Product Designer

Req ID #:  216091
Location: 

US Chicago, IL, US, 60654 Wilmington, MA, US, 01887 South San Francisco, CA, US, 94080

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 


Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 


As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.
 

Job Summary

Product Designers are responsible for a set of activities including conducting initial user research, driving a solution vision based on business and user insights, designing desirable and intuitive multi-channel experiences, developing wireframes and visual designs, and iteratively validating solutions with users. Individual designers may not possess all skills but should demonstrate deep expertise in 2 or more areas.

 

Hybrid Work Arrangements – Remote (85%) / On-Site (15%)
The Product Designer, CRADL must reside within a commutable distance to one of our CRADL facilities located below:
• Chicago, Illinois
• Boston, Massachusetts 
• Cambridge, Massachusetts
• San Francisco, California
• San Diego, California
• Thousand Oakes, California
• Seattle, Washington
• London, United Kingdom

 

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
•Advocate for user-centered design solutions
•Conduct user research to discover insights, define user personas, and map user journeys
•Create distinctive, branded digital experiences that are desirable and consistent across multiple platforms, devices and channels
•Develop new product concepts, storyboards, detailed interaction designs and screen flows, and prototypes to clearly articulate solutions
•Creates compelling visual designs that align to company and product brand standards
•Conduct concept and usability testing to iteratively validate and improve design solutions
•Actively collaborate as part of an agile team to ensure designs are feasible and implemented accurately
•Track user experience metrics and reports on the success of UX improvements, including analytics
•Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

The following are minimum requirements related to the Product Designers:
Education: Bachelor’s degree  in Computer Design, MIS, or Engineering preferred
Experience: Minimum of 3 + years of experience in hands-on experience designing consumer applications for desktop, web, and mobile.
•Proven experience working in design teams in an Agile product development setting.
•Able to plan, conduct, and synthesize user research and usability testing.
•Skilled at creating interaction design solutions for desktop, web and mobile applications.
•Strong visual design skills, able to create compelling, branded, high-fidelity product screens.
•Familiar working with design systems that are consistently scalable.


About Corporate Functions 
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.
 


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.
 


With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 
 

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

 

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected] This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

 

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.


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