Genomics England successfully led the world-leading 100,000 Genomes Project, which compared and analysed individuals’ genetic codes to help diagnose, treat and prevent illness.
We're now accelerating our impact, working with the NHS to further develop and embed genomic healthcare and research in Britain. Our next chapter involves working with patients, doctors, scientists, government and industry to improve genomic testing, and help researchers access the health data and technology they need to make new medical discoveries and create more effective, targeted medicines for everybody.
Are you looking for an opportunity to apply your experience in Product Design to projects that will advance genomic medicine and healthcare innovation?
As a Product Designer (operating at Senior or Lead level), you will utilise your UX & UI processes to bring cutting-edge new clinical products to life. You will take the lead on complex projects from end-to-end, coach and mentor junior team members and help to establish first class design standards within our new creative function.
This is a core role in our organisation and your everyday will consist of designing intelligent, intuitive products and collaborating with product managers to define and realise the product vision and roadmap. You will need a deep understanding of user needs and business objectives to ideate, build and iterate products that are highly relevant, as well as improving and documenting our styles and component library.
As with all our design roles, we'll try to mould the position to your skills, experience and aspirations; thus giving you the opportunity to do more of what you love and create a platform for you to take your career to the next level.
Skills and Experience for Success
- Substantial multi-channel product design experience
- Demonstrable knowledge of UX & UI design processes and methodologies
- Able to work end-to-end, from discovery to launch, and beyond
- Understanding of how to evaluate and interpret user research findings to wireframe and prototype solutions
- Knowledge of the WCAG 2.1 accessibility guidelines and general practice.
- A passion for collaborating with other designers, marketeers, product managers and third-party suppliers to implement service packages
- Strong organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
- Desire to continually improve work through giving and receiving feedback.
- Advanced proficiency with design and prototyping tools
- Degree in Product design, interaction design, experience design, HCI or equivalent
- Strong portfolio of design work
Originally conceived as a project, Genomics England has transformed to meet the opportunities created by our scientific breakthroughs in understanding the Human Genome. Being part of this journey is a reward in itself, however we're pleased to offer our colleagues a great benefits package including:
- competitive salary
- 30 days holiday
- generous pension scheme
- individual learning budgets for every colleague
- a raft of other benefits
Talk to our Talent Team and find out how a career with Genomics England will benefit you.
As part of our recruitment process, all successful candidates are subject to a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We therefore require applicants to disclose any previous offences at point of application, as some unspent convictions may mean we are unable to proceed with your application due to the nature of our work in healthcare.
Genomics England operate a blended working model, as we know our people appreciate the flexibility. We expect most people to come into the office 2 times each month as a minimum. However, this will vary according to role and will be agreed with your team leader. For some people this is 1 day a quarter, for others it is several days a week. There is no expectation that staff will return to the office full time unless they want to. The exception would be some of our roles that would require you to be on site full time e.g., lab teams, reception team.
Our teams and squads have, and will continue to, reflect on what works best for them to work together successfully and have the freedom to design working patterns to suit, beyond the minimum. Our office locations at the moment are Cambridge and Farringdon (London) and in Autumn 2022 we are relocating our London office location to Canary Wharf. We will also be expanding our regional offices.
Looking ahead to our move to Canary Wharf, we will be designing our new space with blended working in mind, and with the flexibility to adapt to changing work patterns. During the pandemic we will be following government advice on working from home guidance.