Virgin Pulse

Sr. Quantitative UX Researcher

Virgin Pulse
Providence, RI
Posted on:
May 13, 2021

About the job


Who is Virgin Pulse?

Virgin Pulse, founded as part of Sir Richard Branson’s famed Virgin Group, helps organizations build employee health and wellbeing into the DNA of their corporate cultures. As the only company to deliver a powerful, mobile-first digital platform infused with live services, including coaching and biometric screenings, Virgin Pulse’s takes a high-tech-meets-high-touch-approach to engage employees in improving across all aspects of their health and wellbeing, every day – from prevention and building a healthy lifestyle to condition and disease management to condition reversal, all while engaging users daily in building and sustaining healthy habits and behaviors. A global leader in health and wellbeing, Virgin Pulse is committed to helping change lives and businesses around the world for good so that people and organizations can thrive, together. Today, more than 3100 organizations across the globe are using Virgin Pulse’s solutions to improve health, employee wellbeing and engagement, reduce costs and create strong workplace cultures.

Who are our employees?

At Virgin Pulse we’re passionate about changing lives for good. We want to make a difference in the world by helping people be healthy so they can perform at their best, every day, at work and home. Our award-winning solutions support leading employers in improving and simplifying the employee health and wellbeing journey and engaging people in all aspects of their health. But our world-class products and programs are nothing without our people – the employees who design, build, promote, sell, test and perfect the latest innovations in workplace health and wellbeing. Our people are our top priority and we invest in their health and happiness. At Virgin Pulse, we have so much more than a strong, supportive company culture – have a shared vision for a healthier, happier world.

Virgin Pulse values and celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We believe in creating teams made up of individuals with various backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, inspires innovation, collaboration, and challenges us to produce better solutions. As a global employer, we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. As we are committed to diversifying our company, we strongly encourage candidates that are historically underrepresented in the tech industry to apply.

Who You Are


We’re seeking a promising quantitative or mixed-methods UX Researcher to work closely with cross-functional product teams. The research focuses on understanding users and potential users of an employee health and wellbeing product. We are particularly interested in behavior change related to improving health outcomes. You’ll be joining a small but mighty team of five: three UX researchers and two data scientists.

You have experience with quantitative research methods, especially survey science. Familiarity with behavior change and human psychology, or previous experience in health and wellbeing research is an asset. Additional experience with qualitative research methods is also a plus. Your research will focus on actionable insights that directly impact the work of product managers, designers, writers, and engineers throughout our global organization.

In this role you will wear many hats but your skills will be especially essential in the following:

  • Designing and running surveys of users and company representatives, from questionnaire design through analysis,
  • Proactively and independently identifying high-impact research questions from a product or business perspective,
  • Answering those questions with quantitative methods, including surveys, data analysis, and causal inference. Qualitative methods experience is an asset but not required,
  • Planning and leading research end-to-end, including foundational quantitative research,
  • Collaborating with other researchers to infuse products with behavioral insights,
  • Clearly communicating your research insights for teams to translate research findings to product and business impact,
  • Representing the user’s perspective through the whole product development process, working closely with product managers, designers, engineers, data scientists, marketing, and leadership,
  • Understanding the needs of diverse user groups and balance them with the goals of a fast-paced, growing business,
  • Communicating results clearly and persuasively with a high degree of quantitative rigor,
  • Assisting with research operations, including exploring and setting up new research tools.


What you bring to the team

  • 4+ years quantitative or market research experience (can be a combination of industry and academic experience)
  • Experience in healthcare or behavior change research or a related field preferred
  • Strong track record of qualitative and quantitative research projects, impacting decision making and strategy design, and meeting constraints
  • Excellent presentation skills communicating insights and suggested actions
  • Excellent collaboration and facilitation skills across different stakeholders
  • Experience choosing and managing research tools and panels and vendors
  • Solid organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Record of applying your research skills to create product and business impact and/or understand real-world decision-making
  • Master’s Degree or PhD preferred in relevant field of study (for example: HCI, Behavioral/ Decision Science, Psychology (quantitative), Economics, Sociology, other social sciences, Math/Statistics)

Security Competencies

Work to maintain system and data security at a high standard, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the Virgin Pulse application is not compromised. Adhere to industry best practice coding standards and verify all code developed at Virgin Pulse is free from bugs and security vulnerabilities such as those defined and published by OWASP.

Why work here?

We believe a career should provide competitive pay and benefits, a collaborative and supportive work environment, strong employee culture and cutting-edge technology and services — so many reasons to love it here.

  • We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected class status.
  • Please note that Virgin Pulse representatives will only communicate with you via our own corporate communication tools with email addresses and through partnership with our ATS, iCIMS, which will clearly reference Virgin Pulse. We do not use third party apps like WIRE or WhatsApp to communicate.

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