UX Researcher

Northbrook, IL | Freelance | Job ID #46761 |
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Our client is a Fortune 500 organization with offices across the country and headquarters in the north suburbs of Chicago. They focus on creating new and innovative products for their customers and are looking for a UX Researcher to join them on this next adventure.

In this role, you will work with a larger UX team comprised of UX Designers, Interactive Content Writers, Design Research and Usability Analysts, Creative Technologists and Interactive Visual Designers. You will captures end-user needs and goals through a number of research and analysis methods while planning, coordinating and conducting evaluative usability testing throughout the design process.


  • Create estimates and project plans related to UX research efforts for moderately complex projects
  • Perform research to gather end-user requirements independently
  • Create journey maps, user profiles, user scenarios and research objectives, aligned with project and business goals
  • Independently plan, conduct and facilitate iterative evaluations of user-interface designs (usability testing, mock-up interviews, heuristic reviews, qualitative and quantitative measures)
  • Plan and conduct formal user interface design reviews
  • Assist in defining and refining UX research processes and promote the importance of such activities to ensure execution


  • 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
  • Experience training peers and other team members in proper testing techniques
  • Experience conducting heuristic reviews for moderate to complex applications
  • Experience with Google Analytics, Web Trends, UserZoom, Morae and other usability and analytical software tools
  • 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


  • 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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