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UX Researcher Job Description

We have crafted a series of job description examples for a variety of digital roles.

Very often, in-house recruiters and HR departments ask us to help them write their job descriptions, and since this aspect of our recruitment service is very useful to them, we’ve realised that this could be useful to others too, so we have provided a list of job descriptions here.

With more than 20 years of experience in digital and technology recruitment and having placed thousands of candidates in Ireland and across Europe, we understand the value of a compelling job description, so we hope that these examples will help you in your search for a digital or technology professional; please feel free to use and edit to as per your specific needs and preferences.

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Example of UX Researcher Job Description


  • Company overview: Founding vision, current state of affairs, size, relevant stats. 
  • Role mission: Goals, team, and resources to make it happen. 


  • Plan and conduct user research studies, including interviews, surveys, and usability testing.
  • Analyze and interpret user data to generate actionable insights.
  • Collaborate with designers, product managers, and developers to integrate research findings into the design process.
  • Create research plans, methodologies, and timelines.
  • Develop user personas, journey maps, and other documentation to communicate research findings.
  •  Present research findings and recommendations to stakeholders and senior management.
  •  Stay updated on industry trends and best practices in UX research.
  • Ensure research activities align with project goals and business objectives.
  •  Advocate for user-centered design principles within the organization.
  •  Conduct competitive analysis and benchmarking to inform product strategy.


  •  Strong proficiency in user research methodologies (e.g., interviews, surveys, usability testing).
  •  Experience with qualitative and quantitative research techniques.
  •  Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
  •  Proficiency in research tools and software (e.g., UserTesting, Qualtrics, SPSS).
  •  Ability to synthesize complex data into clear and actionable insights.
  •  Strong communication and presentation skills.
  •  Experience creating user personas, journey maps, and other documentation.
  •  Knowledge of UX design principles and best practices.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Up-to-date with industry trends and emerging research techniques.
  • Experience in conducting competitive analysis and benchmarking.

Nice to Have:

  •  Experience with advanced analytics and data visualization tools.
  •  Background in cognitive psychology or human factors.
  •  Familiarity with accessibility standards and inclusive design practices.
  •  Multilingual skills for conducting global user research.
  •  Experience with remote user research methods.
  •  Knowledge of statistical analysis and software.
  •  Certification in UX research or related fields.
  •  Track record of published research or speaking at industry events.
  •  Experience in a specific industry, such as healthcare, finance, or e-commerce.
  •  Understanding of agile and lean methodologies.


  • Salary 
  • Working arrangement: (Hybrid, Remote, Office) 
  • Perks 


We are accepting applications until the end of *MONTH*. We’ll be delighted to meet you for a first interview with *NAME*, our hiring manager. 

If you are looking for roles that are more web specific, you can check the UX Designer Job Description.

If you would like to check 2024 salaries for UX Designers or Graphic Designers, check our UX/UI Design salaries. Or you can download our acclaimed Prosperity Digital Salary Survey to be on top of current salaries for the digital sector.

Writing a job spec is the first phase of the hiring process at any given company, we love to help companies do this in an effective way so we've put together a post where we explain our secrets for a well structured hiring process and how to make it more efficient.