Overview

BenchSci is a remote first organization. At this moment, we are welcoming applicants from Canada, the US and the UK for this position.

BenchSci’s vision is to help scientists bring novel medicine to patients 50% faster by 2025. We empower scientists to run more successful experiments with the world’s most advanced, biomedical artificial intelligence software platform.

Backed by F-Prime, Inovia, Golden Ventures, and Google’s AI fund, Gradient Ventures, we provide an indispensable tool for scientists that accelerates research at 16 top 20 pharmaceutical companies and over 4,300 leading academic centers. We’re a certified Great Place to Work®, and top-ranked company on Glassdoor.

We’re looking for a UX Manager to join our team. In this role, you will work closely with and report to the Director of Product Design and manage an existing team of high-performing UX designers to create new experiences that help scientists accelerate their research.

As a UX Manager you will Provide leadership, direction, and mentorship for a team of UX Designers, driving high-quality UX design throughout BenchSci’s ecosystem, aligning with customer and business needs.

You Will:

    • Provide leadership to drive the creation of world-class user experiences, build healthy teams, align UX to business outcomes, and improve design operations for high impact results
    • You proactively identify and drive opportunities to improve UX processes, people, and outcomes across large portions of the platform and team
    • Build a strong, sustainable organization with high levels of employee engagement by attracting and developing superior talent, providing mentorship and coaching to enhance overall skills and performance, critiquing work, and supporting career growth
    • Proactively identify and drive cross-team strategies that operationalize best practices and improve team health, processes, and standards
    • Champion UX best practices across teams, raising the visibility of work and ensuring partnership with key stakeholders
    • Model BenchSci’s values and leadership principles, developing an atmosphere of respect, mutual support, flexibility, continuous learning, good humor, and commitment to business goals and customer needs to fulfill our vision
    • Be a passionate advocate for the user, grounding ideas in data-driven solutions by partnering with our User Experience Research team to incorporate customer insights and principles throughout the creative process.

You Have:

    • Undergraduate Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field
    • Related fields include Design, Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience Design, Software Engineering, Psychology, and Technical Communication
    • Strong management and leadership skills
    • Superior design skills with proven skills in interaction and product design
    • Solid understanding of user experience principles and research methodologies
    • A proven record of providing thought leadership, bringing industry trends and positively leading change to mature the design practice.
    • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple processes, programs, procedures, and deadlines simultaneously
    • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, communication, and change management skills
    • Ability to effectively recruit team members
    • 7+ years of experience delivering high-quality user experiences
    • 3+ years experience in building and coaching teams for high impact results
    • A background in life sciences (strong asset)
    • Experience in visualizing complex data (strong asset)

Benefits and Perks:

An engaging remote-first culture

A competitive compensation package that includes BenchSci equity options

Comprehensive health and dental benefits

Emphasis on mental health with $2500 CAD (or equivalent in your country’s currency) for Psychologist, Social Worker, or Psychotherapist services

Three weeks of vacation plus an additional day for every completed year

Unlimited flex time to use toward sick days, personal days, religious holidays, birthdays and appointments

Additional time-off: 2 weeks for Winter Holidays, every other Friday in July and August, your birthday, and more!

Generous parental leave benefits with a top-up plan or paid time off options

A $2000 CAD (or equivalent in your country’s currency) Annual Learning & Development budget

A $1000 CAD (or equivalent in your country’s currency) work from home allowance to make your home setup perfect for you

A lifestyle spending account for employees to receive reimbursement for eligible expenses related to wellness, lifestyle and productivity $2500 CAD  (or equivalent in your country’s currency) per year

Our Culture:

At BenchSci, we’re committed to cultivating an inspiring, inclusive, and equitable work environment for high performing, ego-free, self-starting individuals with a growth mindset, who enjoy the challenge of solving hard problems. We recognize that everyone here is a person first and an employee second. We want people to feel cared for and supported to bring the best versions of themselves to work and help the company achieve its mission. We believe culture is critical to success and invest accordingly.

We live and promote our FASTT values of Focused, Advancement with Speed, Tenacity, and Transparency. We work hard to maintain an engaging, supportive environment where everyone can do their best work. To learn more, read our culture deck.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds can thrive. We believe that improving diversity, equity and inclusion is our collective responsibility, and this belief guides our DEI journey. To learn more, read about our DEI initiatives.

Accessibility Accommodations:

BenchSci provides accessibility accommodations during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

BenchSci is a remote first organization. At this moment, we are welcoming applicants from Canada, the US and the UK for this position.

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