UI/UX Developer

Req ID:  82151

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887 Saffron Walden, GB, CB10 1XL Ashland, OH, US, 44805 Harlow, GB, CM19 5TR Charleston, SC, US, 29407 Tranent, GB, EH33 2NE Spencerville, OH, US, 45887 Horsham, PA, US, 19044 Raleigh, NC, US, 27610 US Mattawan, MI, US, 49071

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary


We are seeking experienced UX/UI Designers for our Digital Team. This is a remote position with a preference that the candidate be located anywhere within the U.S, Canada or the U.K.  

UX/UI 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.


 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 UX/UI Designers:

•    Bachelor’s degree  in Computer Design, MIS, or Engineering preferred
•    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 consistently scale across platforms.
•    Life Sciences industry knowledge and enthusiasm is a plus.

About Discovery
Discovery from Charles River is industry-proven in the successful development of novel therapies, with over 350 patents and 80 preclinical drug candidates delivered to our sponsors in the past 17 years. Backed by more than 650 scientists, our comprehensive, integrated portfolio employs the latest technology and platforms to provide chemistry, biology, and pharmacology services that support clients from the earliest stages of hit identification all the way through to IND. Our client-focused, collaborative approach creates true partnerships that anticipate challenges, overcome obstacles, and move us forward together on the journey of getting new drugs to market.


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 17,000 employees within 90 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. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.


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 ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Nearest Major Market: Boston