Type: Contract | Location: Indianapolis, Indiana


  • Develop the design system for biology/life-sciences user interfaces

  • Lead and create the design process for developing Biology/Life sciences interfaces

  • Partner with product managers and engineering to balance technical, business, and customer requirements while applying a user-centric design approach

  • Collaborate with Operations, Marketing & Product Development to select, prioritize, and develop user personae

  • Consult with clients and potential customers to understand their needs, objectives

  • Create storyboards, user stories, wireframes, and screen flows to inform software development at a level of detail that informs test acceptance criteria

  • Analyze user feedback and activity, and then iterate designs to enhance user experience

  • Conduct usability testing on software interfaces developed by Lifesciences Customer

  • Research adjacent solutions and benchmark against relevant user interface


  • 5+ years professional experience designing for desktop and mobile products

  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) or certification in a related field such as UX/UI, graphic design, human computer interfaces

  • Expert fluency in commonly used design tools such as Sketch, InVision and Adobe CS (particularly XD)

  • Hands-on experience producing user requirements, storyboards, wireframes, scenarios, flowcharts, design prototypes, and design specifications

  • Experience in an agile environment working closely with Product and Dev teams

  • Ability to clearly and effectively present and communicate design processes, ideas, and solutions to teams and customer

  • Sees the world from a customer-first perspective

  • Solid graphic design ability, strong design communication skills and desire to work as part of a team...our team needs to inspire each other and make the “ordinary” projects extraordinary by showing how passionate we are about good design

  • Experience conducting and coordinating remote and in-person user research using a variety of methodologies, and documenting the results and findings

  • Past experience designing e-commerce web interfaces

  • Past experience leading usability testing and iterating designs based on results

  • Past experience creating designs that formed basis for acceptance testing/SQA

Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Background in biological sciences, life sciences data applications, either from education or work experience

  • Background in data analytics, data management

  • Past experience as front-end designer

  • Past experience designing/using oligo design tools (e.g. TwistBio, IDT, NimbleGen, etc.)

  • Online portfolio of past work with example wireframes, layout boards, example design system

  • Able to communicate how past challenges were overcome with designing interfaces and creating design systems

  • Familiarity with Adobe XD, UXPin Merge, React.js