and use case summaries to help deepen organizational understanding of our users
Collaborate with designers to test design concepts through lean research and usability testing
Facilitate innovation workshops with designers, product managers, engineers and other stakeholders on envisioning exercises grounded in research insights
Strong knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and their application
Experience conducting ethnography, semi-structured interviews, focus groups, contextual field visits, workflow analysis, usability testing, and human factors studies
Experience leading design research activities for both services and digital interfaces
Strong knowledge of user-centered design principles
Strong knowledge of statistics and research study design
Experience conducting evaluative research and usability testing of digital interfaces
Strong ability to work independently as well as in groups
Willingness to travel
What You Will Need
3 years of Professional Design experience required.
5 years of Professional Design experience preferred.
1 year of leadership or management experience preferred.
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