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Senior UX Designer



Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Level 5
Salary band £65,000 - £87,000
10% bonus (annual & discretionary & performance based)
Hybrid remote available (min 2 days per week in office)

Automata is a leading robotics and automation company powering the laboratories of the future. Our mission is to unlock labs’ space, people, and potential through automation hardware and software.

Our lab automation technology is efficient, scalable and reliable and effectively carries out routine tasks, to free up scientists to work on innovative research.

We meet labs where they are on their automation journey and are the trusted partner to customers including trusts within the NHS, bit.bio and The Francis Crick Institute. We are also supporting advancements across Core Testing Labs, Academic Institutes, CDMOs, Pharma’s and Biotech’s.

We are looking for a Senior UX Designer whose mission is to design and deliver cutting-edge solutions that redefine lab automation user experiences.

Why is this role important at Automata?

At Automata, our core mission is to empower scientists by making lab automation accessible to every research facility. We are in search of a Senior UX Designer who embodies user-centred design ethos, has a distinguished history of creating memorable user experiences, and possesses the experience to guide our team towards excellence.

You will be responsible for:

  • Lead the end-to-end UX design process, from concept to delivery, ensuring high-quality and innovative design solutions

  • Collaborate with product managers, UX researchers, developers, UI designers, and other stakeholders to define project goals, scope, and requirements

  • Conduct user research, and usability testing, and gather feedback to inform and validate design decisions.

  • Create detailed flow diagrams, wireframes, and prototypes that effectively communicate the user experience

  • Mentor and guide junior designers, fostering a collaborative and creative team environment.

  • Stay current with industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies to continuously improve design processes

What it takes:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or a related discipline

  • Significant proven experience as a UX designer with a robust portfolio showcasing design excellence

  • Deep-seated knowledge of user-centered design principles, interaction design, and information architecture

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to present and justify design decisions to cross-functional teams and enable consensus

  • Experience leading and mentoring junior designers

  • Ability to thrive independently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and an appetite for solving complex/ambiguous problems

Attributes we’re looking for:

  • Collaboration

  • Communication

  • Taking initiative

  • Resilient

  • Customer Focus

Nice to haves:

  • Expertise in crafting multimodal experiences and biotech interfaces

What gets us excited?

Automata is transforming the way labs work with open, integrated automation. Our mission is to unlock the potential of labs and the potential of the people who work in them.

If you are a passionate and experienced Senior UX Designer looking to make a significant impact in the life science industry, we invite you to apply by submitting your resume, portfolio, and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and design philosophy. Embrace this opportunity to be at the heart of innovation with Automata.