User Researcher

Columbus, Ohio | Freelance | Job ID #56378 |
Posted Last Month


Onward Search has a new opportunity with a big client in Columbus, OH. Our client is looking for a User Researcher that can start immediately onsite. The ideal candidate should be a creative and resourceful Digital User Experience Researcher with strong design research skills. If you can think outside the box and provide fresh thought leadership, apply right now!


  • Translate questions and problems into a testable hypothesis
  • Quickly understand the needs of our internal clients specifically as they relate to who their users are and what questions they really need to have answered
  • Develop research strategies and proposals
  • Execute on time and on budget
  • Provide design recommendations with firm conviction and a gentle touch
  • Electrify project teams with concise reports and brilliantly prepared presentations under tight deadlines
  • Collaborate with exceptional interaction and visual designers to further improve information architecture, site navigation, labels, and other design elements
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned, then figure out what else needs to be done


  • Must have at least 7 years of user experience with multifaceted responsibilities
  • Related experience in another field ( interactive design, information architecture, and/or market research) is a plus
  • Strong understanding of user interface design practices and principles a must
  • M.A. or Ph.D. in human computer interaction, cognitive psychology, anthropology, or related field is a plus
  • Strong project management and negotiating skills are central to the position
  • Strong communication, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving skills required
  • Ability to demonstrate success in these areas should quickly become obvious
  • Ability to communicate research results, graphically depict data, and justify methods and approaches
  • Strong moderation skills and methods for group facilitation and consensus building
  • Ability to work independently, in a team, and with or without direction is imperative
  • Proficiency in OvoStudios, Morae, Photoshop, SharePoint, Visio, iRise or other prototyping tools is a plus

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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About Onward Search

Onward Search helps connect creative, marketing, and technology talent with top jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include freelance / contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement.