Varian is the world’s largest manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy and brachytherapy. Our vision is a world without fear of cancer. To meet this challenge, we equip the world with new tools for fighting cancer.
At our R&D site in Baden with more than 300 employees we specialize in the development of soft- and hardware for cancer treatment. To complete our team, we are looking for a
The Senior User Experience Researcher has experience in both design research and human factors, and is responsible for executing a variety of user research studies to support the development and iteration of hardware and software products, as well as the advancement of customer empathy.
Partner with user interface designers, product managers, and other stakeholders to identify research needs
Develop plans for user research activities across the product lifecycle from early stage design and product definition activities to post-release assessment.
Understand and incorporate business and technical requirements in research strategies.
Work with product teams to define user experience goals and metrics
Design and conduct a variety of research studies including contextual inquiry, user interviews, focus groups, task analysis, card sorting, expert reviews, design walkthroughs, formative and summative usability tests, and surveys.
Synthesize research findings into meaningful themes and translate these results into actionable user centered design and product goals.
Evangelize Research findings to stakeholders through written reports and oral presentations.
Advance the user experience team’s research toolbox by trying out new research techniques and deliverables.
8+ years of experience in user research with an emphasis on research related to software and hardware product design.
Masters in Human Factors, Human Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science, or closely related field is preferred.
Excellent knowledge of all aspects of User Centered Design process and the ability to apply them flexibly across a variety of project types.
Experience with design control and regulatory practices and standards for medical devices or similar regulated industry is preferred.
Extensive experience working with designers, product managers, and engineers in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.
Ability to rapidly revise and improvise research plans as needed.
Experience with Agile methodologies is a plus.
Experience with in-lab and remote, user research tools (e.g., Morae suite, User zoom).
Proven project management skills and track record of delivering commitments on time.
Ability to prioritize time between multiple projects, and stay flexible with changing schedules and projects while working with multiple teams.
A proven track record of working well with multi-disciplinary/multi-cultural teams.
Excellent analytical ability, especially with regard to observation of user behavior.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
You can express your ideas and research in written form and are used to working independently, but open to discussing ideas and solutions with your colleagues. You thrive in an international work environment and in cultivating your contacts with partners in Europe and overseas.
Have we sparked your interest in a challenging and exciting position in a global environment with a potential for development? We look forward to receiving your application and CV. Job Code R-5539 . APPLY HERE