BenchSci is hiringUX Principal

Full TimeUX Design
Posted 1y ago
BenchSci is a remote first organization. At this moment, we are welcoming applicants from Canada, the US and the UK for this position. 

BenchSci's vision is to help scientists bring novel medicine to patients 50% faster by 2025. We empower scientists to run more successful experiments with the world's most advanced, biomedical artificial intelligence software platform. 
Backed by F-Prime, Inovia, Golden Ventures, and Google's AI fund, Gradient Ventures, we provide an indispensable tool for scientists that accelerates research at 16 top 20 pharmaceutical companies and over 4,300 leading academic centers. We're a certified Great Place to Work®, and top-ranked company on Glassdoor.

We’re looking for a Principal Product Designer to join our team. In this role, you will work closely with the Director of Product Design and an existing team of high-performing UX designers & researchers to create new experiences that help scientists accelerate their research. 

As a Principal UX Designer, you will champion design thinking at BenchSci and put it into practice while bringing new ideas from concept to launch. You are an expert at gathering and understanding business & user requirements, creating information architecture diagrams and user journeys and when needed building high & low fidelity prototypes.

You will

    • Transform complex ideas, business opportunities, research and creative vision into tangible products that provide desirable outcomes and add disproportionate value for users.
    • Lead and establish best practices and design thinking workshops/processes - driving futuristic digital experiences.
    • Collaborate with product managers, scientists, and engineers, to influence product direction, and design solutions that meet the business, technical, and user needs.
    • Use strong communication skills to present, articulate, and explain design recommendations and decisions within cross-functional teams and to stakeholders.
    • Lead designers through all phases of product development, ship, and iterate.
    • Utilize qualitative and quantitative data and customer feedback in your design process.
    • Work autonomously to achieve our outcomes and manage your timelines.
    • Be a passionate advocate for the user, grounding ideas in data-driven solutions by partnering with our User Experience Research team to incorporate customer insights and principles throughout the creative process.

You have

    • 8+ years of end-to-end design experience in transforming technically complex products into intuitive user experiences.
    • A proven record of providing thought leadership, bringing industry trends and positively leading change to mature the design practice.
    • Background or educational equivalent in usability, human factors, digital design, and/or engineering, with digital emphasis.
    • Prior experience developing a digital experience strategy and vision, including journey mapping, leading change and collaborating with a variety of business, technology and creative partners.
    • Superior communication skills and a proven track record of building and developing relationships with senior leadership as well as technology and business teams. 
    • A proven track record in senior design positions, working across all stages of product development from early-stage discovery to implementation.
    • A background in life sciences (strong asset).
    • Experience in visualizing complex data (strong asset).
Benefits and Perks:
An engaging remote-first culture 
A competitive compensation package that includes BenchSci equity options
Comprehensive health and dental benefits 
Emphasis on mental health with $2500 CAD (or equivalent in your country’s currency) for Psychologist, Social Worker, or Psychotherapist services
Three weeks of vacation plus an additional day for every completed year
Unlimited flex time to use toward sick days, personal days, religious holidays, birthdays and appointments
Additional time-off: 2 weeks for Winter Holidays, every other Friday in July and August, your birthday, and more!
Generous parental leave benefits with a top-up plan or paid time off options
A $2000 CAD (or equivalent in your country’s currency) Annual Learning & Development budget
A $1000 CAD (or equivalent in your country’s currency) work from home allowance to make your home setup perfect for you
A lifestyle spending account for employees to receive reimbursement for eligible expenses related to wellness, lifestyle and productivity $2500 CAD  (or equivalent in your country’s currency) per year

Our Culture:
At BenchSci, we’re committed to cultivating an inspiring, inclusive, and equitable work environment for high performing, ego-free, self-starting individuals with a growth mindset, who enjoy the challenge of solving hard problems. We recognize that everyone here is a person first and an employee second. We want people to feel cared for and supported to bring the best versions of themselves to work and help the company achieve its mission. We believe culture is critical to success and invest accordingly. 
We live and promote our FASTT values of Focused, Advancement with Speed, Tenacity, and Transparency. We work hard to maintain an engaging, supportive environment where everyone can do their best work. To learn more, read our culture deck.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
We're committed to creating an inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds can thrive. We believe that improving diversity, equity and inclusion is our collective responsibility, and this belief guides our DEI journey. To learn more, read about our DEI initiatives.

Accessibility Accommodations:
BenchSci provides accessibility accommodations during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

BenchSci is a remote first organization. At this moment, we are welcoming applicants from Canada, the US and the UK for this position. 

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