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Principal Human Centered Design Researcher

Research & Development
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Must Have: Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience
Basic Requirements Preferred:
•Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business, Psychology, Market Research, Design or related field 
•Experience with a focus on front end concept exploration and user facing testing. 
•Wants to make a big impact on how people experience healthcare through elegantly designed interactions
•Strong creative problem solving and pattern recognition skills
•Skilled facilitator who loves guiding groups through ambiguous and contentious scenarios by creating a safe space for collaboration and breakthroughs.
•Curious, empathetic, creative and a continual learner
•Demonstrates resourcefulness and creativity in problem solving with unconventional yet feasible ways to uncover insights with constrained resources
•Is self-motivated and proactive, always thinking ahead for the team
•Is dissatisfied with mediocrity and wants to be one-of-the-best in their field (SME)
•Enjoys the benefit of working with a diverse and highly-skilled team
•A strong candidate will present their work via portfolio, case studies, or other examples

Technical Skills
•Proficient in Microsoft Suite (PPT, Word, Excel)
•Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud programs (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat) or other prototyping and visual tools is a plus. 
•Background in Healthcare and/or Medical Device preferred 

Design Research Skills
•Sense-making and pattern recognition
•Critical thinking and creative problem solving
•Data visualization and storytelling (personas, journey mapping)
•Keen observer and fluid discussion manager 

Business Skills
•Experience in verbally presenting insights, ideas and concepts
•Expertise in visually communicating insights, ideas, and concepts
•Resource planning, project timelines, proposal generation
•Consulting experience desired.

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.  We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

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Change Begins With You

We look for bold ideas and fresh insights - that's what drives innovation. Come drive the future of healthcare with us.


The opportunity to invent. The benefit of joining a leader. The power to improve lives. You’ll find all that and more here.

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Join us in our challenge to make global healthcare more affordable and accessible. Your insight and oversight will help us create solutions that change the world.

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The mission to improve access to healthcare globally is something we are all very proud to work hard toward achieving. Great people, fun atmosphere, big city salaries. The CEO is fantastic - he is a very clear communicator of the mission and is truly dedicating his life to achieving it.
Smart and committed coworkers. Mission driven. Good benefits. Good long term career opportunities. Company is large enough that you can always find interesting projects to work on.
Knowing that everyday your work helps to save lives makes it great place to work. Training on lean practices, quality and other. Excellent peers.


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