UX Researcher

Northbrook, IL | Freelance | Job ID #46110 |
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Our client, a Fortune 500 organization with HQ located in the northern suburbs, is seeking a UX Researcher for a project expected to last 3 months.

In this role, you will support and ensure a quality execution of a variety of UX research activities ranging from contextual inquiry, in-depth interviews to interface evaluations and usability testing. This position will spend the majority of time working with two project teams in a fast-paced work environment planning research and gathering feedback that will immediately impact projects. This position will also be required to work with team members on activities to generate user artifacts and contribute to the planning, recruiting, and executing portions of the research, analysis and reporting of the research activities. This position will also reach out to other areas of the business to both communicate findings and to seek out information related to the project team.


  • Facilitate communication and share deliverables of various formats to ensure research is consistent and design is informed. Ensure that engagement of key teams is occurring at critical points (i.e. connect with market research, analytics, industrial engineering, etc.)
  • Create estimates and project plans related to UX research efforts for moderately complex projects
  • Coordinate with team to plan, conduct, facilitate, and manage logistics of iterative evaluations of user-interface designs (usability testing, mock-up interviews, heuristic reviews, qualitative and quantitative measures)
  • Plan and conduct formal usability reviews
  • Assist in defining and refining UX research processes and promote the importance of such activities to ensure execution
  • Create journey maps, user profiles, user scenarios and research objectives, aligned with project and business goals

Experience Required:

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience within a research function required
  • Ability to exhibit an understanding of all the activities involved in the Usability testing process
  • Demonstrated experience planning and executing of usability tests in short periods of time
  • Experience training peers and other team members in proper testing techniques
  • Experience conducting heuristic reviews for moderate to complex applications
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to quickly build rapport and establish credibility, thrives in collaborative work
  • Four year degree, Master’s desired, in Human Factors/Human Computer Interaction, Cognitive or Experimental/Social Psychology, Cognitive Science or related field, or combined education and equivalent work experience

This contract role will be starting mid-May, so if you are interested in learning more 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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