Lead UX Researcher

Atlanta, Georgia | Freelance | Job ID #47684 |
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Onward Search is hiring a Lead UX Researcher for a short-term contract position with a client in Atlanta.

  • Engagement Duration: Possible 8 months
    • Phase 1: 8-10 weeks
    • Possible 2nd Phase: 6 months
  • Candidate must be well-versed in user interviews.
  • Healthcare experience is preferred.
  • Experience with a medical research facility would be beneficial.

Job Summary:

  • The UX Researcher should also have design experience.
  • Skill set requires: shadowing users, conducting interviews, facilitating user feedback
  • Lead the UX Research effort.
  • Comfortable doing this work with little guidance, must be able to hit the ground running.
  • The primary tasks will be to understand project needs, create personas, journey map, summarize research findings (high-level), understand key metrics & data and create wireframes.
  • Tools: Sketch, Invision, Keynote.

Project Background:


  • Includes strategy and design
    • User focused.
    • User interface.
    • Building back log,
    • User stories.
  • First part of the project (4 weeks) will be occasionally onsite with the client in their research facility, the remainder of the work will be done remotely.
    • Shadowing users.
    • Conducting interviews.
    • Facilitating user feedback.
  • Second part of phase 1 (4-6 weeks) there will not be a lot of onsite work with client, but will continue to work on:
    • Generating personas.
    • Journey maps.
    • Final project brief delivery.
    • Help flush out user interface.
    • Create wireframes.
    • Apply visual comps.


  • Development Stage (6 months) - You will lead the strategy and design along with a Project Manager, Business Analyst and Architect.
  • You and the Sr. UX Researcher will take on the bulk of the UX work.

Does this sound like you? Apply today!



  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.

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