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Senior UX Designer / UX Designer

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Science Exchange is enabling scientific breakthrough by accelerating discovery through connections. Our mission is to improve the quality and efficiency of scientific research and we’re looking for talented and mission-driven candidates to join our team. If you relish a fast paced startup environment and are interested in disrupting the scientific research space, then read on to see if you could be a good fit.


Overall, we are looking for a UX Designer who:
* Is self-driven and detail-oriented, eager to help us achieve our mission.
* Loves working with small, iterative, cross-functional teams to create great user experiences through rigorous attention to design thinking principles.
* Enjoys being involved in every step of the process, from concept to release.
* Is able to navigate the fine line between game changing ideas and demanding startup-paced timelines.
* Works with end-users to understand their unique challenges and pain points
* Has the user research chops to synthesize user interviews, design feedback (both internally and externally) and qualitative and quantitative data to effectively iterate on user experiences.
* Can tactically create research solutions, ux flows, wireframes, mockups, and design UI and graphics.
* Wants to change the way science and research are conducted today.

Responsibilities
* Own big design projects, from concept to iteration to implementation
* Collaborate cross-functionally to generate and iterate on features and workflows
* Conduct UX testing and research and make design inferences from user data
* Quickly iterate with Product and Engineering to ship high-quality features
* Wireframe, mock up and prototype multiple designs with the goal of finalizing a design solution to create final, polished UI assets for implementation

Requirements
* BS/BA in Art, HCI, Design, or CS, or commensurate professional experience
* 4+ years of design and interactive work experience
* Preferred technical skill-set:Design programs such as Photoshop, Sketch or other illustration and/or icon design tools; Front end development experience w/ HTML, CSS, JS; Usability testing and synthesis frameworks; Analytics exposure to tools such as Google Analytics, Chartio or others
* A solid design background with an obsessive eye for visual and interaction details
* Experience designing responsive web apps in a fast-paced, iterative environment
* Analytical mind-set with the ability to take on complex design challenges
* Excellent communication skills and the ability to give and take feedback
* Self-motivated and able to efficiently run projects without close supervision
* Desire to stay on top of the latest trends, best practices, and design tools

We are a fast-growing company on a mission to enable breakthrough scientific research. We connect researchers and service providers through our online marketplace and hands-on concierge service, and promote  scientific collaboration that will help improve the quality and efficiency of research. Our headquarters are in Palo Alto, California, but we are a truly global company with employees all over the U.S., Europe and Asia/Pacific. Our talented and passionate team includes developers, designers, marketers, and scientists that are charged with bringing intellectual rigor and creativity to every decision we make. We have a radically candid culture in which we hold each other to high expectations. Ready to join us?