UX Researcher Job Description Template

A good UX researcher must have the ability to find out what consumers need from a product. They must be able to conduct research in the following areas: primary, secondary, quantitative and qualitative, market, and ethnographic. UX researchers understand consumer motivation and behavior and work with cross-functional teams such as Product Design, Product Management, and Product Development.

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UX researchers play a critical role in the design process. They are responsible for providing answers to challenging and often unexplored questions about a product’s design. To do this, the UX researcher will conduct several types of research, work with cross-functional teams, and play a significant role in assisting the entire user experience (UX) team in ensuring that the consumer has an experience with a product that is fun, intuitive, accessible, and joyful.

To identify a great UX researcher, it is necessary to employ an effective recruiting process that covers the different types of research available, tools used for UX research, research plans, presenting solutions, and how to continue to inform the design process after the launch of a product.

Because the field is still new and expanding and there are only a small number of educational programs specific to UX research, a lot of UX researchers will have relevant job experience without accompanying educational degrees or certificates.

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Company Introduction

{{Write a short and catchy paragraph about your company. Make sure to provide information about the company’s culture, perks, and benefits. Include office hours, remote working possibilities, and anything else you think makes your company interesting.}}

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced UX researcher to join our team. You will be responsible for helping define and drive the future of our products. You will reveal what our users need from our products by conducting research, working with cross-functional teams, and performing usability studies. These responsibilities also include inspiring change, delivering oral and written presentations, evaluating qualitative and quantitative data, and helping the UX team better understand what would make a user’s experience more intuitive, accessible, and seamless. {{Add any specific experience here.}}

Responsibilities

  • Conduct primary and secondary user research.
  • Conduct and evaluate quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Perform market and ethnographic research.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to identify and evaluate research topics.
  • Plan and implement user research strategies and methodologies.
  • Advocate research findings to diverse audiences through written and oral presentations.
  • Mentor and coach junior UX researchers on the team.
  • Perform usability studies with consumers.
  • Ask questions, gather data, and analyze data.
  • Use a diverse set of UX research tools.
  • {{Add other relevant responsibilities here}}

Requirements

  • Five or more years of UX research experience
  • Bachelor’s or MS in a human behavior related field (or equivalent and demonstrable work experience)
  • Ability to quickly and effectively share research results
  • Ability to perform all research-related tasks including research, planning, evaluating, and iteration
  • Ability to formulate specific, answerable, and practical questions
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders and act as a strategic partner in product decisions
  • Experience with remote testing tools
  • A strong desire for creative problem-solving with a positive attitude
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • {{List education level or certification you require}}
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