How to find UX Research Jobs
tl;dr: This article looks at the best places to find UX Research jobs online, no matter if you are an established user researcher looking for a new role or you are right out of University and want to find your first UX Research internship.
A UX Research career makes a specialized role for which not all technology companies are (constantly) hiring. An opening for a UX Researcher may also be called differently, for example “User Researcher” or “Design Researcher”. This can make it difficult to find open UX Researcher jobs.
This article will help you find open UX Researcher jobs by listing the most relevant job platforms with deep-links so you can spend your time on tailoring your application and less on finding relevant openings.
Steps to find your next UX Research job
1. Search the job pages of your ideal employers
You may have one or more companies that you would ideally like to work for. This may be a tech giant like Google, a non-profit like Code.org, or a local startup. Some companies don’t advertise open UX Researcher jobs on job platforms like the ones listed below or only do when not able to fill the position through organic traffic. Applying directly on their website can also help because it shows the recruiter that you actively searched for open UX research jobs on their website and not through a generic search on job platforms.
2. Search the big job platforms of UX Research jobs
This may be the most obvious step – go through the most popular job platforms and search for UX Research jobs. To find all relevant user research jobs, search for the following job titles:
- UX Research
- UX Researcher
- User Experience Research
- User Experience Researcher
- User Research
- User Researcher
- Design Research
- Design Researcher
Some of the most popular job platforms are:
- Linkedin (worldwide)
- Indeed (worldwide)
- Glassdoor (worldwide)
- Monster (worldwide)
- Google’s Job Search (which I worked on as a UX Researcher 🙂 )
- Job.com (US)
- Totaljobs (UK)
- Reed (UK)
- Stepstone (Germany)
- Workopolis (Canada)
- Seek (Australia)
Consider expanding the search to job platforms most relevant in the countries you are interested in. You may also want to create a profile on these platforms so you can keep track of which jobs you already viewed.
3. Search dedicated UX Research Job platforms
There is one platform that is dedicated to UX Research jobs: uxresearchjobs.com. The job site doesn’t provide filtering but it’s still worth a try.
4. Search remote job platforms if a remote UX Research job is an option
The demand for remote work increases both on the employer and employee side. If working from home (or
- UX Researcher jobs at WeWorkRemotely
- UX Researcher jobs at RemoteOK
- UX jobs at JustRemote (search can’t be refined)
- UX jobs at WorkingNomads (search can’t be refined)
- UX Researcher jobs at Remote.co
I hope these pointers were helpful. As always, don’t forget to reach out to your contact to see if they know of UX research openings. A personal referral can help an application greatly.
Feel free to reach out to me at mail >at< janahrend.com if you have questions. I mentor 10 young professionals each year in their journey to become a UX Research professional. Let me know if you’d like to learn more!
Disclaimer: I work at Google as a Senior User Experience Researcher. Content and opinions are my own and not by Google.