Senior User Researcher

Posted on:
August 18, 2021

We are Mika - a VC-financed digital health company based in Berlin. Driven by the vision of improving the well-being and therapy results of cancer patients, we have developed a digital companion for cancer patients: the Mika app. As the market leader in the field of patient support and the first DiGA ("App on prescription") in oncology, we have a rapidly growing, international team and are constantly looking for new talent. We are therefore looking for a Senior User Researcher.


  • Acts as a user advocate and human centred design research expert in the company
  • Working closely with product owners, designers and developers to ensure development efforts are focused on delivering value to end users
  • Uncover / provide behavioural insights that shape the product strategy and roadmap through interviews, surveys and validation of prototypes
  • Create rough prototypes for user testing
  • Design and execute research initiatives using the right methodology for the right questions
  • Drive change by communicating findings to stakeholders in creative and compelling ways. Ensure research findings are convincing and actionable
  • Conduct both generative and evaluative research throughout the product development process
  • Work closely with medical institutions to conduct clinical studies and evaluate results
  • Improve the usability engineering process to establish safety and usability of Mika Understand Mika’s intended use, use scenarios & contribute to usability evaluation of Mika

Background & Skills

  • A bachelor or master’s degree in human behaviour related field (HCI, Psychology, Sociology, Computer Science, etc.)
  • 5+ years’ experience in applied product research
  • Excellent German and English speaking and writing ability
  • Experience with survey design, statistical analysis, and translating data analytics to insights
  • You know the ins and outs of different survey tools (e.g. LamaPoll)
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative design research methods
  • You have directed survey projects at scale such as persona market segmentation studies, on going tracking surveys in products etc.
  • Experience and strong interest in digital health solutions
  • Beneficial if you have had touchpoints with cancer related topics in the past
  • Beneficial if you have knowledge of usability evaluation of medical devices in accordance with industry standards
  • You are entrepreneurial, curious and have a "hands-on mentality"
  • Experience with Data analytics languages/platforms (e.g., SQL, R, Stata, Python).


  • Responsibility in a dynamic, VC-financed digital health company, in which you can make a contribution to improving the situation of cancer patients
  • The chance to develop the team behind the first DiGA in oncology
  • Flat hierarchies, experienced team, attractive remuneration and transparent communication

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