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UI Designer/Developer
Cambridge, MA

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Job Description

Job Description

The Pattern group at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard focuses on the design and development of visualization tools to help researchers discover, explore and explain insights.We're looking for a talented full-time UI designer/developer to join our team.

You will participate in meetings with researchers to understand scientific goals, collaborate with designers and software engineers to iteratively explore solutions, create high-fidelity designs, and work closely with development teams to turn those designs into functional tools. This is a great position for a designer who is passionate about creating easy to understand and easy to use software tools that will drive science forward!


* Collaborate with scientists to identify essential research questions that support a project's strategic goals

* Understand potential users' spectrum of needs and the problems to be solved

* Collaborate with the Pattern team to explore and iteratively refine design solutions, producing sketches, workflow diagrams, and wireframes

* Organize and co-lead design reviews with key project stakeholders

* Prepare low-fidelity mockups and other design artifacts for user testing, capturing and incorporating user feedback

* Produce high-fidelity clickable mockups; ensure design objectives are clearly communicated to the development team

* Provide support during the implementation phase, evolving the design as necessary

* Review prototypes from development team and evaluate solutions against original project goals


* Bachelor or Masters Degree in design or related field

* 2-3 years of work experience designing web-based tools

* Advanced understanding of user interface approaches

* Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite apps (especially Illustrator, Photoshop, and Xd)

* Familiarity with prototyping software (e.g., Sketch, Figma, Balsamiq)

* Proficient in Javascript, HTML, and CSS

* Exceptional visual and interaction design skills

* Detail oriented

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Thrives in a collaborative and iterative research environment

Nice-to-have skills

* Insatiable curiosity

* Passion for science, research, and genomics

* Experience working with researchers

* Experience building UI/UX solutions for science

* A sense of urgency for progress

* Values useful solutions over aesthetics


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