Verily Life Sciences

User Experience Researcher, Life Science Portfolio

San Francisco, CA
Posted on:
December 3, 2020

Verily, an Alphabet company, lives at the intersection of technology, data science and healthcare. Our mission is to make the world’s health data useful so that people enjoy longer and healthier lives.

Our team combines expertise in healthcare, data science and technology to improve the health and well-being of our communities. We are developing the infrastructure and solutions to harness the profusion of health information for good. Our data-driven solutions span three primary areas: research, care and innovation. Programs include Project Baseline - our research initiative to increase participation and evidence generation in clinical research; Onduo - our personalized virtual care platform, which includes connected tools, lifestyle coaching and clinical support; and Debug - our effort to reduce the threat of mosquito-borne diseases by combining machine learning with sterile insect technique. We’re also actively working to combat the spread of COVID-19 through new programs like Healthy at Work.


We are looking for an experienced and passionate User Experience Researcher to join our Life Sciences Portfolio group. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work across two to three strategic projects, aiming to improve patient outcomes and help drive the next generation of medical devices and innovation across the company. As a UXR on these early stage projects, you will have a very significant impact on the end-to-end product experience - and consequently, patient outcomes. You will do so by conducting primary user research, exploring the behaviors and motivations of our users through methods like field visits, literature reviews, surveys, and usability testing. You will work closely with designers, engineers, product managers, clinical experts, and other stakeholders to ensure that our products are safe, effective, user-friendly, and delightful to use.


  • Conduct independent research using a wide range of methods (such as usability lab studies, RITE studies, interviews, field studies, literature reviews, surveys, etc.) and appropriate analysis methods.
  • Understand and incorporate complex technical, clinical, and business requirements into research.
  • Drive change through effective communication of research findings to stakeholders including Engineering, Product Management, Clinical, Business, Marketing, and more.
  • Identify new opportunities for high-impact research and execute on them.
  • Advocate user-centered thinking to product teams successfully.


Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Psychology, Human Factors, Anthropology, HCI or other related fields or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5+ years of experience integrating user research into product designs and design practices.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply them during the product development process.

Preferred qualifications:

  • M.S./M.A. or Ph.D. in a relevant field or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience with regulated medical product development (familiarity with IRB approvals, FDA human factors regulations and similar relevant processes).
  • Ability to scope and structure complex research projects involving multiple cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal, and collaboration skills.
  • Experience in survey design (ie: Qualtrics).
  • Working knowledge of statistics and experimental design.

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