User Experience Designer

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Barcelona (España)
Thomson Reuters
(a través de Thomson Reuters)

Background Information

Thomson Reuters is the leading source of intelligent information for professionals around the world. We supply the intelligent information our customers need to succeed in fields that are vital to developed and emerging economies such as law, financial services, tax and accounting, healthcare, science and media.

Our life sciences knowledge and information are essential for drug companies to discover new drugs and get them to market faster, for researchers to find relevant papers and know what is newly published in their subject, and for businesses to optimise their intellectual property and find competitive intelligence.

Today we are the established and authoritative pharmaceutical and biotechnology information resource, and the industry authority on the global generics market.Both innovators and generic manufacturers trust us because our integrated solutions contain an unrivalled breadth and depth of timely, relevant strategic information from multiple databases, delivered on powerful platforms, accompanied by intuitive analytical tools, and backed up by dedicated support teams.

But we provide far more than just content sets. Our data are enriched with unique abstracts, commentaries and analysis prepared by our team of industry experts — critical insight on-tap from the thought leaders that shape pharmaceutical opinion.

All over the world, decision-makers depend on us for the essential knowledge that can justify their strategies, promote outstanding research and business growth, and keep them abreast of the market.

Job Purpose

The User Experience Designer is responsible for meeting design objectives of individual projects (e.g. delivering user interface designs to specification, validating usability with testing, etc) but also to support the strategic goals to increase the awareness and impact of User Experience (UX) activities across the organisation’s range of products.


  • Take responsibility for the user interface (UI) design of individual projects within the Life Sciences portfolio, throughout the entire product lifecycle, from initial ideation and conceptualisation through to final design deliverable.
  • Work collaboratively and actively with project teams to develop UI designs for projects.
  • Proficient in all aspects of User Centred Design process
  • Adhere to UX best practice and standards.
  • Understand and follow product design specification and brand identity standards.
  • Produce design concepts and translate these into optimal design solutions.
  • Ability to assist in all aspects of usability testing from protocol writing to analysis and presentation of findings
  • Communicate and present all aspects of work coherently to all project team members.
  • Estimate project effort required.
  • Work and report to a project plan/timeline.
  • Manage and record time on projects accurately.
  • Be responsible for individual project deliverables including: wireframes, prototypes, user interaction models, work/task-flows, information architecture, schematics, and interface guidelines.
  • Contribute to the culture of innovation and teamwork and be passionate about UX.
  • Share new ideas and UX insights.


  • Degree educated in information science, information design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or related technical degree or equivalent work experience. (Essential)
  • MSc in HCI, Visual design, or equivalent (Desirable)

Experience and Knowledge

  • UX expertise including hands-on proficiency in problem solving, conceptualisation and analysis, wireframe design, information architecture, expert reviews/heuristic evaluation, collaborative design.
  • Proactively support other team members to share team workload.
  • Peer reviews, able to give and receive constructive feedback on all UX deliverables.
  • Domain experience
  • Familiarity with product development processes
  • Understanding of user research – e.g. ethnographic, contextual inquiry, expert user interview
  • Experience in UX design for large multi-platform applications
  • Proactive thought leadership in User Experience issues and trends.
  • Life Sciences (biology, chemistry, pharma industry, bio/chemo/pharmaco-informatics) domain knowledge is a bonus but not required. The ability to absorb and understand a new domain and user base quickly is essential.


  • IA/UX Tools – Minimum intermediate level to visualise design concepts- e.g. Axure, Photoshop
  • Solving and designing solutions for ‘complex’ problems such as ‘Search’, and prototype production to exemplify usage.
  • Flexible attitude to business and design direction
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Active listener, ability to process and synthesise information efficiently and accurately.
  • Determination to succeed despite obstacles and challenges, and a positive attitude favouring achievement of goals over open-ended investigation.
  • Proficient note-taker, able to quickly understand and capture assigned tasks and design directions accurately during meetings and design workshops.
  • Documentation skills, compile clear specifications to designs where required.
  • Resourcefulness, initiative and independence.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With over 60,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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