King’s Digital Lab (KDL - https://kdl.kcl.ac.uk/
) is a Research Software Engineering (RSE) team embedded within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at King’s College London. We design and implement systems, infrastructure, tools, and processes needed to produce a heterogeneous range of high quality digital scholarly outputs. As an RSE laboratory, KDL is deeply committed to co-research and is constantly evolving as new tools and methods appear. We have an open, collaborative culture, both within the Lab and with our research partners.
We integrate design throughout our projects, from initial requirements assessments and at each stage of development. We aim for a design-first approach, in support of our belief that digital tools and methods should be both instinctively usable and elegant.
Research Software (RS) UI/UX Designers work in a variety of research domains, and in a range of different teams. The RS UI/UX Designer is responsible for project research, development of user journeys, concepts development, design and front-end development of web tools and online projects. They work closely with analysts and software engineers to develop and implement information architecture across projects and produce a fully functional product. Their focus is on innovation, impact, and public engagement, pushing the boundaries while respecting industry standards and accessibility. Their goal is to produce products of the highest design quality possible within the available budget, and with attention to best practice in research methods, visualization, and digital publishing. They are expected to contribute to the development of eResearch capability in their immediate department, research group, or laboratory as well as across the university, and be aware of best practices in software development, digital research methods, data visualization, and data management.
In addition to the core design and development responsibilities for research projects, you will be able to develop a personal research agenda and explore opportunities to connect this to external funding and work with academic colleagues.
What we offer in return
o Leave and pension
o Training and development
o Support for parents and carers
o Well-being support
- Flexible working opportunities, including hybrid working (typically 20% in-person – up to 80% remote)
- Opportunity to expand your skills working with new and emerging technologies across multiple disciplines and sectors and to develop a personal research agenda and explore opportunities connecting this to external funding and collaborating with academic colleagues.
KDL supports an inclusive culture and celebrates the diversity of our team. We are committed to encouraging further appointments from diverse groups, and we look forward to welcoming applicants of all cultures and abilities, supported by flexible and varied working practices.
This post will be offered on a full-time, indefinite contract.