Principal Design Researcher

Job Terms:
Negotiable based on experience
Posted By:
Rosie McAlister

Job Description:

We are looking for a Principal Design Researcher to join a large utility provider. This role offers a great opportunity to join the design leadership team.


  • Conduct, moderate, and oversee user research across various projects
  • Collaborate with Designers and Strategists to set research goals and ensure quality research outputs and best-in-class designs
  • Analyze research data and synthesize into actionable briefs
  • Present research findings to internal team and/or clients
  • Evangelize the value of user research internally and to potential clients
  • Develop and share archive of research methodologies and cross-project learning
  • Partner with research teams on the client side
  • Define, lead, and publish internal research projects


  • 5+ years hands-on experience with user research
  • Passion for research and an entrepreneurial spirit, desire to grow and shape the research group
  • Experience with various research methodologies and tools and a keen understanding of when to use which
  • Familiarity with usability testing software
  • Fluency with usability heuristics and relevant HCI literature
  • Ability to adjust research tasks based on timing (comfortable with guerilla testing and quick turnarounds)
  • Strong writing, editing, and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to multi-task
  • Expert moderation skills
  • UX design experience is a bonus

INTERESTED? If this role sounds like just what you’re looking for, I would love to chat further. Please contact Rosie - rmcalister@aquent.com and we can organise a time to discuss the details.

KNOW SOMEONE SUITABLE? Please feel free to share/forward this role to anyone you feel may be a match. We have a great referral bonus and can hook you up with $$ for anyone you refer that we place into this (or other) roles.

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