14 Sep 2019

Fixed-term UX/UI Designer

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAnywhere

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Auckland University

Job Description

About the Institute

The Auckland Bioengineering Institute is a unique partnership between scientists, engineers, clinicians and the community  We are a cross-faculty research centre excelling in world-class bioengineering research.  Our research has a global impact, with life-changing effects on everyday people.

The opportunity 

We have an exciting opportunity for a newly created role as a UX/UI Designer on a 12 months fixed-term contract.  This position will focus on the design of web-based applications for use in exploring world-leading research in neuromodulation.

The goal of this work is to create a web-based platform where researchers can explore data, view anatomical maps (in 2D and 3D), and run computations which together will significantly improve medical treatments.  To view the progress to date please visit https://sparc.science

About the role

The successful candidate will be the sole UX designer on the team and will take ownership of the look and feel of the interactive portal.  Bringing strong design skills and an understanding of user behaviour, you will work alongside passionate researchers, software engineers, and scientists based locally and overseas to create a user-centred experience.

Our team is very passionate about the work we do.  We are strong proponents of open science and deliver our work through open-source software and publicly accessible repositories.

To view the position description, please click here.

Skills and experience

Our ideal candidate will bring the following:

  • Experience in using visual design and wire-framing tools with demonstrable UX and UI experience
  • Excellent visual design skills enabling efficient and effective user interaction
  • Strong relationship-building skills, user empathy and the ability to work with a variety of stakeholders
  • Strong team player, willingness to communicate/work with others.
  • The ability to code is advantageous
  • A tertiary qualification in design or a related discipline is preferred

Why us?

The work we do has a global impact, which will have positive effects on everyday people receiving medical treatments.  As an employer, The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
  • Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday 29th September 2019 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document.

Additional Information

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz.

How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website.

APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application.

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If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115.

Applications close: Sunday 29th September 2019

Job Categories: Art & Design. Job Types: Fixed-term.

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