Job Opening: Usability Consultant at the Bentley University Design and Usability Center (Boston area)

28 Oct 2009 - 1:47pm
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Bill Albert
2009

The Design and Usability Center (DUC) at Bentley University
(www.bentley.edu/usability) seeks a full-time usability consultant.
The DUC is a world-class, state-of-the-art facility providing
user-centered research, and usability testing services for clients
around the world. The DUC also supports Bentley’s graduate program in
Human Factors in Information Design and related research efforts in
the field of human computer interaction.

As a usability consultant, the successful applicant will work on a
wide variety of products in various industries, ranging from
ecommerce websites and web-based business applications to consumer
products and medical devices. Projects will involve a range of
research techniques including: field methods, task analysis,
personas, focus groups, eye tracking, card sorting, expert reviews,
usability testing, accessibility evaluations, and surveys.

This person will report to the Director of the Center. Successful
candidates must possess:
• An advanced degree in cognitive psychology, human computer
interaction, human factors, or related field
• At least five years of consulting experience
• Expertise in a wide variety of user-centered design techniques,
including those listed above
• Demonstrable project management experience
• Strong written and oral communication skills and experience
presenting to clients
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact successfully
with end users, clients, and the general public
• Strong business development skills with measurable results
• Strong quantitative and analytical skills
• Experience publishing and presenting at professional or academic
conferences
• Experience in healthcare is highly desirable
• Willingness to train and mentor graduate students
• Willingness to travel on occasion

Salary is commensurate with experience and industry standards. Please
visit jobs.bentley.edu to apply online. For best consideration, apply
before November 20, 2009. Candidates will be considered until the
position is filled. Bentley University is an equal opportunity
employer building strength through diversity. We welcome applications
from underrepresented groups.

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