Medidata Solutions, Inc. UX Design Intern – Summer 2018 in London, United Kingdom

Medidata Solutions Careers

UX Design Intern – Summer 2018

Internship
London, United Kingdom

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Our Industry: Where we play

Medidata is more than an innovative tech company. We sit at the intersection of Technology and Life Sciences industries, and are a founder-led community of passionate people who are transforming clinical development. We’re taking the lead and demonstrating the possibilities of what cloud technology can do to make the science of drug development better, improving the lives of patients everywhere.

With our singular focus on clinical development in life sciences, our team provides applications, analytics and benchmarks that not only make current trial processes run better, but also transform them to be more efficient, productive and streamlined. Medidata is committed to providing all members of the clinical team—researchers, clinicians and patients—with the most advanced tools for planning and managing their clinical studies, generating value for by powering trials that run faster, have less risk, higher quality and require fewer resources. That means better treatments can reach waiting patients sooner. We are publicly traded (MDSO) with over 900 customers, customer retention rates above 98%, and the experience of supporting more than 13,000 clinical trials. We are still led by Co-founders, Tarek Sherif and Glen de Vries, and have global operations in US, Europe and Asia.

We are more than a cool tech company…

Medidata is disrupting the industry using big data analytics, web development, mobile health & cloud technology.

Medidata has grown from supporting one aspect of the clinical trial lifecycle with our pilot product, Rave, to supporting all levels of this lifecycle via our platform of products, branded the Medidata Clinical Cloud. As each one of our products has been developed over different periods throughout the past 18 years, you will see that our engineering teams are using a variety of different technical stacks. Rave, our flagship product, is written in C# and was built by our co-founder, Glen de Vries. Using leading-edge, open source frameworks and cross functional development methods, we’re building the services and applications that are the backbone of our cloud-hosted technology. And, with data from thousands of Medidata-powered clinical trials at our fingertips (think BIG data), we’re sitting atop a trove of powerful information that we can use to transform the life sciences industry.

Medidata’s Summer Internship 2018 Programme:

The Medidata Summer Internship Programme is a 9-week long programme that allows for students to gain exposure to our unique business, and our industry-leading Clinical Technology. By being a part of our global organisation, interns have the opportunity to work alongside our talented and committed professionals helping them to build a strong foundation for achieving their career goals. Our interns get the opportunity to grow their network, and enhance their skill set; leveraging what they've learned in school, while also being challenged with meaningful projects that drive impactful changes to our business. From day one, our intern’s receive formal and informal training to help them excel in their new roles. Our inclusive and collaborative environment encourages them to bring their unique & diverse perspectives to the table.

Our UX team helps to direct the design and evaluation of technologies that enable business or consumer end-users and to use networking, computing, and communication devices with ease in business environments. They manage the activities related to providing usability support to product teams, develops methodologies and procedures used in the testing, analysis and investigation of applications/systems, as well as graphical, web, multimedia, voice response, and conversational user interfaces, to ensure our products meet high standards of usability and design excellence.

Responsibilities may include:

Product Team Support

¥ Work alongside UX Designers, Business Analysts and Product Managers to enhance Medidata current solutions offerings. Responsibilities include, but not limited to: research synthesis, requirements gathering and interaction design documentation.

Research Projects

¥ Work alongside a UX Designer to obtain insights on how well current designs are performing and perceived. Use these insights to help inform design improvements. Responsibilities include: research planning, conducting interviews/observations/walkthroughs, and UX design.

Medidata Design System

¥ Work on and contribute to the platform wide design system by performing best practice research and creating pattern styles and wireframes along with detailed documentation that will help guide other designers/developers across all our products.

Qualifications:

Please complete the preference link as part of the application process! Candidate Preference Link

¥ Currently pursuing a degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Human Factors, Computer Science (with an emphasis on HCI), or a related field, and graduating in 2018 December, or 2019.

¥ Applicants must provide a portfolio reflecting their UX experience (prior jobs, research projects, or classes). Portfolios should explain the overall design processes and rationale.

¥ Awareness of new and established design patterns and ability to provide solutions based on the contextualisation of these patterns

¥ Ability to produce detailed user flows, wireframes. Prototyping a plus

¥ Experience communicating and debating design

¥ Ability to embrace design feedback positively