Job Openings Lead Researcher (UX)

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Lead Researcher (UX) -

Respiratory Health Venture (ADG)

Join ADGs Mission to Transform Respiratory Health:

ADG, a leading innovation and design consultancy, is seeking a Lead Researcher (UX) to pioneer the development of cutting-edge medical devices and services. This role offers a unique opportunity to shape the future of healthcare and requires a dynamic individual who can navigate complex stakeholder environments and manage diverse teams. This role is a 6 month full-time contract with potential for extension or promotion to a permanent full-time role. The role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to ADG's transformative impact on society as a whole through groundbreaking ventures.

Your Role:

  • Innovation and Insight: Drive the development of groundbreaking medical devices and digital services by transforming broad concepts into detailed features.

  • Strategic Influence: Collaborate on high-level strategic decisions, guiding product and business strategy with your research insights.

  • Design Expertise: Contribute to physical and digital design from ideation through testing and on to polished final products, ensuring resonant and intuitive stimuli and user experiences.

  • Ecosystem Thinker: Design within a holistic ecosystem, expertly balancing the nuances of hardware, software, and service design.

  • Feature Brainstorming: Innovate and validate new features, ensuring they are desirable, functional, and enhance user experience.

  • Platform Ecosystem Stickiness: Research, design, and validate platform aspects that sell, onboard, and retain patients, ensuring a sticky user experience.

  • Hands-on Testing: Lead in-person testing with respiratory health patients and the people who support them, from recruitment to execution, ensuring direct end-user feedback and validation.


  • Research Methods Development and Execution: Identify opportunities, define research questions, and select appropriate methods for impactful data collection.

  • Analytics and Analysis: Synthesize qualitative and quantitative data, translating insights into actionable design strategies.

  • Solution Generation and Design: Proactively ideate and visualize solutions, leading workshops, and ideation sessions.

  • Storytelling and Influence: Communicate findings with clarity, brevity, and strong visual design, influencing cross-functional partners effectively.

  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Build relationships and integrate research throughout the company, advocating for user-centric design.

  • Mentorship and Leadership: Guide and share knowledge with team members, promoting a culture of learning and growth.

  • Project Management and Efficiency: Scope, plan, and progress projects to successful completion, balancing multiple work streams.


  • Bachelors or Masters in Design, HCI, Psychology, Anthropology, or related field.

  • 7+ years in human-centered design research, preferably in medical devices or digital health.

  • Proven experience in team leadership, ideation, and workshop facilitation.

  • Proficiency in digital design and prototyping tools (e.g., Figma, Sketch).

  • Experience managing diverse stakeholders, subcontractors and project teams.

Working Environment:

  • Remote Flexibility: Fully remote position, enabling you to work from anywhere.

  • Pacific Time Office Hours: Though remote, we maintain Pacific Time office hours, ensuring alignment with our client team.

  • Flexible Schedule: Enjoy the flexibility to manage your work schedule, supporting work-life balance.

  • International Collaboration: Occasional off-hours meetings with our international stakeholders.

Why ADG:

  • Impactful Work: Contribute to innovative projects that redefine respiratory health.

  • Creative Freedom: Lead research and strategy in an environment that values innovation.

  • Collaborative Culture: Work in a dynamic team setting with a diverse range of projects and clients.

  • Growth Opportunities: Expand your skills at the intersection of design, research, and strategy.

Join Us:

Are you ready to lead design research in a transformative health venture? If you're passionate about creating innovative solutions in the medical device space, ADG awaits your expertise. Apply now to join our journey in reshaping respiratory health care.