Sr User Experience Designer (4328)

Job Location
Redwood City, CA
Job Description

QIAGEN is the leading global provider of Sample to Insight solutions to transform biological materials into valuable molecular insights. QIAGEN Bioinformatics is a recognized leader in biologist friendly analysis and interpretation solutions helping thousands of researchers and clinicians at hundreds of leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academic, diagnostic and clinical institutions worldwide to better understand the complex biological systems foundational to human health and disease. With a strong focus on our customers, QIAGEN has developed a loyal and passionate user base that is the core of the company’s success in the dynamic and evolving bioinformatics market.

You will be responsible leading world-class user experience design, which enables users to peer into and understand the fundamental building blocks of life. QIAGEN Bioinformatic’s products and services are delivered using the latest scientific computational techniques, data analytics, data visualizations, web reporting, Saas / cloud computing & social computing technologies. You will work with end-users, customers and cross-functionally within QIAGEN to translate requirements into compelling experiences which delight the user and drive value for the life science and bio-medical industries helping them solve some of the toughest problems facing the life sciences, bio-medical and healthcare industries.


• Self-starter, who can effectively work on multiple projects simultaneously, meets aggressive deadlines, and who thrives in a dynamic environment.
• The role requires a combination of leadership, management and individual contribution. You will be the leader and champion for user experience including ideation, interaction and visual design and managing user experience contractors as needed.
• Work closely with Product Management, and Engineering teams to translate product requirements into wireframes and clean / compelling designs.
• Create innovative product prototypes for usability testing and proof of concept purposes.
• Develop and own both interaction and visual design for QIAGEN Bioinformatics solutions. Contract resources where your own skills or bandwidth are not enough.
• Work with engineers to ensure look & feel of given initiatives meets intended user interaction.
• Convert designs into HTML and CSS files, compatible with a variety of browsers.
• Work effectively with limited supervision in an Agile development environment


• A passionate self-starter with a combination of user experience, product, and technical knowledge who has a proven ability to kick-start new products and see them through to successful completion
• A strong leader who is results driven, detailed, follows through, and has an ability to work effectively across the organization and manage small team of internal and contract resources.
• Comfortable working with both technical and non-technical personnel with exceptional communication skills, including the ability to effectively present to customers.
• Minimum five years experience in user experience design (Visual or Interaction Desig


How to Apply

If interested, please apply online

About Our Organization

QIAGEN N.V., a Netherlands-based holding company, is the leading global provider of Sample to Insight solutions to transform biological materials into valuable molecular insights. QIAGEN sample technologies isolate and process DNA, RNA and proteins from blood, tissue and other materials. Assay technologies make these biomolecules visible and ready for analysis. Bioinformatics software and knowledge bases interpret data to report relevant, actionable insights. Automation solutions tie these together in seamless and cost-effective molecular testing workflows. QIAGEN provides these workflows to more than 500,000 customers around the world in Molecular Diagnostics (human healthcare), Applied Testing (forensics, veterinary testing and food safety), Pharma (pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies) and Academia (life sciences research). As of March 31, 2015, QIAGEN employed approximately 4,300 people in over 35 locations worldwide. Further information can be found at

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