Principal Design Researcher

  • Contract type:Permanent
  • Salary/Rate:Up to £75,000 + bonus
  • Duration:Permanent
  • Location:Central London, GB

We have partnered with a highly regarded Experience Design agency in their search for a Principal Design Researcher. They are celebrated as the gold standard for high-quality Research in the UX industry, working on holistic projects to deliver true impact for their clients and solve real problems. They are now part of a wider company that allows them to operate at scale with global clients. It’s a great place to be and you’re surrounded by smart people who understand the value of Design thinking.

This person will play a strategic role within the Design function, providing valuable insight into Research projects and engaging with clients from a very early stage in the process. The role will blend a mix of management and Strategy with hands-on Design Research. The team this person will manage consists of Design Researchers, Strategists and UX Designers.

There is a particular focus on high-quality Research outputs that solve client pain points and can be utilised to solve Design and Business problems. The company typically focuses on in-depth Research methods including ethnography, contextual studies and types of formative and generative research to drive powerful insights.

To summarise, the ideal candidate would have:

  • Experience in Design Research, or User Research with strategic insights
  • Experience in line management, ideally of UX practitioners
  • Experience within an Agency/Consultancy environment

This role is an excellent opportunity within one of the most respected organisations in their field. The package offered includes a competitive salary alongside a bonus scheme and benefits. If this sounds interesting, please get in touch at or 0203 998 1513.

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