We are seeking a product designer who will lead UI/UX design expertise within the development team involved in Computational Genome Analysis Platform, 4DNucleome Data Coordination and Integration Center (4DN-DCIC) and/or the Somatic Mosaicism across Human Tissues (SMaHT) Data Analysis Center. The product manager will manage UI/UX design of multiple projects simultaneously and ensure timely delivery of work in collaboration with developer lead, project lead, and principal investigator. The job responsibilities include facilitating and ensuring the high quality of the UI/UX across multiple platform projects from start to finish while keeping documentation of design process, user research, both low & high-fidelity mock-up generation, and development hand-off for multiple projects simultaneously. The product designer will conduct user research, interviews, and gather feedback from consortium members and collaborators while applying excellent communication skills and abiding by and following the Harvard University IT technical standards, policies, and Code of Conduct. The results from user research and strategy requirements will be leveraged by the product manager to create innovative design solutions and drive them to completion. The job also includes advising, assisting, and generating publication-quality graphics, presentations, posters, visual identities, and design systems across the lab.
Minimum of 2 years post-secondary education or relevant work experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Master's degree in a relevant field preferred
Experience in hands-on UI/UX design work including user studies, user interface design, and evaluation
Comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience with user interface and user experience research and design techniques
Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, Framer, or state-of-the-art user interface design tools
Strong graphic design skills and experience in creating visual identities across multiple projects;
Knowledge of the web application development life cycle
Demonstrated team performance skills, and service mindset approach.
Certificates and Licenses
Completion of Harvard IT Academy specified foundational courses (or external equivalent) preferred
This is a one-year term position from the date of hire, with the possibility of extension, contingent upon work performance and continued funding to support the position.
This position is based in Boston, but the work may be done primarily remote. Any remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA*, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA). Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process. *Note: Harvard employees working in California must be exempt.
The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.
Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values
EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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